Marla Gibbs Biography (1931?-)

Full name, Margaret Gibbs; born June 14, 1931 (some sources say 1933), in Chicago, IL; daughter of Douglas Bradley and Ophelia Birdie (maiden name, Kemp)Gibbs; children: Angela Elayne, Jordan Joseph, Jr., Dorian Demetrius. Addresses: Agent: Hormar Inc., 7085 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 731, Los Angeles,CA 90028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
June 14, 1931?
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Florence Johnston, The Jeffersons, CBS, 1979-1985
  • Florence Johnston, Checking In, CBS, 1981
  • Mary Jenkins, 227, NBC, 1985-1989
  • Rotating host, The Late Show (also known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers and The Late Show Starring Ross Shafer), Fox, 1986
  • Also appeared in the title role, Florence, CBS.
  • Miniseries
  • Mrs. Euphrates, Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" (also known asThe Moneychangers), NBC, 1976
  • Cosgrove, The Fire Next Time, CBS, 1993
  • Movies
  • First nurse, The Missing Are Deadly, 1974
  • Nobody's Child, CBS, 1986
  • Mary Hallard, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the PTALuncheon), CBS, 1990
  • Mazie, Lily in Winter, USA Network, 1994
  • Mrs. Peterson, "The Last Breeze of Summer," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1994
  • Also appeared in Tell Me Where It Hurts.
  • Specials
  • Rheba, You Can't Take It with You, 1979
  • The Real Trivial Pursuit, 1985
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1987
  • Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide, PBS, 1988
  • Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, syndicated,1988
  • Motown 30: What's Goin' On!, CBS, 1990
  • Host, A Salute to America's Pets, ABC, 1991
  • Math ... Who Needs It?!, PBS, 1991
  • Picture What Women Do, Lifetime, 1994
  • Episodic
  • Doc, CBS, 1975
  • "Vigilante," Barney Miller, 1975
  • "Isaac and the Marriage Counselor," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • Miss Stern, Pryor's Place, CBS, 1984
  • Burt Wolf/Eating Well, PBS, 1992
  • Principal Shaw, "To Whit, with Love," A Different World, 1993
  • Josephine Douglas, "Mother Dearest," Empty Nest, 1993
  • "Who Killed the Hollywood Headshrinker?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1995
  • Miss Minnie, "Housekeeper from Hell," Martin, Fox, 1995
  • Prospective buyer of the Banks' estate, "I, Done," The Fresh Prince ofBel-Air, NBC, 1996
  • Dolores Palmer, "Wild Life," Martial Law, CBS, 1999
  • Mrs. Hughley, "I Do, I Do, Again: Part 2," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999
  • Hattie Mae, "Roots: Parts 1 & 2," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999
  • Mrs. Boyd, "First Encounters of the Close Kind," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 1999
  • Hattie Mae, "Love the One You're With," The Hughleys, ABC, 2000
  • Hattie Mae, "We've Got It Maid," The Hughleys, ABC, 2000
  • Millie, "The Invitation," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000
  • Zella Van Exel, Judging Amy, CBS, 2001
  • Also appeared as Old Mother Hubbard, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, HBO.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1987
  • The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1987
  • Host, The Stellar Gospel Music Awards (also known as The 5th Annual Stellar Awards), syndicated, 1990
  • The 24th Annual Victor Awards, syndicated, 1990
  • The 6th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990
  • The 19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, syndicated, 1992
  • The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Beverly Solomon, Sweet Jesus, Preacher Man, 1972
  • (Uncredited) Bartender, Black Belt Jones, 1974
  • Louise Bradley, Up against the Wall, 1991
  • Mrs. Reed, The Meteor Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Dela, Border to Border, 1998
  • Odetta Waise, Foolish, 1999
  • Enid, Lost and Found, 1999
  • Eleanor Whitney, Stanley's Gig, 2000
  • Lois Waters, The Visit, 2000
  • Mary West, The Brothers, 2001
  • Also appeared in Preacher Man.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Medea, Amen Corner, and The Gingerbread Lady, all Zodiac Theatre; also appeared in 227.

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