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How did Pat Carroll die? Emmy-winner who voiced Ursula in The Little Mermaid dies aged 95

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Pat Carroll won an Emmy Award in 1956 for her work on “Sid Caesar’s House.”

Actress Pat Carroll, best known for voicing Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, died Saturday, July 30, at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She was 95 years old.

Derek Maki, Carroll’s rep, told Variety that the actress died while recovering from pneumonia. According to Maki, she died with her best friend by her side. Carroll is survived by their children, Kerry Karsian and Tara Karsian, and their granddaughter, Evan Karsian-McCormick. She also won an Emmy Award in 1956 for her work on “Sid Caesar’s House.”


Carroll’s early years and career

Carroll’s daughter Tara Karsian wrote on Instagram: “It is with a heavy heart that I write that my mother Pat Carroll has passed away at the ripe old age of 95. We ask that you honor her by laughing out loud at absolutely everything today (and every day in the future) because alongside her brilliant talent and love, she leaves my sister Kerry and I with the greatest gift of all, which is humor and filled with the ability to laugh…even in the saddest of times I forgot who sent me this meme a while ago. Truer words were never written and so we will always remember them.”

Many celebrities expressed their condolences through heartfelt messages. Gregory Zarian wrote: “Medz bacheeg djana!! Sending my love to you and your sister Kerry! I had a really crazy laugh last night with @mindycohn…NOW dedicated to you and your mom.” Tom Lenk commented, “Sending lots of love to Tara.” Molly Hagan wrote, “Sending lots of love to you and Kerry. I hear your mother laughing. Really nothing like it or nicer.”

Philip Lewis wrote on Twitter: “Pat Carroll, Emmy-winner and voice of Ursula in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ has died aged 95.” “Pat Carroll spent many years making Ursula for fans at conventions and she was always absolutely AMAZING. She will live forever in the laughter of this iconic witch,” Mikey Walsh wrote.

Patricia Ann Carroll was born on May 5, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was five years old. She began acting in local shows at a young age before attending Catholic University of America and then enlisting in the US Army during World War II.

Carroll’s career as an entertainer spanned seven decades. Carroll’s debut appearance was in the 1947 film Hometown Girl. In addition to winning the Emmy, she has showcased her comedy skills as a regular on Make Room for Daddy, The Jimmy Durante Show, The Danny Thomas Show, Too Close for Comfort, and She’s the Sheriff. .’ Other famous performances include “Laverne & Shirley”, “The Love Boat”, “Designing Women” and “ER”. Carroll has also appeared in To Tell the Truth, The Match Game, I’ve Got a Secret, Password All-Stars, You Don’t Say, and The $10,000 Pyramid.

Carroll provided the voice of Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid in 1989, performing the film’s stunning number Poor Unfortunate Souls. Carroll considered Ursula a career highlight and reprized the character in a variety of media.

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