Bessie Hope Wolf (February 18, 1924 – September 7, 2005), known professionally as Hope Garber, was a Canadian-born actress and singer, latterly based in the United States.

Hope Garber
Bessie Hope Wolf

February 18, 1924
DiedSeptember 7, 2005
(aged 81)
SpouseJoseph Garber
Children3; including Victor Garber

Early lifeEdit

Garber was born in London, Ontario, to Louis and Fruma Wolf.


Garber was a popular singer with several dance bands during the 1940s. She later performed on many television programs and commercials in Toronto and Los Angeles. She later hosted a television show on CFPL-TV in London, Ontario, At Home with Hope Garber.[1][2]

Personal lifeEdit

After her retirement she developed Alzheimer's disease, of which she died on September 7, 2005, aged 81. She was survived by three children from her marriage to Joseph Garber, including the stage, film, and television actor Victor Garber.[3] She was Jewish.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Wag the Dog Albanian Grandmother
1998 The Politics of Desire Townsfolk


Year Title Role Notes
1973 She Cried Murder Mrs. Brody Television film
1991 The Haunted Aunt Lily
1991 Who's the Boss? Woman #1 Episode: "The Road to Washington: Part 2"


  1. ^ "Garber knows city music roots". The London Free Press. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Victor Victorious: Victor Garber on success, family and friends | Forever Young". Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ Dietz, Dan (2015-09-03). The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-5166-3.

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