Pat Carroll: "To play someone mean is heaven."
July 31, 2022 5:24 PM   Subscribe

Pat Carroll, best known to current generations as Ursula from "The Little Mermaid", has passed away at age 95. Said she of her role (behind the scenes), "To play someone mean is heaven."

Among a rich and full career, she also played Shirley's mom on Laverne & Shirley and appeared on Password with Johnny Carson (pt. 1, 2, 3) and did a one-woman show on Gertrude Stein.
posted by MollyRealized (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Also: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella: Stepsisters' Lament.
posted by MollyRealized at 5:27 PM on July 31 [5 favorites]


.
posted by humbug at 5:48 PM on July 31


.
posted by Bottlecap at 6:13 PM on July 31


.
posted by Silvery Fish at 6:18 PM on July 31


"Poor Unfortunate Souls" is probably my favorite performance of a song in any Disney movie. Maybe in any movie, period. Absolutely a classic.
posted by potrzebie at 6:28 PM on July 31 [25 favorites]


Absolute legend.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:44 PM on July 31 [3 favorites]


.
posted by Windopaene at 8:23 PM on July 31


That voice!

Beluga sevruga, come winds of the Caspian Sea
Larynxes, glossitis, ad max Laryngitis, la voce to me!


.
posted by pjsky at 8:25 PM on July 31 [8 favorites]


.
posted by JoeXIII007 at 9:06 PM on July 31


.
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 9:12 PM on July 31


Two icons in one day. Man. 😥
posted by kitten kaboodle at 9:55 PM on July 31 [2 favorites]


.
posted by Pendragon at 1:03 AM on August 1


.
posted by profreader at 3:42 AM on August 1


.
posted by briank at 4:43 AM on August 1


She was in a million things when I was growing up in the 70s. She had a fantastic voice.

.
posted by ceejaytee at 6:25 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


"i think I'm a WONDERFUL villain." She was so adorable in that interview, thanks for sharing. <3
posted by knownassociate at 7:02 AM on August 1 [3 favorites]


.
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:07 AM on August 1


.
posted by filtergik at 7:37 AM on August 1


Also: Singing as Viney Butler in Songcatcher "I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again."
posted by Preserver at 7:52 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


What an amazing talent.

.
posted by theora55 at 8:27 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


.
posted by ikahime at 9:12 AM on August 1


I remember seeing her as Juliet's Nurse in the '80s, in Michael Kahn's first production for what was then the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in DC. Later she played Falstaff in Merry Wives: iconic. (I was wildly envious).

What an actor, what a stage beast. RIP.
posted by Pallas Athena at 1:04 PM on August 1 [5 favorites]


.
posted by carrioncomfort at 4:22 PM on August 1


.
posted by mochapickle at 6:03 PM on August 1


.
posted by pelvicsorcery at 10:10 PM on August 1


.
posted by schyler523 at 8:57 AM on August 2


One of my most favorite voice actresses. I am indebted to her for how she brought Ursula to life. She is the reason I still love my body and all its rolls.
posted by The Adventure Begins at 12:27 PM on August 2 [3 favorites]


.
posted by koucha at 10:37 AM on August 4


She was great in The Danny Thomas Show as his agent's wife, I highly recommend checking it out.

.
posted by rhizome at 3:32 PM on August 4


« Older Nichelle Nichols lifted a generation of women into...   |   Bridget has a Taste for Trucks Newer »


You are not currently logged in. Log in or create a new account to post comments.