Juliette Kaplan

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Juliette Kaplan
Born1939/1940 (age 79–80)[1]
Spouse(s)Harold Hoser (1958–1981) (his death)

Marlene Juliette Kaplan is a British actress, whose married name is Marlene Hoser. She is most famous for playing the role of battle-axe Pearl Sibshaw in the BBC comedy Last of the Summer Wine, from 1985 to 2010.

Early years[edit]

Kaplan was born in Bournemouth, to Jewish parents and spent her early years in South Africa.[1]


She has also appeared in many British drama series including Doctors, Brookside, EastEnders and London's Burning. She also appeared in the film, The Death of Klinghoffer.

Juliette appeared in Last of the Summer Wine from 1985 until the very final episode on 29 August 2010 as the widely recognised battle axe Pearl Sibshaw. She also did a tour around British theatres in a one actor show, performing as Pearl. She appeared in pantomime in December 2008/January 2009 as the Wicked Queen in Snow White at the Empire Theatre, Consett.

In early 2015 she appeared as Agnes Tinker in Coronation Street, the grandmother of established character, Beth.

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1985–2010 Last of the Summer Wine Pearl Sibshaw
2005 Doctors Beverley
2015 Coronation Street Agnes Tinker

Film roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1958 A Voice Crying in the Wilderness Salome as Marlene Kaplan
2003 The Death of Klinghoffer Miriam, American Hostage
2006 Are You Ready for Love? Barry's Mother
2013 Don't Let Go Grandma
2015 You Are Whole Mrs. Catberg short


  1. ^ a b c "Kent Life interviews Juliette Kaplan". Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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