Janet Carroll, a veteran film, TV and stage actress who
played Tom Cruiseâ€™s mother on vacation in 1983â€™s
'Risky Business', died Tuesday in New York after a long
illness. She was 71.
During a career that spanned three decades, the Chicago
native also had recurring roles in two long-running sitcoms:
as the owner of the store in which shoe salesman Al Bundy
(Ed Oâ€™Neill) works in Foxâ€™s Married â€¦ With Children and as
the wife of stuffy anchorman Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough)
on CBSâ€™ Murphy Brown.
Carroll also worked regularly on TVâ€™s 'The Bronx Zoo' opposite
Ed Asner and 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' and had stints with
'Brothers and Sisters', 'Mary', 'Designing Women', Matlock,
'3rd Rock From the Sun', 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Scrubs'.
Carrollâ€™s film rÃ©sumÃ© includes 'The Killing Time' (1987),
'Memories of Me' (1988), 'Family Business' (1989),
'Talent for the Game' (1991), 'Destiny Turns on the
Radio' (1995), 'Forces of Nature' (1999), 'Enough' (2002)
and the soon-to-be-released 'College Debts'.
Sailin' on a BW midnight boat, their were no questions asked.
Waters so green and the air was so clean Matt stuck right to
Oh I'm just dreamin'... my life Away