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The film industry has unfortunately lost another legend. Join us in remembering her.
You most likely know Patricia Ann Carroll as Pat Carroll. She was an American actress and comedian.
Of course, she is most well known and beloved for her work as the voice actor for Ursula the Sea Witch in 1989’s The Little Mermaid. She brought the character to life, especially through her unforgettable performance of the iconic villain song Poor Unfortunate Souls. We would be hard pressed to find anyone who anyone ever done a villain song greater justice than she.
A Sad Farewell
On July 30, 2022, Pat Carroll passed away. She was 94 years old. Carroll was recovering from pneumonia at the time of her death.
Although it is lovely to celebrate a life so long-lived, it is still sad to learn of her passing. Our thoughts go out to those who survive her including her two daughters and her granddaughter.
Remembering Pat Carroll
Though she was known best for her work in The Little Mermaid, Pat Carroll appeared in numerous other Disney Films, Television Series, and Video Games. She lent her voice to Ursula’s sister Morgana for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. She reprised the role of Ursula in House of Mouse and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.
You may also recognize her distinct voice if you ever face Ursula in Kingdom Hearts, a video game featuring a number of Disney villains.
Some of her other lesser-known Disney voice roles include KooKoo in Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers and Old Lady Crowley in Tangled: The Series. She also played Treeny in A Goofy Movie.
Though she played many roles, the actress said Ursula was one of her favorites, and Little Mermaid fans likely agree. She is one of our all-time favorites, too.
Join us in remembering Pat Carroll through conversation. Let us know what is on your heart in the comments below or on our Facebook page. Or, keep the conversation going and share them with us in our crew, too.