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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Helen Martin

Godfrey Cambridge, Helen Martin, Ossie Davis
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Dee, Beah Richards

Helen Dorothy Martin, (July 23, 1909 – March 25, 2000) was an American actress of stage and television who perhaps most well known for her role in the sitcom 227 as Marla Gibbs' neighbor Pearl. Martin moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. She was chiefly a Broadway character actress for many decades, debuting in Orson Welles' production of Native Son in 1941. 
Source: wikipediatnstate.edu