Pat Carroll, a comedic mainstay of television for decades, an Emmy winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice of Ursula in “The Mermaid,” has died. She was 95.
Her daughter, Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died Saturday at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Their other daughter, Tara Karsian, wrote on Instagram that they want everyone to “honor her by laughing out loud at absolutely everything today (and every day) because alongside her brilliant talent and love, she leaves my sister Kerry and me the greatest gift of all who infuse us with humor and the ability to laugh…even in the saddest of times.”
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Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 5 years old. Her first film role was in 1948’s Hometown Girl, but she found her way into television. She won an Emmy in 1956 for her work on the sketch comedy series Caesar’s Hour, was a regular on Make Room for Daddy with Danny Thomas, guest-starred on The DuPont Show with June Allyson, and was a regular on a variety show -Show Visit The Danny Kaye Show, The Red Skelton Show and The Carol Burnett Show.
She also played one of the evil stepsisters in the 1965 television production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Lesley Ann Warren.
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