The Little Mermaid is considered a classic and one of Disney’s best animated feature films. The film, in no small part, owes its success to the character of Ursula, a terrifying nemesis for our mermaid protagonist Ariel. Now we have sad news to report about the woman responsible for voicing that iconic role.
Tragically, Pat Carroll, who lent her voice to the character of Ursula, has passed away at the age of 95. The actress and comedian was at her Cape Cod home when she succumbed to a bout with pneumonia on Saturday.
Carroll’s passing away was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by her daughter, Kerry Karsian. She is survived by her daughters and her granddaughters.
Besides her iconic role as Ursula, Carroll also made appearances on The Danny Thomas Show, The Mickey Rooney Show, The Red Skelton Hour, Getting Together, Busting Loose, Galaxy High School, Too Close for Comfort, Foofur, and She’s the Sheriff among others.
The industry veteran will be remembered for her illustrious career, which won her an Emmy, a Grammy, as well as several other accolades. She was truly a pioneer, in both film and theater. RIP.