The loud comedienne was on "Caesar's Hour" and "The Danny Thomas Show," and she won praise for her one-woman play about Gertrude Stein.
Pat Carroll, an outgoing comedian who won an Emmy and was a mainstay on TV for decades before switching to voiceover work,
where she played the evil sea witch Ursula in The Little Mermaid, has died. She turned 95. Carroll died on Saturday at her home in Cape Cod,
Massachusetts. Her daughter, Kerry Karsian, told The Hollywood Reporter that she died of pneumonia.
Carroll was a great second banana because of her upbeat personality, screwball sense of humour, and perfect timing. Buttons, Jimmy Durante,
Mickey Rooney, Steve Allen, and Charley Weaver all called on her to make their shows funnier. In 1957, she won an Emmy for her work on Caesar's Hour, and the next year
she was nominated for an Emmy for the same show. In an interview with Kliph Nesteroff in 2013, Carroll said that Howard Morris, Carl Reiner, and Sid Caesar on Caesar's Hour were like
the famous double-play team of Tinkers, Evers, and Chance for the Chicago Cubs. "Watching those three work together taught me so much about comedy."
"It worked every time," Carroll said. "They had worked together for so long that they just knew when to do things." There was no way they could mess up.
Every Saturday night, there were two shows: one for the West Coast and one for the East Coast. If they really didn't like a sketch they did, those three would sit with
the writers in Sid's dressing room and make a new sketch. Yes, amazing. " Over the next 20 years, the bubbly blonde seemed to be on TV all the time.