Pat Carroll, a mainstay of comedy television for decades, Emmy winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice of Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” has died. She was 95 years old.
His daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Her other daughter Tara Karsian wrote on Instagram that she wanted everyone to “honor her with a laugh out loud at everything today (and every day forward) because in addition to her brilliant talent and love , she leaves my sister Kerry and I with the greatest gift of all, imbuing us with humor and the ability to laugh…even in the saddest of times.”
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Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 5 years old. Her first film role came in 1948’s “Hometown Girl” but she found her groove on television. She won an Emmy for her work on the comedy series “Caesar’s Hour” in 1956, 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 through “The Danny Kaye Show”, “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show”.
She also played one of the evil stepsisters in the 1965 TV production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” starring Lesley Ann Warren.
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