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Tom Cruise's Mom in Risky Business Dies at 71

UpdatePosted 05/23/2012 06:30PM

Tom Cruise's Mom in Risky Business Dies at 71

Originally posted 05/23/2012 04:30PM

Janet Carroll, who played Tom Cruise's oblivious mother in the movie Risky Business, died Tuesday at 71.

The Chicago-born actress, who had a long career in movies and television, died in New York after a lengthy illness, Variety reports.

Playing a mother unaware that her son was running a brothel in her own home while she was out of town, Carroll made her movie premiere in the 1983 film that launched Cruise to superstardom.

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Ben Stiller: Tom Cruise 'Has Moves' in Tropic Thunder | Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise

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Ben Stiller: Tom Cruise 'Has Moves' in Tropic Thunder

Originally posted 08/07/2008 03:55PM

It's been 25 years since he shimmied in his skivvies in Risky Business, but Tom Cruise can still shake it like a pro, according to his Tropic Thunder director Ben Stiller.

"The guy has moves," says Stiller, who also co-wrote and stars in the military-themed action-comedy.

Cruise, 46, is winning raves for his role as a vulgar, venom-spewing studio executive in the movie, in which he's nearly unrecognizable beneath a fat suit, a bald cap and a beard.

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