Veteran actress Mary Carver has died following a brief illness. The Arachnophobia star died on 18 October (13). She was 89. Carver is perhaps best known for her role as Cecilia Simon in long-running TV series Simon & Simon, which starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as detective brothers. She also appeared as Goldie Hawn's mum in Protocol and featured in From Here to Eternity, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and 1995's Safe. Her TV career included stints on The Donna Reed Show, The Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Star Trek: Enterprise.