Emmy-winning actress Pat Carroll, best known as the voice of Ursula in The Little Mermaid, dies at 95

Veteran actress Pat Carroll has died aged 95. 

The beloved star passed away at her home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on July 30, while recovering from pneumonia, her daughter Kerry Karsian confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter

A star of the small screen, Carroll was known for her early work on the variety program Jimmy Durante Show and TV sitcom The Danny Thomas Show, before appearing on many TV programs including Cinderella, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Love, American Style, My Three Sons, The Love Boat, Designing Women and ER.

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Pat Carroll attends the after party to celebrate the opening night of Broadway's "The Little Mermaid" at Roseland Ballroom on January 10, 2008 in New York City.

In 1957, the TV pioneer also won a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her role in the TV series Caesar’s Hour and took home a Grammy in 1981 for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording for the one-character play Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein.

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Carroll is also known for her voiceover work in several cartoon animations such Yogi’s Treasure Hunt, Pound Puppies and Superman, and she also voiced sea witch Ursula in the 1989 Disney classic movie The Little Mermaid, which was one of her most treasured roles. 

Actresses Jodi Benson and Pat Carroll (right) reunited at the all-new attraction The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure at Disney's California Adventure Park in 2011.

“It was a lifelong ambition of mine to do a Disney film,” she told author Allan Neuwirth in Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Movies. “So, I was their hook, line and sinker.”

Carroll also did the game-show circuit, appearing on fan favourites such as To Tell the Truth, The Match Game, I’ve Got a Secret, Password All-Stars, You Don’t Say and The $10,000 Pyramid.

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Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in The Little Mermaid

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