Disney villain voice actress dies age 95

Comedian and actress Pat Carroll, a television pioneer and an Emmy, Drama Desk and Grammy winner, has died at the age of 95.

Carroll was recovering from pnuemonia.

In 1989, Carroll portrayed the sea witch Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” She called the role one of her favorites, and reprised it in several other productions in various media.

A frequent film actress and television guest star and series regular starting in the late 1940s, her work was seen on the Jimmy Durante Show, The Danny Thomas Show, Laverne & Shirley, ER and many other shows.

Since the late 1980s, Carroll has had a great deal of voice-over work on animated programs such as A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Galaxy High, Foofur and A Goofy Movie.

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