Helen Martin

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Birthday
23, 1909
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Mar 25, 2000 (90)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1909
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Mar 25, 2000 (90)

About

Well known as the character Peral Shay on the series 227, she frequently played grandmother roles later in her career, a career that spanned 63 years.

Before Fame

She performed on Broadway for decades including performances in Native Son, The Blacks, Raisin, Purlie Victorious, and The Amen Corner.

Trivia

Some of her grandmother roles came in the films Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood and Hollywood Shuffle.

Family Life

She was born in St. Louis and died in Monterey, California.

Associated With

She appeared in the Eddie Murphy starring film Beverly Hills Cop III.