Martin, Helen (1909–2000)

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Martin, Helen (1909–2000)

African-American stage, tv, and screen actress. Born July 23, 1909, in St. Louis, MO; died Mar 25, 2000, in Monterey, CA.

Films include Cotton Comes to Harlem, Death Wish, Repo Man, Hollywood Shuffle, A Rage in Harlem, Doc Hollywood, Beverly Hills Cop III, Kiss the Girls and Bullworth; had recurring role of Pearl Shay on tv series "227" (1985–90).