Pat Carroll Death

Pat Carroll Death

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Pat Carroll, a long-running humorous television fixture, Emmy winner for “Caesar’s Hour,” and the voice of Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” has died. She was 95 years old.

Carroll died on Saturday at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, according to her daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent. Tara Karsian, her other daughter, wrote on Instagram, “honour her by having a raucous laugh at absolutely anything today (and everyday forward) because, besides her brilliant talent and love, she leaves my sister Kerry and I with the greatest gift of all, imbuing us with humour and the ability to laugh…even in the saddest of times.”

Carroll was born in 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana. When she was five years old, her family moved to Los Angeles. Her first film role was in “Hometown Girl” in 1948, but she hit her stride on television. She received an Emmy in 1956 for her work on the sketch comedy series “Caesar’s Hour,” was a regular on “Make Room for Daddy” with Danny Thomas, a guest star on “The DuPont Show with June Allyson,” and a variety show regular, appearing on “The Danny Kaye Show,” “The Red Skelton Show,” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”

She also co-starred with Lesley Ann Warren in the 1965 television production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” She also received a Grammy for the recording of her one-woman show “Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein” in 1980.

Carroll frequently stated that Ursula was one of her favourite roles. She described herself as a “ex-Shakespearean actress who now sells vehicles.”

“She’s a nasty old creature!” In an interview, Carroll stated, “I think people are captivated with mean characters.” “There’s a deadly type of diversion regarding the world’s dreadful nasty characters since we don’t meet too many of them in real life.” So when we have the opportunity to witness one, and this one is a giant, it’s kind of fascinating for us.”

She was able to reprise her character in a number of “Little Mermaid” sequels, spinoffs, and even theme park rides.

Carroll also provided the voice of Granny in Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro” English-language dub.