‘Little Mermaid’ voice actress Pat Carroll dies at 95

Actress Pat Carroll passes away

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Emmy-winning actress Pat Carroll has died at the age of 95.

Best known as the voice of Ursula from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” passed away on July 30 at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, after battling pneumonia.

Confirming the death of the actress, her daughter Keri Karsian said: “She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.”

Carroll was also known for roles in “ER”, “Lavern and Shirley”, “The Jimmy Durante Show” and “The Danny Thomas Show”.

Her role as the sea witch Ursula came in 1989, with the actress saying it was one of her favorite roles.

She also appeared in the 1965 musical version of Cinderella, playing Prunella, one of the evil half-sisters.

Carroll began landing roles after her first major part in the 1947 film “Hometown Girl,” before she won an Emmy in 1956 for her run on “Sid Caesar’s House.”

His other credits include the sitcoms “Make Room for Daddy”, “Busting Lose” and “She’s the Sheriff”.

She was also praised for her one-woman show about American novelist and playwright Gertrude Stein.

The recorded version of the play won a Grammy in 1980 for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama.

Along with daughter Carey, the actress has another girl, Tara Karsian and granddaughter Evan Karsian-McCormick.

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