Barbara Young was an English actress who was born on February 9, 1931, and died on April 27, 2023, at the age of 92.
She was known for her acting skills and appeared in several TV series, films, and soap operas.
Young is famous for her portrayal of Agrippina, the mother of the future Emperor Nero, in the BBC serial I, Claudius in 1976.
She also played Miss Scatcherd in the 1970 film Jane Eyre, Eileen Clancy in the 1975 TV series Looking For Clancy, and Dot Wilmington in the TV series Hazell.
In 1979, she appeared in On Giant’s Shoulders for the BBC.
Young played the role of Sadie Hargreaves Lloyd in the soap opera Family Affairs from 1998 to 2005.
Sadie, a former theatre actress turned barmaid, was a key figure in the show and one of the longest-serving characters.
Young previously acted in Coronation Street in the early 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s. She rejoined the cast of Coronation Street in February 2007 as Doreen Fenwick.
She also appeared in two episodes of Midsomer Murders, the 1997 pilot episode The Killing at Badger’s Drift and the 2006 episode Last Year’s Model.
In 2008, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the long-running BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine as Bobby Ball’s wife Florrie.
She also joined the regular cast of the series as Nora Batty’s sister, Stella, following the departure of Kathy Staff in 2008.
Young appeared in Hollyoaks playing as Mags (Nan to Scott Sabeka) from 10 – 13 April 2012.
Barbara Young Children: Meet Liza Pulman and Cory Pulman
Barbara Young was the mother of singer Liza Pulman and actress Cory Pulman.
Liza gained recognition for her solo singing and comedic performances. she is also part of the Fascinating Aïda comedy group, where she plays one of the three members.
Cory is also known to be an actress, she featured in American Playhouse, American Playhouse (1982), Robin Hood (1984) and Dempsey and Makepeace (1985).