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Pat Carroll

Pat Carroll

Birthday: 5 May 1927, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Birth Name: Patricia Ann Angela Bridget Carroll

She has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. At age 80 plus, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of st ...Show More

Pat Carroll
[on John Carradine] Carradine would work at anything if it turned a buck. He was an admirable guy. H Show more [on John Carradine] Carradine would work at anything if it turned a buck. He was an admirable guy. He drank too much, God bless him. So did a lot of people in those days. But the man was a good actor, he loved poetry and he loved [William Shakespeare]. I could not discount him. I enjoyed him. I found him a great raconteur. A very interesting man and a wonderful actor. Hide
[on Jimmy Durante] I was sitting in a restaurant with him in New York when we were rehearsing the [M Show more [on Jimmy Durante] I was sitting in a restaurant with him in New York when we were rehearsing the [Max Liebman] show and people were coming in off the street when they heard Durante was in there. Cops, taxi drivers, businessmen, mothers with kids. He just sat and held court for all these people. Hide
[on Sid Melton] That was another nervous nellie, God bless him. He had done [Make Room for Daddy (19 Show more [on Sid Melton] That was another nervous nellie, God bless him. He had done [Make Room for Daddy (1953)] long before I ever appeared on the scene. He was a nervous wreck! I practically had to hold his hand and pat his brow. He'd go on and you'd think nothing was wrong. But he was so nervous. If I had been like him in any way you would have heard chattering teeth, that's just how nervous he was. But he was fun and he was a good actor and he knew exactly what his place was and played that to the nth degree. He was a wonderful companion. He really was. I always got a kick out of Sid. Hide
(About The Little Mermaid (1989)) I had wanted all my life to work in a Disney film. So when I was c Show more (About The Little Mermaid (1989)) I had wanted all my life to work in a Disney film. So when I was contacted by the agent and he asked if I would like to audition I said "That's an answer to prayer. Of course I would!". Hide
[on Max Liebman] He could be very tough, but it was because he was a perfectionist. One time we had Show more [on Max Liebman] He could be very tough, but it was because he was a perfectionist. One time we had words. He called later and apologized, which showed he was a gentleman and a mensch, because he was wrong and I knew it. We shook hands mentally and we had no problems from there on in. But he was a perfectionist and wouldn't take anything less than the best from anybody. I loved working for him. I got to work with people like Marcel Marceau, for heaven's sake. Jack Buchanan, Jimmy Durante and the quality of stars he got for his specials was just extraordinary. Hide
[on Red Skelton] One of God's great clowns. That man would perform on a street corner for three peop Show more [on Red Skelton] One of God's great clowns. That man would perform on a street corner for three people. I never worked with anybody who enjoyed performing as much as that man did. The man just had a twinkle. He had a little devil in him. He loved to create a ruckus and the man would perform for just one person--with joy. Hide
[on Danny Kaye] Danny Kaye was a masterful showman. I don't think there was anybody else around at t Show more [on Danny Kaye] Danny Kaye was a masterful showman. I don't think there was anybody else around at that time that had Danny's abilities or qualities. When I worked on a show with him I was pregnant. I remember he announced in the warm-up that I was expecting. To the audience he said, "Does daddy know?" I could have killed Danny Kaye, but the man was awfully good at what he did. Danny Kaye was an artist and that's all there was to it. Hide
[on working on Cinderella (1965)] It came the wedding scene with the horses and the horses misbehave Show more [on working on Cinderella (1965)] It came the wedding scene with the horses and the horses misbehaved. Our director [Charles S. Dubin] came on the squawk box and said, "Everybody take five. Get the prop man and let's clean this up." So we all waited five minutes and then again on the squawk box, "Could somebody please get Joe and we'll clean this up so we can get on with the session!" Finally, Joe comes on set with the shovel and he stands there looking at this devastation. Finally the director says, "Joe, what is the problem?" He said, "Well, until it stops steaming it belongs to special effects." Hide
