Talk about way overdue!! On Tuesday, legendary actress Marla Gibbs received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her work spans over decades and she has been known to star on shows such as “The Jeffersons, “227”, and many other classics.
According to the New York Daily News, Marla’s star was the 2,698th 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 world’s most beloved and talented actresses known around the world. Her feistiness and tenacity for or 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,” was present for the honor and said, “There was only one you, ma’am, and I’m thrilled to be here for you, love you. You added time to my life and for that, I could not be more grateful. Thank you.”
Tisha Campbell who starred alongside Marla in an episode of “Martin,” was also present 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 that would happen. When I came out here and went to Hollywood Boulevard and walked through the Chinese Theater looking at all the people that I always admired, I never thought I would be one of them. So it is phenomenal.”
Even while being 90-years-young, Marla is still booked and busy. She shared that she just finished a film with Snoop Dogg and just finished production on “Days of Our Lives,” with Jackée Harry.
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