A prima connected the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Tuesday honoring five-time Emmy-nominated histrion Marla Gibbs, champion known for portraying sassy maid Florence Johnston connected “The Jeffersons."
Legendary tv shaper Norman Lear, who developed ``The Jeffersons" arsenic a spinoff from ``All successful the Family," and Tisha Campbell were expected to articulation Gibbs successful speaking astatine the ceremonial extracurricular the El Capitan Entertainment Centre connected Hollywood Boulevard.
Gibbs impermanent starred arsenic a pugnacious caller housekeeper successful a 1995 occurrence of the Fox drama ``Martin," whose formed included Campbell.
The prima is the 2,698th since the completion of the Walk of Fame successful 1961 with the archetypal 1,558 stars. Gibbs' grandchildren and great-grandchildren witnessed the prima being made and assisted connected it, Hollywood Walk of Fame shaper Ana Martinez told City News Service.
Born Margaret Theresa Bradley successful Chicago connected June 14, 1931, Gibbs was a divorced parent of 3 children who was moving arsenic a reservations clerk for United Airlines successful Detroit erstwhile she was transferred to Southern California successful the aboriginal 1970s and decided to prosecute an acting career.
Gibbs initially studied astatine the Watts-based Mafundi Institute and Watts Writers Workshop and appeared successful respective plays successful the Los Angeles area, including ``Medea," ``The Amen Corner" and ``The Gingerbread Lady."
After insignificant roles successful the films ``Sweet Jesus, Preacherman" and "Black Belt Jones," she was formed for ``The Jeffersons," which ran connected CBS from 1975-85 and brought her 5 consecutive champion supporting histrion successful a drama bid Emmy nominations from 1981-85.
Following the cancellation of ``The Jeffersons," Gibbs starred successful the 1985-90 NBC drama ``227," portraying a sharp-tongued housewife surviving successful an flat gathering successful northeast Washington, D.C.
Gibbs' different tv credits see recurring roles connected the NBC daytime play ``Passions" and the 1998 ABC/UPN drama ``The Hughleys" and guest-starring roles connected ``NCIS," ``The King of Queens" and ``Touched by an Angel." In 2021, Gibbs has appeared connected the CBS drama ``Young Sheldon" and the Disney+ girls' precocious schoolhouse hoops bid ``Big Shot."
Gibbs' different movie credits see ``The Visit," ``El Camino" and ``Stanley's Gig."
Gibbs sang and co-wrote the taxable songs for ``227" and ``Checking In," ``The Jeffersons" spinoff that ran for 4 episodes successful 1981 successful which Johnston was the enforcement housekeeper astatine a New York City hotel. Gibbs released the CD ``It's Never Too Late" successful 2006.
Gibbs besides operated a jazz supper nine successful South Los Angeles, Marla's Memory Lane, successful the 1980s and 1990s and co-founded the Crossroads Theater and Acting schoolhouse with her girl Angela.