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Marla Gibbs is a Actor American born on 14 june 1931 at Chicago (USA)

Marla Gibbs

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Birth name Margaret Theresa Bradley
Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1931 (92 years) at Chicago (USA)

Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley; June 14, 1931) is an American actress, singer, writer and producer. Gibbs is best known for her role as Louise and George Jefferson's feisty maid, Florence Johnston, in the long-running CBS sitcom, The Jeffersons (1975–85), for which she received five Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominations. She also starred in the show's spin-off Checking In (1981). From 1985 to 1990, Gibbs had the leading role as Mary Jenkins in the NBC sitcom, 227, which she also co-produced and sang on the theme song. Gibbs has won a total of seven NAACP Image Awards.

In later years, Gibbs played supporting roles in films The Meteor Man (1993), Lost & Found (1999), The Visit (2000), The Brothers (2001), and Madea's Witness Protection (2012).


She was married to her high school sweetheart Jordan Gibbs from 1955 to 1973; the couple had three children: Angela Gibbs, Dorian Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs. Her older sister is the late actress Susie Garrett. Her daughter Angela Gibbs is also an actress who appeared in movies such as Together Brothers, Drumline and Think Like A Man Too.

On June 14, 2011, she celebrated her 80th birthday.

On July 31, 2014, Gibbs attended the Leimert Park Village Book Fair in Los Angeles, California, to pay tribute to both of her longtime friends, Maya Angelou, who died on May 28, and Ruby Dee, 2 weeks later, on June 11, and 3 days, before Marla's 83rd Birthday.

Usually with

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(1 films)
Jenifer Lewis
Jenifer Lewis
(3 films)
Master P
Master P
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marla Gibbs (12 films)

