|Who is it?||Actress|
|Birth Day||September 11, 1924|
|Birth Place||Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Age||96 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||July 21, 2003(2003-07-21) (aged 78)\nNew York City, New York, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||William Saroyan (1943–49; divorced; 1951–52; divorced); 2 children Walter Matthau (1959–2000; his death); 1 child|
|Children||Aram Saroyan Lucy Saroyan Charles Matthau|
In 1955 she published a novella based on her experiences as a foster child, The Secret in the Daisy. In 1992 she published a memoir, Among the Porcupines.
She subsequently married actor Walter Matthau on August 21, 1959. The couple remained wed until his death on July 1, 2000; they had one son, Charles. She had a wide social circle and was known for her wit and good company.
Carol Saroyan Matthau died of a cerebral aneurysm on July 21, 2003, aged 78. She was survived by her two sons and a sister, Elinor Dee Pruder.