Pat Welsh (actress)

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Pat Welsh
Born Patricia Anderson Carroll
(1915-02-11)February 11, 1915
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died January 26, 1995(1995-01-26) (aged 79)
Green Valley, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1940–1983
Spouse(s) Tom Welsh (1961-1983); her death

Patricia Anderson “Pat” Welsh (née Carroll; February 11, 1915 – January 26, 1995) was an American film actress, known as the raspy voice of E.T. in the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


Welsh was a radio soap opera actress and only appeared in three films, all uncredited. The only movie in which she was seen was the 1940 World War I film Waterloo Bridge.

She was the voice of E.T. in the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. As a chain smoker, she had a raspy voice that gave E.T. his trademark speech sound.[1] She also had been hired by George Lucas to be the voice of Boushh in the film Return of the Jedi. Lucas had said he was in a laundromat when he thought her ambiguous voice was perfect.[citation needed]

Personal life and death[edit]

Welsh died of pneumonia on January 26, 1995 in Green Valley, Arizona.

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Callo, Jim (August 23, 1982). "Revealing His Secrets at Last: Director Steven Spielberg Takes the Wraps Off E.T.", People 18 (8). Retrieved April 5, 2013.

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