Helen Martin

Helen Martin bio

Birth Name: Helen Dorothy Martin

Occupation: TV Actress

Place Of Birth: St. Louis

Date Of Birth: July 23, 1909

Date Of Death: March 25, 2000

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Helen Martin was born on the 23rd of July, 1909. She was best known for being a TV Actress. 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.

Helen Martin was born in St. Louis. She performed on Broadway for decades including performances in Native Son, The Blacks, Raisin, Purlie Victorious, and The Amen Corner. 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.

Helen Martin was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Helen Martin was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Helen Dorothy Martin is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Helen Martin’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Helen Martin’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Helen Martin kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Helen Martin was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Helen Dorothy Martin
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Helen Martin was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Helen Martin was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Helen Martin had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Helen Martin’s birth sign is Leo and she had a ruling planet of Sun.

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