Patricia Ann Carroll (May 5, 1927 – July 30, 2022) was an American actress and comedian. She was known for voicing Ursula in The Little Mermaid as well as having a long acting career, including appearances in CBS’s The Danny Thomas Show, ABC’s Laverne & Shirley, NBC’s ER, other guest-starring and series-regular roles on American television as well as voice-acting in several cartoon series. Carroll was an Emmy, Drama Desk and Grammy Award winner and a Tony Award nominee.
Pat Carroll Biography
Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 5, 1927, to Maurice Clifton Carroll and Kathryn Angela. Her family moved to Los Angeles when Pat was five years old and she soon began acting in local productions.
She graduated from Immaculate Heart High School and attended Catholic University of America after enlisting in the United States Army as a civilian actress technician.
Pat Carroll Early Career
Carroll began her acting career in 1947, she got her first acting credit as Lorelei Crawford in the 1948 film, Hometown Girl. In 1956, Carroll won an Emmy Award for her work on Caesar’s Hour and was a regular on the sitcom Make Room for Daddy from 1961 to 1964.
She guest starred in the drama anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Carroll also appeared on many variety shows of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, such as The Steve Allen show, The Red Buttons Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Red Skelton Show, and The Carol Burnett Show.
In 1965 she co-starred as “Prunella”, one of the wicked stepsisters in the 1965 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical version of Cinderella. In the late 1970s Carroll’s successful one woman show on Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein (by playwright Marty Martin), won several major theater awards; her recorded version won a 1980 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama.
Pat Carroll Personal life
Carroll married Lee Karsian in 1955 and they had three children, including actress Tara Karsian. The marriage ended in a divorce in 1976. In 1991 Carroll received an honorary doctorate from Siena College in Albany, New York. Carroll, a practicing Roman Catholic, cited that her religious views helped her to determine what projects to accept. She was a lifelong Republican.
Cause of Death
Carroll died from pneumonia at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on July 30, 2022, at the age of 95.
Pat Carroll Movies
• Hometown Girl
• The Ballad of Josie
• With Six You Get Eggroll
• The Brothers O’Toole
• Racing with the Moon
• My Neighbor Totoro
• The Little Mermaid
• The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Morgana
• Freedom Writers
Pat Carroll Net Worth
Her Net Worth at the time of death is well over $1.5 million
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