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Helen Dorothy Martin
Birth: Jul. 23, 1909
Death: Mar. 25, 2000
Monterey
Monterey County
California, USA

Actress. One of the first African-American actresses to appear on Broadway, and co-founder of the American Negro Theater. In theater from the 1930s, she debuted on Broadway in 1937 in Orson Welles' production of "Orchid's Preferred" Became a TV personality late in her career as Marla Gibbs' nosy next-door-neighbor Pearl in the sitcom "227," and later played various roles on the popular television comedy, "Sanford and Son." 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 15, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21361
Helen Dorothy Martin
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Helen Dorothy Martin
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- TC
 Added: Jun. 11, 2016
Hi "Pearl"! I stopped by to see you today and smile,laugh and just enjoy what you gave to me. Rest well.
- William Alderman
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016

- Frosty
 Added: Apr. 25, 2016
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