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Helen Martin (II) (1909–2000)


Helen Martin was born on July 23, 1909 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Helen Dorothy Martin. She was an actress and writer, known for 227 (1985), Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) and Kiss the Girls (1997). She died on March 25, 2000 in Monterey, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2000 Something to Sing About (TV Movie)
Elderly Woman
 1999 At Face Value (Short)
Miss Ella
 1998 Since You've Been Gone (TV Movie)
Old Lady
 1998 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Mother Superior
- Convent-ional Gifts (1998) ... Mother Superior
 1997 I'm Bout It (Video)
Mrs. Alberta
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Nana Cross
 1995 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Mother Evans
- It's Shawn! It's Marlon! It's Superboys! (1995) ... Mother Evans
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Ms. Morris
- Don't Be Alarmed (1995) ... Ms. Morris
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
Grandma
 1993 The Pitch (Short)
Old Woman
 1991 House Party 2
Mrs. Deevers
 1991 Doc Hollywood
Maddie, Welcoming Committee
 1991 A Rage in Harlem
Mrs. Canfield
 1990 The Flash (TV Series)
Sadie Grosso
- Watching the Detectives (1990) ... Sadie Grosso
 1990 Night Angel
Sadie
 1989 Jackée (TV Movie)
Pearl Shay
 1989 Full House (TV Series)
Shirley
- Luck Be a Lady: Part 2 (1989) ... Shirley
 1989 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- A Raisin in the Sun (1989) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1987 Hollywood Shuffle
Bobby's Grandmother
 1985 Amos (TV Movie)
Mrs. McKenzie
 1984 Benson (TV Series)
Benson's Aunt
- The Reunion (1984) ... Benson's Aunt
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Elderly Lady
- After Dark (1984) ... Elderly Lady
 1984 Repo Man
Mrs. Parks
 1984 The Jerk, Too (TV Movie)
Grandma Johnson
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Mrs. Prufrock
- Third Down and Twenty Years to Life (1984) ... Mrs. Prufrock
 1983 Deal of the Century
Baptist #3
 1983 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Alice
- I Do, I Don't (1983) ... Alice
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
Customer
- Jolene Lets the Cat Out of the Bag (1983) ... Customer
 1981-1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Woman Onlooker / Neighbor
- Moon Over Uranus: The Sequel (1983) ... Woman Onlooker
- Rites of Spring (1981) ... Neighbor (uncredited)
 1982 Wacko
Harbinger's Mother
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Mrs. Sears
- The Protectors (1982) ... Mrs. Sears
 1980-1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Louise / Old Woman
- Car Repo (1981) ... Louise
- If Your Number's Up, Get It Down (1980) ... Old Woman
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series)
Maid
 1979 Better Late Than Never (TV Movie)
 1974-1979 Good Times (TV Series)
Wanda
- The Physical (1979) ... Wanda
- Requiem for a Wino (1977) ... Wanda
- The Big Move: Part 2 (1976) ... Wanda
- The Rent Party (1976) ... Wanda
 1979 Dummy (TV Movie)
Mrs. Harrod
 1976-1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Millie / Mrs. Lloyd
- The Benefit Show (1979) ... Mrs. Lloyd
- The Runaway (1976) ... Millie
 1978 Lawman Without a Gun (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cartwright
 1978 Baby, I'm Back (TV Series)
Luzelle Carter
- You Bet Your Wife (1978) ... Luzelle Carter
- Olivia's Job Offer (1978) ... Luzelle Carter
- Like Father, Unlike Son (1978) ... Luzelle Carter
- Survival of the Fittest (1978) ... Luzelle Carter
- A Day at the Races (1978) ... Luzelle Carter
 1978 Cindy (TV Movie)
Flower lady
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Vivian Fellers / Dirty Nellie
- Manchild on the Streets (1977) ... Vivian Fellers
- The Committee (1977) ... Dirty Nellie
 1977 Insight (TV Series)
Bessie
- The Halleluia Kid (1977) ... Bessie
 1976-1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Millie / Nurse / Church Sister #1 / ...
- Fred the Activist (1977) ... Millie
- A Matter of Silence (1977) ... Nurse
- Aunt Esther Meets Her Son (1976) ... Church Sister #1
- The Escorts (1976) ... Lady #1
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Aunt Bessie
- Wednesdays Child (1976) ... Aunt Bessie
 1975 That's My Mama (TV Series)
Laura
- Clifton's Casual Fling (1975) ... Laura
- Mama's Big Move (1975) ... Laura
- Weekend Daddy (1975) ... Laura
- That's Earl, Brother (1975) ... Laura
 1973-1974 Maude (TV Series)
Stella
- Vivian's Party (1974) ... Stella
- Florida's Affair (1973) ... Stella
 1973 Big Daddy (TV Movie)
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1970 Where's Poppa?
Second Job Applicant
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Church Sister
 1969 J.T. (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hill
 1955 The Phenix City Story
Helen Ward
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Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
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Other Works:

She acted in James Baldwin's play, "The Amen Corner", at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Claudia McNeil, Antonio Fargas, Julius Harris, Minnie Gentry, Leu Camacho, Georgia Burke and Richard Ward in the cast. Lloyd Richards was the director. See more »
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Trivia:

Became a TV personality late in her career as Marla Gibbs' nosy next-door-neighbor, "Pearl Shay", on the sitcom, 227 (1985). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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