Biography - A Short Wiki
Marla Gibbs is famous for her role as Florence Johnston on the Sitcom “The Jeffersons,” where she is portrayed as the sarcastic maid. This role earned her five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Apart from being an actress, she is also a comedian, Singer, Writer, and producer. Marla has also starred in “Checking In” and 227 an NBC sitcom. She is a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner.
Here is a short summary of Marla Gibbs' career:
Gibbs debuted her acting career when she appeared on the Blaxploitation films Sweet Jesus, Preacher Man, and Black Belt Notes in the early 1970s. In 1975 she played the cast of Florence Johnston, where she acted as the sarcastic Family Maid of “The Jeffersons” aired on CBS. This role was the highlight of her career because she received nominations and awards for her character. She was nominated for prestigious awards like the Primetime Emmy Award five times, Golden Globe Award one Time.
Family and Personal Life
Gibbs was married to Jordan Gibbs, her high school sweetheart from 1955 to 1973. The couple was blessed with three children. They are Dorian Gibbs, Angela Gibbs, and Joseph Gibbs. Her late older sister Susie Garret was also an actress. Her daughter is also an actress who was featured on the Television Show Sanford and Son and movies like Drumline, Think like a Man Too and Together Brothers.
|Yes (Angela E. Gibbs, Dorian Gibbs, Joseph Gibbs)
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Margaret Theresa Bradley
|Age (as of today)
|Date of Birth
|June 14, 1931
|Place of Birth
|Chicago, Illinois US
|1.73 m, 5 feet 8 inches
|59 kg, 130 lbs
|Net Worth / Wealth
|Actor, Actress, Comedian, Singer, Television Producer, Writer
Height, Weight, and Age
Marla Gibbs' height is pretty average measuring 1.73 m. The actor weighs 59 kg. Being born on June 14, 1931, translates to an age of 92 years as of todays date (February 29, 2024).
"Nothing is out of our realm, because it has nothing to do with color. As black people, we're not different from anyone else, other than the exterior."Marla Gibbs
"I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door."Marla Gibbs
"Dave Chappelle asked me to come do his show. I read the script, and I said, 'Has he lost his mind?'"Marla Gibbs
"Science of mind teaches you how to realize how much control you have over your own life. It teaches you that we have the ability to change our lives at any point we choose."Marla Gibbs
"I grew up weird - very sensitive and highly inhibited. I felt like I was born in the wrong time zone to the wrong people at the wrong place."Marla Gibbs