Emmy winner and Ursula's voice Pat Carroll dies at 95

In "The Little Mermaid," Carroll plays Ursula, a voice she's known for decades on television.

Actor Pat Carroll attends the opening night of "The Little Mermaid" at the Lunt-Fontaine Theater on Thursday, January 10, 2008 in New York. As the voice of Ursula in "The Little Mermaid", Carroll was a comedic television mainstay for decades, an Emmy-winner for "Caesar Hour" and a mainstay on American television for decades. 95 year old female.

Pat Carroll, the voice of Ursula in "The Little Mermaid" and a mainstay of comedy television for decades, has died. He was an Emmy winner for his work on "Caesar Hour". In his 95th year, he passed away.

He died Saturday at his Cape Cod, Massachusetts, home, according to his daughter, Keri Karsian. Lynn Karsian's second daughter, Tara Karsian, wrote on Instagram that she wants everyone to "respect her with a raucous laugh at anything today (and every day going forward) because she's the greatest gift to me and my sister." can give." Leaves us together, brings us humor and the ability to laugh ... even in tough times."

Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927. When she was 5 years old, her family moved to Los Angeles. In 1948, she appeared in "Hometown Girl", but found success on television. A variety show regular, she appeared in "The Danny Kaye Show," "The Red Skelton Show," and "The Carol Burnett Show," and won an Emmy in 1956 for her work in the sketch comedy show "Caesar Hour" .

In 1965, she appeared with Leslie Ann Warren in Rodgers and in the television production of Hammerstein's Cinderella.

She was one of the evil half-sisters, starring in "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" with Leslie Ann Warren in 1965. For her recording of Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, she won a Grammy in 1980.

1989 marked the year that Disney's "The Little Mermaid" brought her voice to a new generation. Neither director Ron Clements nor composers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken wanted her to voice the sea witch in the film, reportedly choosing either Joan Collins or Bea Arthur. Carroll actually auditioned before Elaine Stritch. She became one of Disney's most memorable villains for her gleeful rendition of "Poor Unfortunate Souls."

Her favorite role was Ursula, Carroll would often say. According to her, he saw her as "a former Shakespearean actress who now sells cars."

There's something about it! In an interview, Carroll said that people get fascinated by mean characters. Since we don't meet too many terrifyingly mean characters in real life, there's a deadly distraction about the world's terrifyingly mean characters. Whenever we get a chance to see someone and it's a big deal, it's attractive to us."

The role was reprized in several sequels, spinoffs and theme park rides based on "The Little Mermaid".

In addition to "My Neighbor Totoro", Carol also voiced Grandma in the English-language dub of Hayao Miyazaki's film.