Patricia Ann Carroll, or better known as, Pat Carroll was born on 5 May 1927, in Shreveport, Louisiana, U. S. to Kathryn Angela and Maurice Clifton Carroll. She is an actress, voice actress and a comedienne by profession. She attended Immaculate Heart High School and graduated from the Catholic University of American. Carroll was one of the names to be included in the list of civilian actress technician in the United States Army. She was a regular face in the sitcom ‘Make Room for Daddy’ from 1961 to 1964. For her performance in a sketch comedy television program titled Caesar’s Hour, she received an Emmy Award. She featured in many shows like The Danny Kaye Show, The Red Buttons Show, The Carol Burnett show and The Red Skeleton Show and was also a guest star in The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Carroll did a show on Gertrude Stein in 1970 which was very successful, and its recorded version which came out in 1980 won a Grammy Award. In the year 1976, she starred as Lily in sitcom Laverne & Shirley and next year she played the role of Pearl Markowitz in a CBS sitcom titled Busting Loose.

Later in the year 1980, she made frequent appearances in the television industry and contributed her voice in Pound Puppies and two seasons of the cartoon Garfield. Her most famous voice-over was in Disney’s The Little Mermaid where she voiced the character of Ursula, and she also sang a song for the movie. Again for the second part of the film, Carroll was selected. We could even see her in many game shows like You Don’t Say, I’ve Got a Secret, Celebrity Sweepstakes, and Password. Her career in theater was also very successful. She featured in plays like The Merry Wives of Windsor and Our Town. For her excellent performances be it in television industry or at the theater or as a voice-actor, she got praises from a drama critic of The New York Times. Carroll tied the knot with her husband Lee Karsian and had three children with him. She earned an honorary doctorate in the year 1991 from Siena College in Albany, New York.

Omid Djalili English Actor

Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili was born on 30th September 1965 in London, England. He had wanted to be performance artist since his childhood and took a step in realizing this dream after he picked theatre studies for his higher education from theUniversity of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Even though he studied theatre acting, he chose to perform stand up comedies; a decision which led him to a highly successful career in the film industry. His first professional performance as a stand-up comedian was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He gives the title to his performances and performs his acts based on a theme.His first performance was titled as “Short, Fat Kebab Shop Owner’s Son”, in 1995. His performance in the consecutive years gained him worldwide recognition, and he got the opportunity to perform in various countries including Canada, US, Ireland, Australia, etc. After his successful run as a comedian, Omid decides to try his skills in the field of acting and takes up roles in various popular Hollywood movies. He started his acting career with ‘The Mummy’ released in 2000, in which he performed a supporting character. Following the success of his debut venture into an acting career, he signed several contracts for similar roles in various films such as ‘Gladiator’, ‘World is Not Enough’, ‘Cassanova’, ‘Over The Hedge’, etc. He has been a part of over forty films and is a popular name in Hollywood, both in films as well as television. Apart from acting, Omid has been a member of the judging panel for the Noor Iranian Film Festival. In 2009, he was voted as one of the top hundred stand-up comedians in Britain. He has received various awards for his comedy performances including the LWT Comedy Award, EMMA Award, etc. Omid also uses his talents for a social cause, as proven by his ‘Comic Relief’ performance for the victims of the 2004 Tsunami and earthquake victims.

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