Chris Noth’s Mom Jeanne Parr Dead: CBS Correspondent Dies at 92

Jeanne Parr and Chris Noth
Parr and Noth attend the opening of the Broadway play "The Best Man" in 2000. Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Noted TV actor Chris Noth’s mom, Jeanne Parr, died on Monday, May 23, according to reports. She was 92.

Parr started her career at a local radio and TV station in Madison, Wisconsin, before she was scouted by a CBS producer, making her one of the network’s first female correspondents. The producer discovered her after she made an appearance on What's My Line? in 1960.

The late reporter, who also worked as a weather girl on the Jim Jensen Show, famously covered the Republican National Convention in San Francisco and the riots in New York in 1967.

In 1978, Parr got her own talk show, The Jeanne Parr Show, on CBS. Later in her career, she produced several documentaries.

Jeanne Parr
Parr in 1967 CBS via Getty Images

The journalist is survived by her three sons, Charles Jr., Chris and Michael Noth. Her husband, Charles Noth, died in a car accident in 1966.

Chris, 61, is best known for his roles as Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order, Mr. Big on Sex and the City and, most recently, Peter Florrick on The Good Wife.

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