[About Ursula in The Little Mermaid (1989)] Many people call her an octopus and I'm so knowledgeable Show more [About Ursula in The Little Mermaid (1989)] Many people call her an octopus and I'm so knowledgeable, I have to correct. She is not an octopus, she is a squid. And they ask what that means. She has six tentacles instead of eight which makes it less expensive to draw. Hide
[on Irwin Corey] Oh my, there was no one like Irwin Corey. And he's still going strong in his 90s. H Show more [on Irwin Corey] Oh my, there was no one like Irwin Corey. And he's still going strong in his 90s. He had the most unusual act in the entire theatrical heaven. The man was audacious. That's all I can tell you, absolutely audacious. I would watch him work and I couldn't figure him out. The audiences adored him because he was a constant surprise. He was an intellectual irritant. He would make you think whether you wanted to or not. He was amazing and he still is. Hide
[on Jimmy Durante] Oh, how I adored Jimmy Durante since I was a child. I loved that man. I think it Show more [on Jimmy Durante] Oh, how I adored Jimmy Durante since I was a child. I loved that man. I think it was the purity of him. He was who he was--and it showed. What a good man. I was doing one of the [Max Liebman] specials with Jimmy and the first day I was so in awe of him that I could barely speak. He was such a natural human being that you just had to relax around him. He made no one starchy. On the second day I was clowning around and he said, "Pat! I want you to come on my TV show!" And I thought, "Oh, isn't he cute. He's just being nice." The Morris office called me the next day and said, "Jimmy called and he wants you to do his show." I was so thrilled . . . oh my God! That thrilled me. My parents did not have a TV set. They went out and bought a television just because I was going to be on the Durante show. I told them, "Come see the show and I'll introduce you to Jimmy. I just love him so much and I know you've always loved him. Come see the show." So they didn't get to see me on TV because we didn't have recorders then. So they came to the show. We rehearsed all week at Jimmy's house. His whole place was just full of warmth and nostalgia. It was Jimmy. Here we are, it's a show my parents have come to and they're sitting up in the bleachers. Jimmy did the warm-up for the show and he was out there. He said, "Folks! I met a little girl while I was in New York doing a Liebman show . . . I liked her so much I asked her to come out here and be on my show. I'd like you to meet her! Pat Crowley!" I was standing next to the director and producer and my jaw fell. The producer shrugged and said, "Pat, that's the way he is. He can't remember names." So I walked on and said, "Jimmy, that was the nicest introduction, but I must correct you because my mom and dad are sitting up in the bleachers. My name isn't Pat Crowley." He said, "What is it?" I said, "Pat Carroll." He said, "Well then who the hell is Pat Crowley?" Hide
[on Henry Morgan] What a sly-puss of a gentleman. Oh, he was a delightful humorist. I loved to see h Show more [on Henry Morgan] What a sly-puss of a gentleman. Oh, he was a delightful humorist. I loved to see his eyes twinkle when he was tickled about something. I think the man was highly underrated. I think he was so much better than people thought he was. He was a very clever man, a very intelligent man, and he had a wildly inventive humor. I totally enjoyed anything and everything he did. A pleasure working with him. Hide
[on Robert Q. Lewis] He tickled me. He was like the head reporter from a college paper. He had so mu Show more [on Robert Q. Lewis] He tickled me. He was like the head reporter from a college paper. He had so much energy and how he loved what he did. I just admire people that love what they do. I don't care if it's digging ditches. I don't care if it's pushing a pencil. If you love what you do, I'm on your side and Bob Q. Lewis loved what he did. Hide
Pat Carroll's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (51)
Pat Carroll Pat Carroll'S roles
Morgana
Morgana

Miep Gies
Miep Gies

Ursula
Ursula

Rebecca Chadwick
Rebecca Chadwick

Old Female Turtle
Old Female Turtle

Solarmovie