Tyler Perry on How His Late Mother Wanted to "Live Like Mrs. Chancellor" on Y&R

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Actor/director/screenwriter/producer/author Tyler Perry was among Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 special Wednesday night. When asked what he was most proud of, one of the most powerful black men in Hollywood mentioned CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless.

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The fact that I am able to take care of my mother. That is the thing that makes me the most proud. She used to talk about Ms. Chancellor growing up on The Young and the Restless. She's like, "If I could live like Ms. Chancellor, if I can have a house and a maid," and she has all those things. That is my proudest accomplishment because to see all that she's gone through and endured, and to still be.... That is what I'm most proud of.

Perry's mother, Maxine Perry died on Dec. 9.