Pat Carroll, Voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’s Ursula, Dies at 95. AWARD-WINNING actress, Pat Carroll, was known as the voice behind the iconic character of Ursula in The Little Mermaid.
The comedienne passed away on July 30, 2022, at the age of 95. Patricia Ann Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on May 5, 1927. She was an American actress and comedian known for her work in:
CBS’s The Danny Thomas Show
ABC’s Laverne & Shirley
Carroll’s acting career started in 1947 with the film Hometown Girl, but she was most notably recognized as the voice behind Ursula in the 1989 Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid.
In 1955, she was nominated for a Tony Award in 1955 for her performance in Catch A Star!
Pat Carroll, who after many years on television as the self-described “dowager queen of game shows” went on to earn critical acclaim for her work on the stage, died on Saturday at her home on Cape Cod, Mass. She was 95.
Her daughter Kerry Karsian, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She did not specify the cause.
Ms. Carroll broke into television as a sketch comedian in the 1950s and later became a fixture on “Password,” “I’ve Got a Secret” and other game shows. She was also seen frequently on sitcoms like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and dramas like “Police Woman.” But a part she took in 1977, when she was 50, inspired her to change direction.
In a 1979 interview with The New York Times, she recalled being cast as Pearl Markowitz, an overly protective mother, on the short-lived comedy “Busting Loose,” and asking herself, “Is this all there is left — playing mothers on TV?”
Pat Carroll, Veteran Actress and Voice of Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Dead at 95. Pat Carroll died at home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, while recovering from pneumonia
Pat Carroll, a voiceover and onscreen actress, has died, PEOPLE can confirm. She was 95.
The industry veteran, who won an Emmy and Grammy across her storied career, died Saturday, a representative for the performer told PEOPLE in an email statement on Sunday.
“We sadly confirm the passing of Ms. Pat Carroll who died peacefully at home with her best friend by her side in the early morning,” the statement read.
Carroll’s daughter, Kerry Karsian, told The Hollywood Reporter that her mother died at home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, while recovering from pneumonia.