Death of the dubber of “The Little Mermaid”
Pat Carroll is dead, the Emmy and Grammy winner was 95. She became known as Ursula in “The Little Mermaid”.
Pat Carroll has passed away. The actress died Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the age of 95, of pneumonia in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His daughter Kerry Karsian confirmed his death the specialized magazine “The Hollywood Reporter”. Carroll leaves behind three children and a grandson.
Carroll was best known for “Arielle, the Little Mermaid”. In the original 1989 Disney film, she spoke and sang the Wicked Sea Witch Ursula. Carroll called the witch – half-human, half-octopus – one of her favorite roles. She lent her voice to Ursula in various offshoots: in the prequel series of the same name, in computer games or for attractions in Disney theme parks. Carroll returned in 2000 for The Little Mermaid 2, the home theater sequel. She was talking to Ursula’s sister, Morgana.
Pat Carroll: much more than “The Little Mermaid”
Long before “Arielle,” however, Pat Carroll made a name for himself in show business. She made her debut in the 1948 film Hometown Girl. From the 1950s, she was a regular guest on television comedy shows. Carroll won an Emmy for his performances on the Sid Caesar (1922-2014) sketch show Caesar’s Hour.
On stage, she received much praise for her solo performance as the writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). She won a Grammy for recording the show. At the end of the 1980s, she began her career as a dubber for animated films, from “Arielle” to “Scooby-Doo” via “Dingo – Le Film”.