Helen Martin

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Helen Dorothy Martin was an American actress of stage and television. Martin's career spanned over 60 years, appearing first on stage and later in film and television. Martin is best known for her roles as Wanda on the CBS sitcom Good Times (1974–1979) and as Pearl Shay on the NBC sitcom 227 (1985–1990).

Helen Dorothy Martin was an American actress of stage and television. Martin's career spanned over 60 years, appearing first on stage and later in film and television. Martin is best known for her roles as Wanda on the CBS sitcom Good Times (1974–1979) and as Pearl Shay on the NBC sitcom 227 (1985–1990).

Birth Name

Helen Dorothy Martin

Born

Friday, 23 July 1909

Died

Saturday, 25 March 2000

Actress Filmography

Something to Sing About Elderly Woman 2000
I Got the Hook Up Grandmother 1998
Bulworth Momma Doll 1998
Since You've Been Gone Old Lady 1998
Kiss The Girls Nana Cross 1997
I'm Bout It Mrs. Alberta 1997
The Jamie Foxx Show Mother Superior 1996
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Loc Dog's Grandma 1996
The Parent 'Hood Ms. Morris 1995
The Wayans Bros. Mother Evans 1995
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Something to Sing About Elderly Woman 2000
I Got the Hook Up Grandmother 1998
Bulworth Momma Doll 1998
Since You've Been Gone Old Lady 1998
Kiss The Girls Nana Cross 1997
I'm Bout It Mrs. Alberta 1997
The Jamie Foxx Show Mother Superior 1996
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Loc Dog's Grandma 1996
The Parent 'Hood Ms. Morris 1995
The Wayans Bros. Mother Evans 1995
Beverly Hills Cop III Grandma 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Herself 1993
House Party 2 Mrs. Deevers 1991
Doc Hollywood Maddie, Welcoming Committee 1991
A Rage In Harlem Mrs. Canfield 1991
The Flash Sadie Grosso 1990
Night Angel Sadie 1990
Birds of a Feather Girl at Concert 1989
Full House Shirley 1987
Hollywood Shuffle Bobby's Grandmother 1987
Amos Mrs. McKenzie 1985
227 Pearl Shay 1985
Albion Market Customer 1985
Repo Man Mrs. Parks 1984
The Jerk, Too Grandma Johnson 1984
Deal Of The Century Baptist #3 1983
Whiz Kids Doris 1983
Hardcastle and McCormick Mrs. Prufrock 1983
Wacko Harbinger's Mother 1982
Brookside Susi McSharry 1982
St. Elsewhere Elderly Lady 1982
T.J. Hooker Mrs. Sears 1982
American Playhouse Mrs. Johnson 1981
Hill Street Blues Neighbor, Woman Onlooker 1981
The Stockard Channing Show Maid 1980
Palmerstown, U.S.A. Pearl 1980
Benson Benson's Aunt 1979
Dummy Mrs. Harrod 1979
Lawman Without a Gun Mrs. Cartwright 1978
The White Shadow Louise, Old Woman 1978
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich Mrs. Bell 1978
Baby... I'm Back! Luzelle Carter 1977
Roots Aunt Sukey 1977
Alice Customer 1976
What's Happening!! Millie, Mrs. Lloyd 1976
Starsky and Hutch Dirty Nellie (archive footage), 'Dirty' Nellie, Vivian Fellers 1975
The Jeffersons Alice 1975
Police Woman Aunt Bessie 1974
That's My Mama Laura 1974
Death Wish Alma Lee Brown 1974
Good Times Weeping Wanda Williams 1974
Maude Stella 1972
Sanford and Son 1st Lady, Church Sister #1, Millie Stevens, Nurse 1972
Where's Poppa? Second Job Applicant 1970
Cotton Comes to Harlem Church Sister 1970
J.T. Mrs. Hill 1969
The Phenix City Story Helen Ward 1955
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