Pat Carroll was an American actress, comedian and known for her voice for Disney’s Ursula dies at 95. She is known for having a very long career in the industry. Her best-known works include the one-woman show about Gertrude Stein and her voiceover as Ursula in The Little Mermaid. On July 30, 2022, the industry mourned the news of her passing. The amount of amazing work she has done in her career will be remembered for decades to come.
Pat Carroll was born on May 5, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana to a Roman Catholic family to Maurice Clifton Carroll and Kathryn Angela – her father and mother respectively. She later moved to Los Angeles with her family, where she began her acting career by working for local productions. It is known that she attended the Catholic girls’ school, Immaculate Heart High School. She then attended Immaculate College in Los Angeles and also the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Further information on her education is not available.
Pat Carroll career
She began acting in 1947 with the stage play “The Goose and the Ganter” and opened doors for other roles. She landed her first role in the film Hometown Girl just a year after making her stage debut in 1948. Soon she was getting regular roles on shows like Make Room for Daddy (1961-1964). In 1956, she appeared in the American sketch comedy series Caesar’s Hour as the wife of Howard Morris to critical acclaim. She also played the role of an evil stepsister, Prunella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in 1965. The last film she appeared in was BFFs in 2014, in which she played the role of Joan, and the last play she acted in was Our Town (2002). The list of television series and stage plays in which she took part is very long.
With her versatility and experience, she has made a name for herself in the industry. In addition to her acting career, she has also worked as a voice actress. In 1988, she voiced Granny in My Neighbor Totoro. Her voice as Ursula and Morgan became very famous in The Little Mermaid (1989). She even sang Poor Unfortunate Souls while playing the sea witch Ursula and also did voice work for Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Mickey’s House of Villains and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse. Pat really was a workaholic and a multi-talent. She then directed a musical version of Alice in Wonderland and other plays.
Pat Carroll Awards
- Pat was nominated for a Tony Awards very early in her career for the stage play Catch A Star in 1955.
- Carroll won an Emmy Award for Caesar’s Hour in 1956.
- The taped version of her show Gertrude Stein won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word, Best Documentary or Best Drama.
- She won the Bookend Helen Hayes Award for her performances in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Romeo and Juliet.
- Pat received an honorary doctorate from Siena College in Albany, New York in 1991.
Pat Carroll biography
|Real name||Patricia Ann Caroll|
|Date of birth||May 5, 1927|
|date of death||July 30, 2022|
|Place of birth||Shreveport, Louisiana, USA|
|University||Immaculate Heart College, Catholic University of America|
|Height||in feet inches – 0′ 0” – in centimeters – 000 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 00 kg – in pounds – 000 pounds|
Pat Carroll Family
|Father||Maurice Clifton Carroll|
|mother||Kathryn Angela Meagher|
|Who is Pat Carroll’s husband?||Lee Karsian (m. 1955–1976)|
|children||Three (Tara, Sean & Kerry Karsian)|
Pat Carroll married manager and talent agent Lee Karsian in 1955 but later ended their marriage in 1976. Lee died in 1991 in Clark County, Nevada. They had three children together. The son – the late Sean Karsian and two daughters, Tara and Kerry. Tara is a famous American actress and author while Kerry is a casting director. At the age of 95, Pat died while recovering from pneumonia and was buried in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Pat Carroll Net Worth
Pat Carroll labored for 73 years and won love, attention, respect and much wealth. Her work has driven her to maintain a good lifestyle for herself and her family. Her acting and voice acting net worth is estimated to be US$1.5 million.
Facts About Pat Carroll
- She was listed in the US Army as a civilian actress technician.
- After graduating, Pat began performing comedy in nightclubs.
- Her voice as Ursula became so popular that she dubbed her for about 6 video game titles.
- She was loved for her down-to-earth nature and infectious laugh. This made her a popular guest on talk shows.
- She said it is her lifelong ambition to do a Disney film.
- Pat filed a lawsuit against Hanna-Barbera for breach of contract in 1963, which she lost.