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 (1961-1995) (her death)

Pat Welsh (born Patricia Anderson 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, most famously as the voice of E.T. in the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The only movie in which she was seen was the 1940 WW1 film Waterloo Bridge.

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 the 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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