ENTERTAINMENT legend Pat Carroll, who famously voiced the evil Ursula in Disney’s Little Mermaid, has died.
The Emmy and Grammy winner died on July 30 at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Pat was 95.
According to Deadline, she was suffering from pneumonia.
In 1989, the comedian played the sea witch Ursula in Disney’s animated classic.
She also provided vocals for the character’s signature song, Poor Unfortunate Souls.
Pat previously named the role as one of her favorites and has reprized it in several other productions.
Patricia Ann Carroll was born on May 5, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
When she was 5 years old, she moved to Los Angeles with her family.
Her many credits have included appearances on shows such as Laverne & Shirley and ER.
Pat won an Emmy Award for her work on Sid Caesar’s house and was a regular on the sitcom Make Room for Daddy from 1961-1964.
She also won several theater awards for her one-woman show about Gertrude Stein.
The taped version won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word, Best Documentary or Best Drama in 1980.
Pat switched to voice acting years later and brought several classic cartoon characters to life, including Pound Puppies and the grandmother in Garfield specials.
But her most memorable role came as the evil sea witch Ursula, a role she enjoyed.
She once described her joy to author Allan Neuwirth in Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Movies:
“It was my lifelong ambition to do a Disney film,” she recalls. “So I was her hook, her line, and her plumb line.”
Survivors include daughters Kerry Karsian, Tara Karsian, and granddaughter Evan Karsian-McCormick. No memorial plans have been announced.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/5900839/pat-carroll-dead-ursula-little-mermaid/ Pat Carroll dead at 95: The voice of Ursula in The Little Mermaid & Emmy winner died after falling ill at her Cape Cod home