Pat Carroll, an actress, and comedian died on July 30 at the age of 95. She rose to prominence as Ursula in the 1989 animated musical fantasy picture The Little Mermaid. Carroll also appeared in and had regular parts on TV programs such as The Danny Thomas Show, Laverne & Shirley, and ER. Her funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
Pat Carroll cause of death
Kerry Karsian, Pat Carroll’s daughter, reported that her mother died of pneumonia at her Cape Cod, Massachusetts home. It is unclear whether Carroll has had any additional health problems in the past. The Songcatcher actress was also well-known for the $12,000 contract breach case she brought against Hanna-Barbera in 1963. Carroll said that she was cast as Jane Jetson in the ABC animated series The Jetsons. Carroll’s contract stated that she would be paid $500 for each episode in which she appeared.
However, she only appeared in one episode before being replaced. According to accounts, the move occurred as a result of a sponsored issue between Carroll’s Make Room for Daddy and Disney. The issue was settled in 1965, and Carroll disclosed in 2013 that the court ruled in Hanna-favor. Barbera’s
Twitter users pay tribute
Pat Carroll is still well-known for her faultless performances. When the news of her death was disclosed, Twitter was inundated with tributes.
What a talent!!! She was fabulous long before Ursula. RIP Pat Carroll. pic.twitter.com/Ye4LzNg6sz
— David Sobolov (@volobos) July 31, 2022
RIP Pat Carroll. Thank you for gifting us Ursula. An icon, a villain, a seawitch, an outcast. Thank you for inspiring so many poor unfortunate souls for generations then and now. 💜🐙🖤 https://t.co/NtI0EmTfPl
— Justin Martindale (@justmartindale) August 1, 2022
Everything there is to know about Pat Carroll
Carroll made her acting debut in the 1948 picture Hometown, followed by Caesar’s Hour on NBC. She received an Emmy Award for her role in the latter, and from 1961 to 1964, she was a regular on the comedy Make Room for Daddy. Carroll was featured on various variety programs from 1950 through 1970, including a special appearance on the anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson. In 1965, she co-starred as Prunella in a musical adaptation of Cinderella.
Pat played Lily on the ABC comedy Laverne & Shirley in 1976, and Pearl Markowitz on the CBS sitcom Busting Loose. During the 1980s, she regularly appeared on TV programs and performed a lot of voice work on animated series such as A Pop Named Scooby-Doo, Galaxy High, Pound Puppies, and others. She rose to fame as Ursula in The Little Mermaid, a character she returned in a few video games, a spinoff series, and the Disney+ series The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, as well as Disney theme park events and performances.
Carroll was a member of the Actors Studio and participated in various game programs. She had a good theatrical career and performed in many productions. Carroll is survived by her two kids from her marriage to Lee Karsian, Tara Karsian, and Kerry Karsian. Pat and Lee split up in 1976. Evan Karsian-McCormick, her granddaughter, survives her.