Helena Carroll (Helena Carroll)

Helena Carroll

Actress. Born in Glasgow to parents of Irish descent, her father was acclaimed playwright Paul Vincent Carroll (“Shadow and Substance”, 1937), her mother was a dress designer. Influenced by her father’s profession, she took to the stage. She received private schooling and began her stage career locally (for which included appearing in some of her father’s works) during the 1950, prior launching her career in the United States. She marked her Broadway debut with her origination of the character Doreen in the play “Separate Tables” (1956 to 1957). When Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” first came to the stage, she originated the role of Mrs. Sowerberry in “Oliver!” (1963 to 1964). During the 1960s, she began a lengthy period as a guest star on American television on such programs as “The Donna Reed Show”, “The Virginian”, “Kojak”, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, “Laverne and Shirley” and many more. Her motion picture credits include “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” (1973) and John Huston’s last film “The Dead” (1987). (bio by: C.S.)


  • November, 13, 1928
  • Scotland


  • March, 03, 2013
  • USA


  • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
  • Arizona
  • USA

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