Millicent Martin
Millicent Martin Millicent Martin guest stars as Helen, the elderly woman at the thrift store in "The Passion of the Wick" (Season 9, ep.#25).
Personal Information
Born: (1934-06-08) 8 June 1934 (age 85)
Birthplace: Romford, Essex, England, UK
Actress, Singer and Comedienne
Years Active: 1954–present
Character information
Appeared on: The Drew Carey Show
Appears as: Helen, elderly woman at Thrift Store
Episodes appeared in: "The Passion of the Wick" in Season 9

Veteran English actress, singer and comedian Millicent Martin (born June 8, 1934) [1] guest stars on The Drew Carey Show as Helen, an elderly woman who buys a gold tumbler from a thrift store which once belonged to Nigel Wick, as Drew has to retreive it for Nigel as he gets the woman to sell it to him, for a favor -- to dance with her at a Seniors' Center dance in the episode "The Passion of the Wick" in Season 9 (episode #25).


Millicent was the resident singer of topical songs on the weekly BBC Television satire series That Was The Week That Was (1962–63). For her work on Broadway, she received Tony Award nominations for Side by Side by Sondheim (1977) and King of Hearts (1978), both for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Other television roles include her recurring role as Gertrude Moon in the NBC-TV sitcom series Frasier (2000–04). She has also had an appearance in the fourth season of Chuck as the mother of Hartley Winterbottom, who was given the first Intersect prototype and became Alexei Volkoff; she also guest-starred on an episode of the fourth season of Castle as a theatre critic who wrote a harsh review of a performance given by Castle's mother.

Personal/Family lifeEdit

Martin was married to the pop singer Ronnie Carroll from 1958 until 1965, and subsequently to actor Norman Eshley, but both marriages ended in divorce. She has been married to American Marc Alexander since 1978 and is now a permanent resident of the United States.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film/TV Credit Role Notes
1961 Invasion Quartet Kay Feature film
1962 The Girl on the Boat Billie Bennett Feature film
1962-1963 That Was The Week That Was Herself British TV series
1964 Nothing But the Best Ann Horton Feature film role
1965 Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines Airline Hostess Feature film role
1966 Stop the World – I Want to Get Off Evie / Anya / Ara Feature film
Alfie Siddie Film role
1970 The Engelbert Humperdinck Show (TV series) Herself 1 episode
1979 Captain Kangaroo Herself 1 episode - Guest
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards Herself Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards Herself Presenter: Best Best Direction of a Musical
1987 The $10,000 Pyramid Herself Guest panelist
2000-2003 Frasier (TV Series) Gertrude Moon 18 episodes
2004 The Drew Carey Show Helen, elderly woman at Thrift Store in episode "The Passion of the Wick" (Season 9)
2005 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Mrs. DeSalis Film role
2006 Return to Halloweentown Professor Persimmon Periwinkle Feature film
2013 Modern Family (TV series) Charlotte in episode "Goodnight, Gracie"
2011-2014 Hot in Cleveland (TV series) Agnes Bratford 2 episodes


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