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Directed by Vince Gilligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, Jonathan Banks, Charles Baker, Jesse Plemons, Matt L. Jones
Roles Jean
Rating72% 3.647243.647243.647243.647243.64724
Après avoir été libéré par Walter White du repaire du gang de Jack où il était séquestré (dans l'épisode concluant la série Breaking Bad), Jesse Pinkman doit se réconcilier avec son passé pour pouvoir prétendre à un avenir plus radieux, alors qu'il se trouve traqué par les forces de l'ordre.
Please Stand By, 1h33
Directed by Ben Lewin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve, River Alexander, Tony Revolori, Michael Stahl-David
Roles Rose
Rating67% 3.351393.351393.351393.351393.35139
Une jeune autiste s'échappe de son centre d'hébergement dans l’espoir de soumettre son scénario à un concours d'écriture à Hollywood. Sur le chemin elle devra conquérir un nouveau monde rempli d'obstacles.
Madea's Witness Protection, 1h54
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Actors Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tyler Perry, Romeo Miller, Doris Roberts, Tom Arnold
Roles Hattie
Rating49% 2.459272.459272.459272.459272.45927
George Needleman, a nerdy, high level CFO in New York City, promises his son that he will take him to his Saturday afternoon baseball game after he gets back from the office. He gets to his office and arrives to a harrowing scene; his co-workers are shredding documents and are in a state of chaos. He sees his boss, who informs him that his company is a Ponzi scheme run by the mob. He is being accused of spearheading the scheme and laundering funds and has to enter his family into a witness protection program. The program relocates them to a refuge where no one will think to look for them: Madea and Joe's house in Georgia.
The Heart Specialist, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Wood Harris, Zoe Saldana, Brian J. White, Mýa, Scott Paulin, Kenneth Choi
Roles Ms. Overwood
Rating43% 2.1699652.1699652.1699652.1699652.169965
A modern comedy about the everyday perils of first year medical residents at a shabby south Florida hospital. Wood Harris is the Chief Resident, who teaches the trainees how to save lives and not take themselves too seriously, all the while hiding a chilling secret of his own.
The Visit
The Visit (2001)
, 1h47
Genres Drama
Actors Hill Harper, Billy Dee Williams, Obba Babatundé, Rae Dawn Chong, Marla Gibbs, Phylicia Rashād
Roles Lois Waters
Rating62% 3.1499053.1499053.1499053.1499053.149905
Envoyé en prison pour un viol qu'il n'a peut-être pas commis, Alex revient sur sa vie et doit faire face à ses démons. A-t-il toujours bien agi avec ses proches ? Lors des fréquentes visites de sa famille, déchirée entre la défiance et l'amour qu'elle lui porte, il cherche sa rédemption...
The Brothers, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Morris Chestnut, D. L. Hughley, Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy, Gabrielle Union, Tatyana Ali
Roles Mary West
Rating63% 3.1509153.1509153.1509153.1509153.150915
Smart, successful and sexy, Jackson Smith (Chestnut), Brian Palmer (Bellamy), Derrick West (Hughley) and Terry White (Moore) are lifelong friends since childhood, banded together to weather love's innate terrors and occasional triumphs in this brazenly comic yet painfully true exploration of the battle between the sexes. Amidst the career track, basketball and bar hopping, they love women, as many as possible, but shocking revelations test the foursome's friendship and changes their dating and relationship habits forever.
Foolish (1999)
, 1h37
Directed by Dave Meyers
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Master P, Eddie Griffin, Frank Sivero, Daphnée Duplaix, Jonathan Banks, Andrew Dice Clay
Roles Odetta
Rating49% 2.4516252.4516252.4516252.4516252.451625
Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise (Master P) is involved in a crime ring that earns him good money but worries his grandmother (Marla Gibbs), who dotes on him and encourages him to follow a more righteous path. Fifty Dollah's brother Miles "Foolish" Waise (Eddie Griffin), whose grandmother Odetta (Marla Gibbs) gave him the nickname, is an aspiring comedian, but his inability to get his career going convinces his older sibling he's wasting his talents. The movie pays homage to several of Griffin's idols, such as Redd Foxx, Robin Harris and Sammy Davis, Jr. who appear as feet under restroom stalls while he prepares to perform.
Lost & Found, 1h35
Directed by Jeff Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors David Spade, Sophie Marceau, Martin Sheen, Ever Carradine, Patrick Bruel, Mitchell Whitfield
Roles Enid
Rating51% 2.551352.551352.551352.551352.55135
Restaurant owner Dylan Ramsey (David Spade) is head-over-heels in love with his new neighbor, a French cellist named Lila (Sophie Marceau). In a desperate attempt to garner her affections, he kidnaps her beloved pet dog and offers to help her find him on a phantom dog hunt. A wrench is thrown in his plans, however, when the dog swallows his best friend's diamond ring, and things get worse for Dylan as Lila's ex-fiancee, Rene, arrives to win her back.
The Meteor Man, 1h40
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Marla Gibbs, Robert Townsend, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Eddie Griffin, Roy Fegan
Roles Mrs. Reed
Rating52% 2.6052052.6052052.6052052.6052052.605205
Jefferson Reed (Robert Townsend) is a mild mannered school teacher in Washington D.C. His neighborhood is terrorized by a local gang called The Golden Lords led by Simon Caine (Roy Fegan) and allied with drug lord Anthony Byers (Frank Gorshin). One night, Jeff steps in to rescue a woman from the gang only to end up running from them himself. Hiding in a garbage dumpster, he manages to escape. As he climbs out, he is struck down by a glowing green meteorite. His spine is crushed and he receives severe burns. A small fragment of the meteor was left over and taken by a mute vagrant named Marvin (Bill Cosby). Reed awakens several days later in the hospital, but when his bandages are taken off, he is miraculously healed of all injuries.
Black Belt Jones, 1h27
Directed by Robert Clouse
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville, Marla Gibbs, Ted Lange
Rating61% 3.096223.096223.096223.096223.09622
The Mafia learns that a new civic center will be built, and they buy all of the land for the site of the building—all except for one place: a karate school owned by Pop Byrd, Black Belt Jones' old friend. Pop Byrd had borrowed money from a local drug dealer, Pinky, in order to open his school. Pinky had been stealing money from the mafia and was forced to pay them $250,000 or get Pop's building for them. Pinky inflated the debt, with the intent of offering Pop the deal of trading his building in exchange for the debt being cleared. However, things do not go as planned, as Pop is accidentally killed by Pinky's men during an intimidation attempt. Before he dies, he states that he couldn't give them the building to settle his debt, because it did not belong to him, but to someone named Sydney. Pinky then decides to send his men to the karate school, to inform them of Pop's debt (inflated yet again) and attempt the same scheme. However, the thugs are beaten up by Black Belt Jones and the students. Meanwhile, a woman arrives to attend Pop's funeral, who is none other than Sydney, the daughter of the late Pop Byrd. After demanding to know what happened to her father, she is informed of the mafia's activities as well as her father's debt, but says she won't sell the building. Angered, she is determined to punish the people who caused her father's death. Informed of Sydney's martial arts prowess by Quincy, Black Belt Jones joins forces with her to "clobber the mob".
Sweet Jesus, Preacherman, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Roger E. Mosley, William Smith, Michael Pataki, Marla Gibbs
Roles Beverly Solomon
Rating50% 2.523832.523832.523832.523832.52383
Holmes is a hitman who has nailed one victim after another. Having iced a large number of them, he is sent by his boss Martelli
Yours, Mine and Ours, 1h51
Directed by Melville Shavelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tim Matheson, Walter Brooke, Morgan Brittany
Roles Movie Patron (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.5471953.5471953.5471953.5471953.547195
In 1930, Frank Beardsley is a Navy warrant officer, recently detached from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and assigned as project officer for the Fresnel lens glide-slope indicator, or "meatball," that would eventually become standard equipment on all carriers. Helen North is a nurse working in the dispensary at the California U. S. Navy base to which Frank is assigned.