Coral Browne

  1. Pat Carroll, The Little Mermaid, 1989.     “An answer to a prayer,” said Carroll on winning her lifetime’s ambition – voicing a Disney character.   Ursula had been first designed for Bea Arthur – far too busy with The Golden Girls, 1985-1992. Next? Divine (!), Charlotte Rae, Roseanne the Absolutely Fabulous Jennifer Saunders and singer Nancy Wilson. Plus a slew of veteran ladies: Browne, Nancy Marchand, Sylvia Sidney and Elaine Stritch – who won the gig, then lost it after disputes with lyricist Howard Ashman.

 Birth year: 1913Death year: 1991Other name: Casting Calls:  1