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May 17, 2020

Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Rest of '227' Cast 35 Years after the Series Premiere

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A lot of things have happened to Marla Gibbs, Regina King, and other cast members of "227" 35 years after the hit television series premiered in 1985.

"227" aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 6, 1990. According to IMDb, the sitcom was created by Bill Boulware, Jack Elinson, and Michael G. Moye.

This arrangement occurred in an apartment building numbered 227. The cast members would often be sitting outside on a broad set of stone stairs, involved in some conversation that would unfold into the weekly plotline.

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The main characters include Marla Gibbs, Regina King, Hal Williams, and Jackée Harry. There was no place like home for chuckles at the apartment building from 1985 to 1990, according to Closer Weekly. Scroll down below to learn what the cast of the series is up to today.

REGINA KING

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King won the hearts of many viewers for her role as Brenda Jenkins on "227." After the series ended, she turned into a study in excellence.

The actress won Emmy awards for her spectacular performances on "American Crime" and "Seven Seconds." The film, "If Beale Street Could Talk," also earned her an Oscar.

HAL WILLIAMS

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Williams joined the cast of "227" as Lester Jenkins, the father of Brenda. After the sitcom ended its run, he went on to star in the sitcom "The Sinbad Show," which premiered in 1993 on Fox.

MARLA GIBBS

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Gibbs kept her eye out for a myriad of other projects after playing Mary Jenkins on "227." She starred in several movies, including "The Meteor Man" and "Madea's Witness Protection."

She also appeared in over 40 television series such as "The Hughleys to Passions," "The First Family," "Black-ish," and Station 19."

JACKÈE HARRY

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After portraying the role of Sandra Clark on "227," Harry has enjoyed going back and forth between the stage.

She also appeared in over 60 television films, including "Everybody Hates Chris," which is based around the troubled experiences of comedian Chris Rock as a teenager, and "The Paynes," which premiered in 2018, on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Meanwhile, Gibbs, King, Harry, and Williams reunited in 2011, as reported by EW. Apparently, the cast of the hit sitcom reminds everyone that there really is no place like home.

When asked what he thinks people loved so much about the series, Williams said that "it was a family show that anybody could watch across all color lines." 

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