Carroll, Pat 1927–

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Carroll, Pat 1927–

(Patricia Ann Carroll)


Born May 5, 1927, in Shreveport, LA; daughter of Maurice Clifton and Kathryn Angela (maiden name, Meagher) Carroll; children: Sean, Kerry, Tara. Education: Catholic University, B.A., 1950; attended Immaculate Heart College, 1944–47.

Addresses: Agent—Tisherman Agency, 6767 Forest Lawn Dr., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Career: Actress, singer, and producer. Cabaret performer, 1950–; Sea-Ker, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA, president, 1979–; CARPA Productions, Inc., New York City, president; Hyde Park Theatre, Hyde Park, NY, member of the board of directors; Helen Hayes Awards, Washington, D.C., host, 1998. Military service: U.S. Army, "civilian actress technician."

Member: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (trustee, 1958–59); Center of Films for Children (president, 1971–73); District Attorney's Citizens Committee, Los Angeles, CA, 1970–75; Immaculate Heart College (member of the board of regents, 1970); American Youth Hostels; Delaware and Hudson Canal Historical Society; George Heller Memorial Foundation.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, 1956, for Catch a Star; Emmy Award, outstanding continuing or single performance by a supporting actress in a variety or music program, 1957, for Caesar's Hour; Barry College, Litt.D., 1969; Drama Desk Award, best actress, Outer Critics Circle Award, best actress in a play, Grammy Award (with others), best spoken word or non-musical recording, 1980, all for Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein; Helen Hayes Award, outstanding supporting actress in a resident production, Washington Theatre Awards Society, 1987, for Romeo and Juliet; Helen Hayes Award, outstanding lead actress in a resident production, 1991, for The Merry Wives of Windsor; Helen Hayes Award, outstanding lead actress in a resident play, 1994, for The Mother Courage and Her Children; Special Jury Award—Dramatic (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, Sundance Film Festival, 2000, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, Independent Features Project, 2001, both for Songcatcher.


Film Appearances:

The Goose and the Gander, Warner Bros., 1935.

Maxine Scott, With Six You Get Eggroll (also known as A Man in Mommy's Bed), National General, 1968.

Callie Burdyne, The Brothers O'Toole, CVD, 1973.

Voice of Ursula, the Wicked Squidwitch, The Little Mermaid (animated), Buena Vista, 1989.

Horace, Invader, Very Big Motion Picture Corporation, 1992.

Additional voices, A Goofy Movie (animated), Buena Vista, 1995.

News anchor, Side Streets, 1998.

Herself, Under the Sea: The Making of Disney's Masterpiece "The Little Mermaid" (documentary short), Walt Disney Home Video, 1998.

Viney Butler, Songcatcher, Lions Gate Films, 1999.

Voice of Morgana, Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 2000.

Voice of Ursula, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 2001.

Voice of Ursula, Mickey's House of Villains (animated), Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2002.

(English version) Voice of Grandmother, Tonari no Torto (animated; also known as My Neighbor Totoro), 2005.

Meip Geis, Freedom Writers, Paramount, 2006.

Film Work:

Singer, "Poor Unfortunate Souls", The Little Mermaid (animated), Buena Vista, 1989.

Television Appearances; Series:

Regular, The Red Buttons Show, CBS, 1952–53.

Regular, Saturday Night Revue, NBC, 1953–54.

Alice Brewster, Caesar's Hour, NBC, 1956–57.

Panelist, Masquerade Party, CBS, 1958.

Regular, Keep Talking, CBS, 1958–60.

Hobby Lobby (also known as The Charlie Weaver Show), 1959.

Panelist, You're in the Picture (also known as The Jackie Gleason Show), CBS, 1961.

Bunny Halper, Make Room for Daddy (also known as The Danny Thomas Show), CBS, 1961–64.

Voice, The Super 6, 1966.

Rita Simon, Getting Together, ABC, 1971–72.

Pearl Markowitz, Busting Loose, CBS, 1977.

Mrs. Hope Stinson, Too Close for Comfort (also known as The Ted Knight Show), syndicated, 1986–87.

Voice of Katrina Stoneheart, Pound Puppies (animated), ABC, 1986.

Voice of Ms. Biddy McBrain, Galaxy High School (animated), 1986.

Gussie Holt, She's the Sheriff, syndicated, 1987–88.

Voice of Ursula, The Little Mermaid (animated), CBS, 1992.

Voice of Ursula, House of Mouse (animated), ABC, 2001.

Also appeared in As the World Turns.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Prunella, Cinderella (also known as Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella"), 1965.

After the Honeymoon, 1971.

Gloria Petryk, Second Chance, 1972.

Esther Hall, Hawkman's mother, Legends of the Superheroes, 1979.

Peggy, Just My Imagination, 1992.

Mildred Wak, The Royale, AMC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Best Foot Forward, NBC, 1954.

Guest, Max Liebman Presents: Spotlight, 1954.

Herself, The Darin Invasion, 1970.

Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, CBS Cable, 1982.

Voice, A Garfield Christmas (animated; also known as A Garfield Christmas Special), CBS, 1987.

Voice of Grandman, Garfield's Thanksgiving (animated), 1989.

Herself, Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (documentary; also known as American Masters: Helen Hayes—First Lady of the American Theatre), PBS, 1991.

Herself, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Chief Nurse Conklin, Oh, Nurse!, CBS, 1972.

