Helen Martin was a famous American actress who was the one of those few who took part in theatre performances. She started her career by appearing on stage and later she portrayed distinctive roles in TV and movies. Two of her most memorable characters are Pearl Shay and Wanda in CBS and NBC sitcoms.
As of 2023, Helen Martin's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
|Helen Dorothy Martin
|Source(s) of Fame
|Date of Birth
|July 23, 1909
|Place of Birth
|St. Louis, Missouri, United States
|Age At Death
|Date of Death
|March 25, 2000
|Cause of Death
Helen Martin was born on July 23, 1909, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
The details about her parents and siblings are missing from the Internet.
However, her parents wanted her to study so, she got admission to a local school for her early education. Later, she went to Fisk University and continued her studies for two years.
After being dropped out of the university, she went to New York to study theatre acting. She became the head of a band in her teenage. She also did stage acting with local theatre groups.
She was the founding member of the American Negro Theater.
She established her career as a Broadway character actress for which she made a debut appearance in “Orchids Preferred”. Later, she acted in other Broadway shows which include The Amen Corner, Ossie Davis’ Purlie Victorious, Jean Genet’s The Blacks, and a few more.
She won millions of hearts and got recognition worldwide after playing roles in television series. One of her famous characters is Wanda which she played in Good Times. The other character was Pearl Shay in a sitcom. This series lasted for five years from 1985 to 1990. People remember this role to date because of her incredible acting skills.
She played roles mostly of mother or mother-in-law in other sitcoms as well like ‘That’s My Mama’ and ‘Baby, I am Back’.
Later, she started portraying roles of grandmothers in movies, i.e. I Got the Hook-Up, Hollywood Shuffle, Mama Doll, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, House Party 2, and more.
She was also the nominee of Award Circuit Community Awards and Image Awards.
Helen Martin was single and had no children. There is no information available on the internet regarding her dating history.
She might be a private person who didn’t want to get the attention of the media or the public. She kept her private matters hidden. She never went out of her comfort zone to get fame or limelight.
The information regarding her hobbies and interests is also missing from the internet.
Helen Martin is not active on any social media platform. She proved her worth when the celebrities were not dependable on social media for their popularity or recognition.
Even during the later years of her life, she didn’t feel any need for social media to stay connected to her fans and followers. However, she still got millions of fans who still remember her and want to know more about her personal and professional life.
Helen Martin had a sudden death. She died of a heart attack on the 25th of March, 2000.
Helen Martin was a famous actress who had a beautiful journey of acting from theatre to movies and series. She pursued her acting career with full devotion and passion. She died of a heart attack but still she has a huge fan following because of her amazing performances. She has an estimated net worth of around $3 million.
Helen Martin has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Kyle Echarri, Rudy "Daboy" Fernandez, Hina Khan, Ajay Devgn, Gippy Grewal, Johnny Sins, Dov Glickman, Karla Tamburrelli, and Akin Akinozu.