mary carver dies 'Simon & Simon' star Mary Carver dies at 89

Veteran actor Mary Carver died Oct. 18 following a brief illness, The Hollywood Reporter reports. She was 89, and is survived by her daughters Lia and Athena.

Best known for playing the mother of the two private-detective brothers on the long-running CBS series “Simon & Simon,” Carver was in over 150 episodes of the series from 1981-1989.

Carver’s acting career spanned more than 60 years. She played the mother of Goldie Hawn in “Protocol” in 1984, and the mother of James Woods in “Best Seller” in 1987. In 1990’s “Arachnophobia,” her character was one of many who died from a spider bite.

Carver’s other TV roles included: “The Donna Reed Show,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Mannix,” “McCloud,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Lou Grant,” “Quincy, M.E.,” “E.R.,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”

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