Talk about overdue !! Legendary actress Marla Gibbs received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Her work spans decades and she is known to star in shows like “The Jeffersons,” 227 “and many other classics.
According to the New York Daily News, Marla’s star was the 2,698. on the Walk of Fame, and July 20th was officially declared Marla Gibbs Day in Hollywood.
Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said, “Marla is one of the most popular and talented actresses in the world. Her perseverance and tenacity for her work are legendary and we are proud to welcome her to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “
During the actual ceremony, Norman Lear, 98, the television producer who developed The Jeffersons, attended the ceremony and said: love you. You gave my life time and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. Thank you.”
Tisha Campbell, who starred alongside Marla in an episode of “Martin,” was also there to honor the legendary actress.
A week before the star unveiling ceremony, Marla spoke to the Daily News about the honor and said, “I never thought this would happen. When I came here and went to Hollywood Boulevard and walked through the Chinese Theater and looked at all the people I always admired, I never thought I would be one of them. So it’s phenomenal. “
Even at 90, Marla is still fully booked and busy. She announced that she has just finished a film with Snoop Dogg and has just finished making Days of Our Lives with Jackée Harry.
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