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Janet Carroll dead -- Actress died at age 71

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Janet Carroll — best known as Tom Cruise’s mom in Risky Business — has died, Variety reports. The actress succumbed to an an unidentified illness at the age of 71. Caroll’s other big screen credits include Forces of Nature, and Enough. She also appeared on Melrose Place, Scrubs, Brothers & Sisters, and Law & Order: SVU.


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