Who is Carol Arthur? Carol Arthur Bio/Wiki
Carol Arthur was an American actress, recognizable primarily as playing supporting roles in Mel Brooks films. She was born on August 4, 1935, in Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
After an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, actress Carol Arthur died at 85 years old.
She was 85 years old.
In Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, she is probably best remembered as the outspoken city school teacher Harriett Johnson (“You are the leading as*hole in the state!”).
From the mid-1970s to the mid-2000s, she also appeared as a guest on several television programs, including The Dom DeLuise Show, Emergency!, Sanford and Son, Rhoda, Alice, Fantastic Stories by Steven Spielberg, St.
Elsewhere and 7th Heaven. Arthur appeared in several television and radio public service announcements during the late-1970s and early-1980s as ‘Safety Sadie’, the spokeswoman for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
According to the Hollywood reporter Arthur brought the house down in 1963 during the first London production of the popular Comden-Green musical On the Town with her bravura rendition of “I Can Cook Too.”
A year later, in the musical comedy High Spirits, directed by Noël Coward, she made her Broadway debut, then played Mrs. Paroo opposite Van Dyke in The Music Man, directed and choreographed by Michael Kidd in 1980. She joined the cast of Wife of the Year in 1981, starring Bacall.
In 1964, while working in various stage theaters in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Arthur met her husband, Dom DeLuise.
From 1965 to DeLuise’s death in 2009, the couple were married. They had three sons together, all of whom were performers: Peter, Michael, and David DeLuise.
After an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Carol Arthur died aged 85.