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The Jeffersons and 227
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Marla Gibbs (born June 14, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American television and film actress. 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. She also starred as Mary Jenkins on the television series 227. In recent years, Gibbs had a recurring role on the NBC daytime drama, Passions, as the foul-mouthed, and somewhat hateful "Aunt Irma Johnson." 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 also co-wrote 227`s theme song with television songwriter Ray Colcord.
Gibbs who is divorced, has three adult children (2 sons and a daughter, whom she had by the age of 20). She was first married at the age of 13. Gibbs is also the younger sister of late supporting actress Susie Garrett, who co-starred with actress Soleil Moon Frye and veteran character actor George Gaynes on the 1980s NBC-TV sitcom show Punky Brewster.
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Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley; June 14, 1931) is an American actress, comedienne, singer, writer and producer, whose career spans four decades.
Actress, comedian, singer
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