Honeymoon Suite, ABC, 1973.

Wednesday, Crazy Dan, NBC, 1986.

Television Appearance; Episodic:

"The Copper," Goodyear Television Playhouse (also known as Goodyear Playhouse), 1951.

"The Black Purse," Pepsi Cola Playhouse (also known as Action Tonight), ABC, 1954.

"Fish Widow," Studio 57, syndicated, 1954.

"The Women," Producers' Showcase, NBC, 1955.

"Gramery Ghost," Kraft Theatre (also known as Kraft Mystery Theatre and Kraft Television Theatre), NBC, 1955.

The Jimmy Durante Show, 1955.

"Broadway Dateline," Damon Runyon Theater, CBS, 1955.

Frances Dowed, "Signs of Love," General Electric Theater (also known as G.E. Theater), CBS, 1959.

Cherry, "Night Out," The June Allyson Show (also known as The DuPont Show with June Allyson), CBS, 1959.

Pandora, "Pandora," The Ann Sothern Show, CBS, 1961.

"The Dead End Men," The Investigators, CBS, 1961.

Panelist, To Tell the Truth, CBS, 1961.

"Private Eye, Private Eye," The United States Steel Hour (also known as The U.S. Steel Hour), 1961.

"Go, Van, Gogh," The Red Skelton Show (also known as The Red Skelton Hour), 1962.

Panelist, Password (also known as Password All-Stars), 1962, 1963.

Comedian, Toast of the Town, CBS, 1963.

Herself, You Don't Say, 1964, 1967.

Carol Baker, "Wring Out the Welcome Mat," Please Don't Eat the Daisies, NBC, 1966.

"Love and the Great Catch," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970.

Arnie, CBS, 1970.

Herself, The Carol Burnett Show (also known as Carol Burnett and Friends), CBS, 1970, 1971.

Mrs. Khune, "Hi!," The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known as Mary Tyler Moore), CBS, 1971.

The Interns, CBS, 1971.

My Three Sons, CBS, 1971.

"Love and the Free Weekend," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971.

Match Game 73, CBS, 1973.

Celebrity Sweepstakes, NBC, 1974.

Mrs. Bannister, "The Ripper," Police Story, NBC, 1974.

"A Matter of Choice," Nakia, ABC, 1974.

Shirley's mother, "Mother Knows Worst," Laverne and Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1976.

Harriet, "The Big Break," Good Heavens, ABC, 1976.

Miriam Stein, "Do You Still Beat Your Wife?," Police Woman, NBC, 1977.

"The Stowaway," C.P.O. Sharkey, NBC, 1977.

"The Kissing Bandit/Mike and Ike/Witness," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.

Aunt Mo, "Game of Hearts: Parts 1 & 2," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1985.

Mildred Voitlander, Rockhopper, 1985.

"Fox in 3/4 Time," Crazy Like a Fox, 1985.

Herself, "The Funny Men vs. the Funny Women," Family Feud (also known as Family Feud Challenge and The New Family Feud), 1989.

Voice of Paula Picasso, "Dog Gone Scooby," A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (animated), 1989.

Voice of Koo-Koo, "Gorilla My Dreams," Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (animated), 1990.

Mrs. Beecham, "The Woman Who Came to Sugerbakers," Designing Women, 1993.

Rebecca Chadwick, "Refusal of Care," ER, NBC, 2005.

Rebecca Chadwick, "Ruby Redux," ER, NBC, 2005.

Rebecca Chadwick, "Carter est Amoureux," ER, NBC, 2005.

Also appeared as herself, Fractured Flickers.

Stage Appearances:

(Professional debut) A Goose for the Gander, 1947.

Come What May, off-Broadway production, 1950.

Catch a Star, Broadway production, 1955.

Title role, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, 1979.

The Last Resort, 1979.

Madeline Bernard, Dancing in the Endzone (also known as Dancing in the End Zone), Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Juliet's nurse, Romeo and Juliet, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC, 1986–87.

Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, 1990.

Mrs. Fisher, The Show-Off, Criterion Center Stage Right, New York City, 1992.

Mother Courage and Her Children, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, c. 1994.

Title role, Volpone, Washington, DC, 1996.

Katherine Whittemore, Old, Helen Hays Performing Arts Center, Nycack, NY, 1996.

Grace, Grace & Glorie, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, ME, then Cape Cod Playhouse, Dennis, MA, 1997.

Chorus of Mycenae, Electra, McCarter Theatre, NJ, then Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York City, 1998.

A View from the Bridge, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1998.

Mrs. Meers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2000.

Stage manager, Our Town, Round House Theater, Bethesda, MD, 2002.

Old, Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing, NY, then Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA, 2002.

Also appeared in The H.M.S. Pinafore and On the Town.

Major Tours:

Title role, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Arena Stage, Washington, DC; Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ; and other U.S. cities, 1980–81.

Cabaret Appearances:

Le Ruban Bleu, New York City, 1950.

Also performed in other cabaret shows.

Stage Work:

Producer, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Arena Stage, Washington, DC; Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ; and other U.S. cities, 1980–81.



Appeared on Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Caedmon.

Video Games:

Voice of Ursula, Kingdom Hearts (also known as Kingudamu hatsu), Square Electronic Arts, 2002.

Voice of Ursula, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, 2004.



Opera News, September, 1996, p. 25.

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