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Patricia Ann Angela Bridget Carroll (born May 5, 1927, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American actress. She was the voice of Hazel on Foofur and the voice of Katrina Stoneheart in the 1986 version of Pound Puppies.

Biography

Pat Carroll has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. Well into her 80s, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1927, the daughter of Kathryn Angela Meagher and Maurice Clifton Carroll. Her family moved to Los Angeles when Pat was 5, and there began performing in local stage productions. She graduated from Hollywood's Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girls Catholic school, then attended Immaculate College, also in Los Angeles, and Catholic University of America.

After a stint on Broadway, Carroll became a television star. An initial "second banana" regular on the variety programs The Red Buttons Show (1952) and The Saturday Night Revue (1953), she copped an Emmy award for her work on Caesar's Hour (1954) as Howard Morris' wife and earned fine reviews from her recurring role on the sitcom Make Room for Daddy (1953) playing Bunny Halper, the pert and plucky wife of Danny Thomas' nightclub manager, Charlie Halper (Sid Melton).

Carroll's down-to-earth demeanor, chummy disposition and hearty, infectious laugh made her a popular guest on all the major talkfests and a welcomed panelist on such game shows as You Don't Say!, To Tell the Truth, I've Got a Secret and Password. In 1965, she co-starred on TV as one of the wicked stepsisters in the endearing Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical Cinderella (1965), which starred Lesley Ann Warren as the princess-to-be. In later years she won recurring/regular roles on the last season of Too Close for Comfort (1980), retitled in 1986 as The Ted Knight Show, and the Suzanne Somers sitcom She's the Sheriff (1987).

Since the late 1980s, Carroll has become a voice-over favorite on numerous animated films and TV programs--notably for Disney as the sea witch Ursula in The Little Mermaid (1989). She has three children, oldest son Sean and daughters Kerry and Tara, by late husband Lee Karsian, a one-time manager and talent agent. Tara Karsian is a character actress from stage, film and TV. Kerry Karsian is a casting director.

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