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Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley on June 14, 1931) is an American actress, singer, comedienne, writer, producer and activist.

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Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley on June 14, 1931) 1931 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress, singer, comedienne, writer, producer and activist.


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Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley on June 13, 1931) is an American actress, singer, comedienne, writer, producer and activist.

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Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley on June 13, 14, 1931) is an American actress, singer, comedienne, writer, producer and activist.


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Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley on June 13, 1931) is an American actress, singer, comedienne, writer, producer and activist.

Among her most famous roles are as sassy maid Florence Johnston on ''Series/TheJeffersons'' and as Mary Jenkins on ''227'', with the former role earning her several Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has also won numerous [=NAACP=] Image Awards for her efforts.

Her older sister was late actress Susie Garrett, best known for portraying Cherie Johnson's grandmother Betty on ''Series/PunkyBrewster''.

!!'''Selected Filmography:'''

* ''Series/TheJeffersons''
* ''Series/BarneyMiller''
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat''
* ''227''
* ''Series/ADifferentWorld''
* ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight''
* ''Film/TheMeteorMan''
* ''Series/{{Martin}}''
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''
* ''The Hughleys''
* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel''
* ''Series/ColdCase''
* ''Series/{{Passions}}''
* ''The First Family''
* ''Madea's Witness Protection''
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}''
* ''Series/ThisIsUs''
* ''Series/{{Blackish}}''

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* BreakoutCharacter: As Florence on ''Series/TheJeffersons'', a role that she reprised on some of the above mentioned series.
* CoolOldLady: She was in her forties when she first arrived in Hollywood and over 40 years later shows no signs of slowing down.

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