11 October 2019 00:54
Juliette Kaplan starred in Last Of The Summer Wine for 25 years Last Of The Summer Wine actress Juliette Kaplan has died at the age of 80 after battling cancer, her agent has said. She starred in the popular BBC sitcom for 25 years between 1985 and 2010, playing the role of Pearl Sibshaw. Her tenure on the show spanned 226 episodes, during which her character spent much of the time trying to thwart attempts by her husband to have an affair. Juliette Kaplan, "Our Pearl", has finally succumbed to the cancer she has bravely battled for so long. #LastOfTheSummerWine #RIP #Pearl pic.twitter.com/bAdTVWckZp — barry langford (@LangfordBarry) October 10, 2019 While she was best known for her role as Pearl, Kaplan also appeared in EastEnders, Coronation Street and Doctors over the course of her long entertainment career.
She was born on 2 October 1939 in Bournemouth, but spent much of her childhood in South Africa. Back in 2012, Kaplan told Kent Life that she only went back to Bournemouth because her mother wanted to send her to drama school to "polish up my voice". Her accent had been influenced by her time in South Africa and a year in New York. Kaplan spoke to Kent Life to promote a solo show at the Margate Theatre Royal, in which she reprised her beloved role from Last Of The Summer Wine. pic.twitter.com/RTfVD4D3DF — barry langford (@LangfordBarry) October 2, 2019 Her 2015 appearance as Agnes Tinker in Coronation Street marked her final TV work.
It comes after the agent revealed in July that the actress was 'gravely ill', describing her as a 'very brave lady'. Miss Kaplan entertained audiences in the long-running comedy with her portrayal of Pearl, who would often thwart her on-screen husband Howard's attempts to have an affair. She terrified Howard, played by Robert Fyfe, uncovering his flimsy lies and his outlandish schemes as he terrorised the Yorkshire Dales with pals Compo and Clegg. She terrified Howard, played by Robert Fyfe (left), uncovering his flimsy lies and his outlandish schemes as he terrorised the Yorkshire Dales In July, Kaplan's agent said that the actress was 'gravely ill', describing her as a 'very brave lady' Thanks to her upbringing – she also lived in South Africa and New York – she had a distinct accent, which she claimed her mother sought to rectify by sending her to drama school for elocution lessons. Along with Last of the Summer Wine, Miss Kaplan appeared in Coronation Street, EastEnders and Brookside.
Miss Kaplan entertained audiences in the long-running comedy with her portrayal of Pearl (left) Miss Kaplan, christened Marlene, was born in Bournemouth on October 2, 1939, but moved around as a child because of her South African father's job as a naval officer She married Harold Hoser in 1958 and had three children before her husband's death in 1981 – when she was just 42. As well as bringing Pearl to life, Miss Kaplan was also behind her character's distinctive costume, complete with wig and glasses. Juliette Kaplan, who played battleaxe Pearl Sibshaw in Last Of The Summer Wine, has died from cancer aged 80. The actress, from Bournemouth, died surrounded by family on Thursday. Her death came after she returned home from a hospice two weeks ago, the star's agent said. She appeared in 226 episodes of the BBC show between 1985 to 2010, entertaining the nation as she tried to thwart her serially unfaithful on-screen husband Howard from having affairs. Kaplan also appeared in Coronation Street in 2015 as Agnes Tinker, the grandmother of long-standing character Beth. In a statement on Twitter, her agent Barry Langford said: "Juliette Kaplan, "Our Pearl", has finally succumbed to the cancer she has bravely battled for so long. Mr Langford previously said on July 31 that Kaplan was "gravely ill". Across a lengthy career, she also appeared in Doctors, Brookside, EastEnders and London's Burning. Last of the Summer Wine favourite Juliette Kaplan has died after having cancer. Juliette played Pearl in the popular Her agent Barry Langford has taken to Twitter to share the sad news. In a touching tribute he said: "Juliette Kaplan, "Our Pearl", has finally succumbed to the cancer she has bravely battled for so long. "Thank you everyone who sent their love and support to this fearless and supremely gifted actress. Juliette, from Bournemouth, played Howard's wife Pearl from 1985-2010. She also appeared in a one-actor show as Pearl, touring around British theatres. In 2015 she appeared in Coronation Street as Agnes Tinker.