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Birth information

14 June 1931 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Given Name

Margaret Theresa Bradley

How tall is Marla Gibbs?

1.73 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jordan Gibbs

Life Story of Marla Gibbs

Armed with an acid dry wit and a full arsenal of sarcasm and sass, African-American character comedienne Marla Gibbs showed up on 70s TV with a bang in middle age (44). Landing the feisty maid role on the popular ground-breaking CBS comedy, The Jeffersons (1975), eventually led to her very own sitcom, 227 (1985), a decade later and international celebrity. A divorced mother with three children (Angela Elayne Gibbs, Dorian, Joseph) at the time of her initial success, it was a job transfer from Detroit to Los Angeles, while working as a United Airlines reservation clerk, that set up this more-than-welcome surprise and change of destiny.

Following high school, Marla attended Peters Business School (1950-1952) and toiled for a time as a receptionist and switchboard operator in the Detroit area. Eventually, she secured work with United Airlines. After moving to Southern California on a transfer, Marla gave acting a try and initially studied at the Mafundi Institute and Watts Writers Workshop, located in the Watts area of L.A. Bitten hard by the acting bug, she went on to appear in a number of local productions, including "Medea", "The Amen Corner" and "The Gingerbread...

Significant features of Marla Gibbs

Her acid-dry wit
Frequently appearing in African-American sitcoms
Deep sultry voice
Used the word "Child" in sitcoms.
Played the characters that are either sarcastic or tart-tongued...

What movies did Marla Gibbs play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Just Like Family (2009) , 227 (1985) ,
Actors Filmography
She Ball , HeadShop (2020) Mrs. Keys, Adventures of Old Man (2016) , Bless This Mess (2019) Belle, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Jean, A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019) Mary Jenkins, The Neighborhood (2019) Miss Simpson, NCIS (2018) Rosie Brown, Rel (2018) Miss Jenkins, Station 19 (2018) Edith, Black-ish (2018) Mabel, The Thundermans (2018) Sweet Gam Gam, Beyond (2018) Cutlass Owner, Love Jacked (2018) Rose, You Can't Fight Christmas (2017) Beverly Lawrence,...

Birth information

14 June 1931 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Given Name

Margaret Theresa Bradley

How tall is Marla Gibbs?

1.73 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jordan Gibbs

Life Story of Marla Gibbs

Armed with an acid dry wit and a full arsenal of sarcasm and sass, African-American character comedienne Marla Gibbs showed up on 70s TV with a bang in middle age (44). Landing the feisty maid role on the popular ground-breaking CBS comedy, The Jeffersons (1975), eventually led to her very own sitcom, 227 (1985), a decade later and international celebrity. A divorced mother with three children (Angela Elayne Gibbs, Dorian, Joseph) at the time of her initial success, it was a job transfer from Detroit to Los Angeles, while working as a United Airlines reservation clerk, that set up this more-than-welcome surprise and change of destiny.

Following high school, Marla attended Peters Business School (1950-1952) and toiled for a time as a receptionist and switchboard operator in the Detroit area. Eventually, she secured work with United Airlines. After moving to Southern California on a transfer, Marla gave acting a try and initially studied at the Mafundi Institute and Watts Writers Workshop, located in the Watts area of L.A. Bitten hard by the acting bug, she went on to appear in a number of local productions, including "Medea", "The Amen Corner" and "The Gingerbread...

Significant features of Marla Gibbs

Her acid-dry wit
Frequently appearing in African-American sitcoms
Deep sultry voice
Used the word "Child" in sitcoms.
Played the characters that are either sarcastic or tart-tongued...

What movies did Marla Gibbs play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Just Like Family (2009) , 227 (1985) ,
Actors Filmography
She Ball , HeadShop (2020) Mrs. Keys, Adventures of Old Man (2016) , Bless This Mess (2019) Belle, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Jean, A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019) Mary Jenkins, The Neighborhood (2019) Miss Simpson, NCIS (2018) Rosie Brown, Rel (2018) Miss Jenkins, Station 19 (2018) Edith, Black-ish (2018) Mabel, The Thundermans (2018) Sweet Gam Gam, Beyond (2018) Cutlass Owner, Love Jacked (2018) Rose, You Can't Fight Christmas (2017) Beverly Lawrence,...

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Marla Gibbs and Dakota Fanning in Please Stand By (2017)

She used to work for United Airlines, and she continued working there even after she landed a part on The Jeffersons (1975). She did not quit until the show became a hit.

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Marla Gibbs, Dakota Fanning, and Blaster in Please Stand By (2017)

Since leaving TV in 1990, Marla has been operating the Vision Theater Complex (which closed in 1997) and Marla's Memory Lane jazz supper club, both in Los Angeles.

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Marla Gibbs in Pryor's Place (1984)

Younger sister of Susie Garrett.

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