August 4, 1935
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
(m. 1965; his death 2009)
Carol Arthur (born August 4, 1935) is an American actress, mainly recognizable as playing supporting roles in films produced by Mel Brooks. She is probably best remembered as the outspoken town school teacher Harriett Johnson ("You are the leading asshole in the state!"), in Brooks' Blazing Saddles. She has also guest-starred in many television shows from the mid 1970s to the mid 2000s, including The Dom DeLuise Show, Emergency!, Sanford and Son, Rhoda, Alice, Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, St. Elsewhere and 7th Heaven. During the late 1970s, Arthur appeared as "Safety Sadie", the spokeswoman for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in several television and radio public service announcements.
Arthur was born Carol Arata in Hackensack, New Jersey, the daughter of Mildred (née Foehl) and Peter Arata, a police officer. She is the widow of Dom DeLuise and the mother of actors Peter DeLuise, Michael DeLuise and David DeLuise.
- The Godson (1998) as Mama Calzone.
- Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) as a villager.
- Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) as a villager.
- The Brady Bunch TV movie, "The Brady Girls Get Married" (1981) as Mrs. Logan.
- Hot Stuff (1979) as Ernie's wife.
- The World's Greatest Lover (1977) as woman in record store.
- Silent Movie (1976) as the "incredibly pregnant" woman.
- The Sunshine Boys (1975) as Doris Green.
- Blazing Saddles (1974) as Harriett Johnson.
- Our Time (1974) as Gym Teacher.
- Making It (1971) as Mrs. Warren.