Janet Carroll

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  • "Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us."
    - Harry Simpson
  • " Never forgotten, Rest in Peace."
    - Allison Dupont
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    - Margo
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Janet Carroll (Photo by Mike Guastella/WireImage)
Actress Janet Carroll, who played the mother of Tom Cruise's character in the movie "Risky Business," has died. She was 71.

Carroll's son, George Brown, said the actress died Tuesday in New York after a long illness.

Carroll worked steadily since that breakthrough role with Cruise in 1983. Her film credits include "Family Business," with Sean Connery and Matthew Broderick, and "Memories of Me" with Billy Crystal. On television, she appeared in such shows as "Murphy Brown," ''Melrose Place" and "Married With Children."

Carroll served as artistic director of the jazz series at the Simi Valley Cultural Center in Southern California for many years and performed on tour with the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band.

A memorial service will be held Saturday in New York City.

SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer


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