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Also Known As: Patricia Ann Carroll Died:
Born: May 5, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

With her short white-blond hair, gregarious laugh, and hulky frame, Pat Carroll has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years. But, truth be told, her TV work has merely been a means of financing a lifestyle that allowed her to pursue a regular career as a theater performer and director. She is perhaps best remembered as Bunny Halper, wife of nightclub owner Sid Melton, on "The Danny Thomas Show" (CBS, 1961-1964) and as the inveterate matchmaker to Doris Day in the feature "With Six You Get Eggroll" (1968). Younger audiences might recognized Carroll for her stage turn in "Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein," which she played on Broadway and at colleges around the USA, or, more likely, as the voice of the villainous Ursula in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" (1989).

With her short white-blond hair, gregarious laugh, and hulky frame, Pat Carroll has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years. But, truth be told, her TV work has merely been a means of financing a lifestyle that allowed her to pursue a regular career as a theater performer and director. She is perhaps best remembered as Bunny Halper, wife of nightclub owner Sid Melton, on "The Danny Thomas Show" (CBS, 1961-1964) and as the inveterate matchmaker to Doris Day in the feature "With Six You Get Eggroll" (1968). Younger audiences might recognized Carroll for her stage turn in "Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein," which she played on Broadway and at colleges around the USA, or, more likely, as the voice of the villainous Ursula in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" (1989).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 BFFs (2014)
4.
 Nancy Drew (2007)
5.
 Outside Sales (2006)
6.
 Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, The (2000) Voice Of Morgana
7.
 Songcatcher (2000) Viney Butler
8.
 Side Streets (1997) News Anchor
9.
 Goofy Movie, A (1995) Additional Voice
10.
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved to Los Angeles at age of five
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Was in military as "civilian actress technician"
1947:
Made professional stage debut in "A Goose For the Gander"
1950:
Made New York cabaret debut at Le Ruban Bleu
1952:
Appeared as regular on first series, "The Red Buttons Show" (CBS)
1954:
Was regular on NBC's "Saturday Night Revue"
1955:
Broadway debut, "Catch a Star"
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Appeared in the regular ensemble of "Caesar's Hour" (NBC)
1958:
Made appearances as a panelist on "Masquerade Party" (CBS)
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Was a regular on "Keep Talking" (CBS 1958-1959, ABC 1959-1960)
1961:
Appeared as a panelist on CBS' "You're in the Picture"
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Played Bunny Halper on "The Danny Thomas Show" (CBS)
1966:
Cast as the Wicked Stepmother in "Cinderella" (CBS)
1968:
Had memorable feature role in "With Six You Get Eggroll"
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Played the landlady on the ABC sitcom "Getting Together"
1972:
TV-movie debut, "Second Chance" (ABC)
1977:
Cast as Adam Arkin's overprotective mother on teh short-lived CBS sitcom "Busting Loose"
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Performed the title role in the acclaimed one-person play "Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein" in New York and on tour
1986:
Returned to series TV as foil to Ted Knight in the syndicated sitcom "The Ted Knight Show"
1986:
Did voices for animated series "Galaxy High" and "Foofur"
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Cast as Suzanne Somers mother in the syndicated sitcom "She's the Sheriff"
1989:
Voiced the character of Ursula in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
1990:
Played Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC
1992:
Did character voices for the animated series "Disney's The Little Mermaid" (CBS)
1996:
Played title role in Washington, DC, production of "Volpone"
1997:
Starred in the original American Movie Classics (AMC) drama "The Royale"
1998:
Returned to Broadway as the Chorus in a revival of Sophocles' "Electra"
2000:
Had supporting role as a mountain woman in the Sundance-screened "Songcatcher"
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Education

Immaculate Heart College: Los Angeles , California - 1944 - 1947
Catholic University of America: Washington , Washington D.C. - 1950

Notes

"To play someone mean is heavenly." --Pat Carroll in the press materials for "The Little Mermaid"

"I think every time you start doing a play, it's like a ship cruise. We all book passage together. And each sailing is never the same. It can be the same ports of call, the same boat, the same cabin. But the people make the difference. People always make the difference. Different personalities, different inputs. We're all trying to discover this play at the same time." --Pat Carroll in LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 22, 1989

"I'm very grateful for TV because it's allowed me to do my theatre. I'm very honest about the TV work; I try not to bite the hand that feeds me so nicely. Well, not too much." --Carroll to LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 22, 1989

Family close complete family listing

father:
Maurice Clifton Carroll.
mother:
Kathryn Angela Carroll.
son:
Sean.
daughter:
Kerry.
daughter:
Tara.
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