Pat Carroll Fare Examining Ursula Legacy As A Voice Actress

Emmy-winning comedian Pat Carroll died on July 30 at the age of 95. The retiring actor’s role as the evil sea witch Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” catapulted the retiring actor to fame.

Pat Carroll’s best friend was by her side when she died peacefully, her agent Derek Maki confirmed to Variety. The Hollywood Reporter learned from her daughter Kerry Karsian that the actress died of pneumonia at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Check out Pat Carroll’s life and acting career

The voice actors have a long list of amazing roles. She played her first role in the 1947 film “Hometown Girl,” after which she appeared regularly on numerous variety shows and rose to fame for nearly three years.

Pat Carroll has also appeared on comedy shows such as She’s Sheriff, Making Room for Dad, Too Close to Be Comfortable, The Danny Thomas Show, and The Jimmy Durant Show.

She ended up winning an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress, but that was because of her performance in “Caesar Hour.”

Pat Carroll opened up about her admiration for Howard Morris, Carl Reiner, and Sid Caesar in an interview with Kliph Nesteroff. The actress praised the trio and the show, saying she got most of what she knew about comedy from watching the trio perform.

Carroll is a well-known actress and comedian who has also hosted many game shows including Password All-Stars, The Match Game, To Tell the Truth, You Don’t Say, I’ve Got a Secret and The $10,000 pyramid.

However, her breakthrough performance came in 1989’s The Little Mermaid, where she voiced Ursula. She sang “Poor Unfortunate Soul”, one of the most famous songs in the movie, which became a huge hit all over the world.

According to Variety, Carroll reportedly considers Ursula to be her favorite part of her long and successful career.

Pat Carroll is survived by her daughters Tara Karsian (actress) and Kerry Karsian (casting director) and her granddaughter Evan Karsian-McCormick. Her son Sean died 13 years ago.

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