Carroll, Helena Winifred
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November 13, 1928 - March 31, 2013
Helena Carroll - Irish Film, television and stage actress Helena Carroll died peacefully at home March 31, Easter Sunday, in Los Angeles. She was 84 years old. She was the youngest of 3 daughters of Irish dramatist Paul Vincent Carroll and Dress designer Helena Reilly. Carroll had split her stage work between Dublin, London and New York. Carroll has also appeared in many films and television programs, including John Huston's "The Dead", "The Friends of Eddie Coyle", The Jerk, The Mambo Kings, Rocky. Principal Stage Appearances Broadway--Private Lives, with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton; Georgie Girl; Oliver; Pickwick; Borstal Boy; Something Different; Separate Tables; Oliver. Off-Broadway- including-Small Craft Warnings; Three Hand Reel; Shadow and Substance; Playboy of the Western World; The Slab Boys; Major Tours: The Hostage; The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Regional Theatre including Nicholas Nickleby, The 13th Chair; The Recruiting Officer; A Man's a Man, Chicago; Plaza Suite, NH; Juno and the Paycock; Philadelphia Here I Come. Principal Television Appearances including Ryan's Four; Flame Is Love; Backstairs at the White House; Mrs. Colombo; Molly O'Connor, The Edge of Night; General Hospital; Mannix; Kojak; Starsky and Hutch; Matt Helm; Kiss Me Deadly; WRKP Cincinnati; Laverne and Shirley; Murder She Wrote. Theatre-Related Career Co-producer with Dermot McNamara, The Irish Players, New York, 1956-68. Produced plays by Irish authors, including plays by her father, Shadow and Substance and The White Seed. Ms Carroll wrote, acted in and directed a one women play "Daughter of Ireland", Los Angeles -1990 Helena Carroll's last plays were "Philadelphia here I come" in NY in 2006 and "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" in LA in 2005.
Memorial service and viewing is at 1 PM Friday April 5th, in Westwood Village at the Pierce Brothers Memorial Park at 1218 Glendon Ave. 310-474-1579. She will be laid to rest in Phoenix with her 2 sisters Kathleen and Theresa Elizabeth.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 5, 2013