Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley), television and film actress and singer. In her 5 decades of television, she is probably best remembered for playing "Weezie" and George Jefferson's sarcastic maid, Florence Johnston, on The Jeffersons and its spinoff, Checking In. She also starred as Mary Jenkins on the television series 227. She recently appeared in the film Madea's Witness Protection, and currently plays "Grandma Eddy" on the sitcom The First Family.
The Jeffersons (TV show) Franklin Cover, Paul Benedict, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Ned Wertimer and Berlinda Tolbert (top row, from left); Roxie Roker, Isabel Sanford and Mike Evans (bottom row, from left). - Love, love, love this show!
Berlinda Tolbert (born November 4, 1949) Charlotte NC is an American actress best known for her role as Jenny Willis Jefferson on The Jeffersons. She also appeared in the film Harlem Nights. She was born one day after actor Mike Evans, the man who played her boyfriend/husband Lionel Jefferson in The Jeffersons. They were both born in North Carolina. With the death of Sherman Hemsley in July 2012, Tolbert, Damon Evans, and Marla Gibbs are the last surviving members of the Jeffersons
Actress Marla Gibbs, who rose to fame on the long running TV shows “The Jeffersons” as Florence Johnston and Mary Jenkins on ”227″ tells Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com that she and actor Sherman Hemsley, known to millions as George Jefferson, were always discussing new ideas for projects they could work on before his passing