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Encyclopedia > Marla Gibbs
Marla Gibbs
Born June 14, 1931 (1931-06-14) (age 76)
Chicago, Illinois
Notable roles - Florence Johnston in The Jeffersons and Checking In
- Mary Jenkins in 227
- Hattie Mae Hughley in The Hughleys


Marla Gibbs (June 14, 1931, Chicago, Illinois) is an Golden Globe winning and Emmy Award nominated African American actress, primarily in sitcoms, movies and television. June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Florence Johnston (played by Emmy winner nominee Marla Gibbs) is a fictional character on the television shows The Jeffersons and its shortlive spinoff Checking In. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Checking In was a short-lived 1981 television sitcom and spinoff of The Jeffersons, which itself had spun off from All in the Family. ... 227 is an African American sitcom that was broadcast on the NBC network from September 14, 1985 to July 28, 1990, for five seasons, and ranked onto the Nielsen Ratings for three seasons (1985 - 1986, 1986 - 1987, 1987 - 1988). ... The TV show The Hughleys aired on ABC from 1998 to 2000 and on UPN from 2000 to 2002. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... An Emmy Award. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...


She is best known for her role as Isabel Sanford's and Sherman Hemsley's sarcastic maid, Florence Johnston on The Jeffersons (and its short-lived spinoff, Checking In), as well as the starring role of Mary Jenkins on the television series 227. Isabel Sanford (born as Eloise Gwendolyn Sanford August 29, 1917 – July 9, 2004) was an American actress most famous for her role as Louise Weezie Jefferson on the CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971-1975) and The Jeffersons (1975-1985). ... Sherman Hemsley (born February 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an Emmy Award nominated and Image Award winning African American character actor most famous for his roles as George Jefferson, on the television shows All in the Family and The Jeffersons and as Deacon Ernest Frye on Amen. ... Florence Johnston (played by Emmy winner nominee Marla Gibbs) is a fictional character on the television shows The Jeffersons and its shortlive spinoff Checking In. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Checking In was a short-lived 1981 television sitcom and spinoff of The Jeffersons, which itself had spun off from All in the Family. ... 227 is an African American sitcom that was broadcast on the NBC network from September 14, 1985 to July 28, 1990, for five seasons, and ranked onto the Nielsen Ratings for three seasons (1985 - 1986, 1986 - 1987, 1987 - 1988). ...


She has also appeared as guest stars in several African American sitcoms, including, The Hughleys, Martin, The Dave Chappelle Show, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Marla Gibbs also had done voice-over work for The Animated TV series, 101 Dalmatians. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... The TV show The Hughleys aired on ABC from 1998 to 2000 and on UPN from 2000 to 2002. ... Martin was an American television sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions (a subsidiary of HBO, in turn a division of Time Warner) that aired for five seasons from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997 on FOX. The show starred comedian Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell. ... David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, satirist and actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... 101 Dalmatians is a live-action film produced by Walt Disney Pictures in 1996. ...


Gibbs owned a jazz club in South Central L.A. called Marla's Memory Lane Jazz and Supper Club from 1981 to 1999. She released a music CD "It's Never Too Late" in May 2006. Marla Gibbs had also co-wrote a theme song with television songwriter Ray Colcord on the series, 227. South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural area lying to the south and southwest of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Ray Colcord is a film and TV composer living in Los Angeles, most famous for hit TV series such as The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, My Two Dads, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World. ... (Redirected from 227 (sitcom)) 227 is an American sitcom that originally aired on the NBC network from 1985 to 1990. ...


Gibbs also has a recurring role on the NBC daytime drama Passions as "Aunt Irma" (the series ends in September 2007). For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Passions is a multi-Daytime Emmy Award-winning American television serial created by veteran writer James E. Reilly. ...


Her late sister was actress Susie Garrett. Susie Garrett (December 29, 1929—May 24, 2002) was a US African-American actress, best known for playing Mrs. ...


Trivia

Gibbs is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, formed in January 15, 1908 at Howard University, became Americas first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women, and remains a predominately African-American sorority. ...


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Marla Gibbs Exclusive Interview (791 words)
Marla Gibbs is best known to many TV viewers as Florence, the sassy and bossy maid of George and Louise Jefferson.
Gibbs recently discussed the play and her life as an actress with Earl Daniels during a telephone conversation from Gibbs' Los Angeles home.
Gibbs: It was on an episode when I was telling the young couple about how I played in a band.
Marla Gibbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (118 words)
Marla Gibbs, in a promotional shot from 227.
Marla Gibbs (born June 14, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African American actress, most known for her role as the sarcastic maid, Florence Johnston, on The Jeffersons, as well as the starring role of housewife Mary Jenkins in 227.
Gibbs was born in and grew up in Chicago, Illinois.
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