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After making a name for herself playing Florence on The Jeffersons, Marla Gibbs immediately moved on to another classic sitcom, 227, about the residents of an apartment building in Washington, DC. There, she was reunited with her Hal Williamsbest known for playing Smitty on Sanford and Sonbut who also guest-starred in a Season 11 episode of The Jeffersons. Above 227the actors played the married couple Mary and Lester Jenkins, together with the future Oscar winner Regina Re as their daughter Brenda and Jackie Harry as their neighbor, Sandra. Both Gibbs and Williams stayed with the show until the end of its run in 1990 and are still active in the business today, at 91 and 83, respectively. Read on to learn more about their lives after the comedy went off the air.

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Gibbs, who held down her customer service job at United Airlines for the first two years of The Jeffersonsshe eventually realized she could be a full-time actor and has rarely been off our screens since 1975. Afterwards 227—which she also co-produced—the actor took roles in shows including A Different World, In the Heat of the Night, Martin, Touched by an Angel, The King of Queens, Passions, Scandal, American Horror Story: Hotel, This Is Us, Black, and One day at a time. As of 2021, she has been playing the recurring character Olivia Price in the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

On the movies, Gibbs starred in it The Visit, Madea’s Witness Protection, Please Stand By, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Alone Togetherand what follows Spirit Halloween: The Movie. She was 44 years old when she was cast The Jeffersonswhich inspired the motto Gibbs chose as the title for her soon-to-be-released memoir.

“You call It’s Never Too Late. That’s my story,” she said The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. “And it is certainly a story of many other people. I’m sure it must be encouraging to many people who think it’s too late. I actually got it from a woman who came up to me and said, ‘Ms. Gibbs, I’ve always wanted to act. Do you think it’s too late?’ I said, ‘Are you still breathing? If you’re still breathing, it’s not too late.’”

Hal Williams in 1988Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Williams hasn’t been as busy as his one-time TV wife, but he’s also appeared on the big and small screens many times over the decades since 227. His TV credits during and after the sitcom include Hill Street Blues, Magnum, PI, The Sinbad Showand Black Lady Sketch Show. He also worked in moves included The Rookie, Guess whoand Flight.

Hal Williams in 2016Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Although Williams continues to act these days, he is more focused on his podcast. He is the co-host of Hal’s Hitlisttogether with the producer Charlotte Hamrick. The show airs weekly and features the pair discussing pop culture and how certain events in the entertainment industry impact history. They did episodes on all sorts of subjects, including the beginnings of Motown, By Eddie Murphy heritage, and the Tulsa Massacre.

Marla Gibbs in 2022Robin L Marshall/FilmMagic

Gibbs also has a passion for music. From 1981 to 1999, she owned and operated a Los Angeles jazz and supper club called Marla’s Memory Lane. She famously sang the 227 theme song, and has recorded a few albums of jazz music over the years.

The star has also supported the stage community by co-founding the Crossroads School of Theater and Acting with her daughter, Angela Gibbs. Her Walk of Fame bio states that the school “helped launch the careers of several local actors” in LA

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Gibbs was only married once, to her high school sweetheart Jordan Gibbsfrom 1955 to 1973. The couple welcomed three children together before going their separate ways: Angela, Josephand Dorian.ae0fcc31ae342fd3a1346ebb1f342fcb

Williams was married twice, to Gay Anderson from 1975 to 1976, then to Renee Himes from 1978 to 1984. Like Gibbs, he has three children.

Both actors are grandparents, and Gibbs even became a great-grandmother.

Given her longevity in Hollywood, it was only a matter of time before Gibbs was duly honored with a star on the Walk of Fame. The ceremony took place in 2021 and was attended The Jeffersons producer Norman Learwho gave a speech in her honour, as well as King, Tisha Campbell, Anthony Anderson, and other stars she has worked with and enabled over the years. During her acceptance, Gibbs worried fans by looking ill. Later, her agent said USA Today, “Marla was overwhelmed by all the love and support she received and overheated. She needed a few minutes to cool down.”

Williams, who often shares memories of the time he and Gibbs spent as co-stars on his Instagram, was also there to congratulate her on her star. He posted a photo of the two of them at the ceremony and wrote in the caption, “To know the gem that is @marlagibbs4real is to love her. she so deserves her long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Yesterday she was recognized for the royalty that I have always known her to be. It is my honor to show for you and celebrate all that you have given on and off screen. Your impact is incomparable but speaks volumes. Thanks to @jimmykimmel for a wonderful meal, what a treat yesterday was.”


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