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Emmy-winning comedian Pat Carroll dies at 95

July 31 (UPI) — Emmy-winning veteran comedian Pat Carroll and the voice of Ursula, the sea witch in Disney’s animated film The Little Mermaid, have died. She was 95 years old.

His daughter, Keri Karsian, told The Hollywood Reporter that Carol died of pneumonia at their Cape Cod, Mass., home on Saturday.

Carol’s second daughter, actress Tara Karsian, also confirmed her death on Instagram, and she asked the public to honor her mother “by laughing raucously at anything today (and everyday).”

The gorgeous Carol has credits in TV and film that go back seven decades and include iconic gameshows and sitcoms such as Password and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The sketch-comedy thespian also received praise on stage, most notably for her performance in a one-woman show she had commissioned about Gertrude Stein.

Carroll was born in Shreveport, LA in 1927, beginning her acting career at the age of five after a move with her family to Los Angeles.

According to IMDB, Carroll’s first credit came in 1947 in the film Hometown Girl, after performing in local productions.

In 1957, Carroll won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the sketch-comedy TV show Caesar Hour, beating the likes of Vivian Vance, who played Ethel Mertz on the sitcom I Love Lucy.

Then in the late 1970s, she hired a Texas playwright to pen a one-woman show called Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein, about a larger-than-life poet, The New York Times reported.

His performance won him the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards in 1980, as well as a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word category for recording a play.

Late that decade, Carroll made an impression on a whole new generation when she voiced Ursula in the 1989 Disney animated feature The Little Mermaid.

He is survived by his two daughters and a granddaughter.

Paul Sorvino arrives outside for the premiere of Burnt at MoMA on October 20, 2015 in New York City. The “Goodfellas” actor died on July 25 at the age of 83. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | license photo

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