Patricia Ann “Pat” Carroll (born May 5, 1927) is an American actress. She has performed in numerous stage productions, but is best known for her roles as "Bunny Halper" on The Danny Thomas Show, as Shirley Feeney's mother on Laverne and Shirley and as the voice of the villainesses, Ursula and Morgana, in The Little Mermaid film series.
She is also well-known for participating on TV game shows. Her most recent acting appearances were on three episodes of ER in which she played a bag lady and as Miep Gies in the film Freedom Writers. Hanna-Barbera fans may remember her as the voice of Katrina Stoneheart in the company's Pound Puppies TV series.
Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Kathryn Angela Meagher and Maurice Clifton Carroll. Her family moved to Los Angeles when Pat was five years old. She graduated from Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girls Catholic school, in Hollywood. For college she attended Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles (the college closed in 1981) and Catholic University of America.
In 1956, Carroll won an Emmy Award for her work on Caesar's Hour and was a regular on the sitcom Make Room for Daddy. She guest starred in the drama anthology series,