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July 03, 2018

Remember Florence Johnston from 'The Jeffersons'? Her late sister and daughter are also actresses

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Marla Gibbs, best known as Florence Johnston, George Jefferson’s maid in The Jeffersons, took to Instagram to share a couple of photos of two members of her family who are also actresses.

One of them posted on October 12, 2016, showed Marla next to her daughter Angela Gibbs. Both women were flashing their smiles to the camera. Marla put on a pink blouse covered by a white coat while Angela got on a black-and-white shirt.

In the caption, Marla set clear that she had had a great time in Toronto shooting a movie next to her daughter and a cast of fantastic actors. She finished by saying she felt blessed and sent her regards to Toronto.

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As soon as she posted that image, her fans and followers took to the comment section to share their thoughts. One of them was Instagram user Christopher Norman, who confessed that Marla looked beautiful.

More recently, on April 3, 2018, Marla took to Instagram to share a different photo. This one portrayed her hugging her sister, Susie Garrett, on the cover of the JET magazine.

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In the caption, the proud 87-year-old actress pointed out that she and Susie were on TV shows at the same time, which was ‘great.’ When Marla was one of the members of The Jeffersons, Susie was working on Punky Brewster.

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Unfortunately, Susie passed away aged 72 after a long battle with cancer. She died at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, on May 24, 2002, and is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Given the fact that both sisters were talented actresses, they appeared together on screen in two different occasions. The first one happened in The Jeffersons when Susie had a guest role. For the second chance, Susie had a small part in Marla’s 227.

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Even though Marla is the most relevant actress in the family, Angela is also very talented. Not only she is an actress but also a director, producer, and writer, and she has a career that spans four decades already.

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Angela has worked as an actress in several movies, including Love Jacked and Straight Outta Compton. Apart from that, she appeared in TV series like The People vs. OJ, Shameless, Adult Swim's, and Black Jesus.

One of the most exciting aspects about Angela is that she produced the play 227, which caught the attention of Norman Lear, who helped develop it into the series that Marla starred in later.

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Angela has got two NAACP Image Awards for her theatrical productions Checkmates and The Meeting. Apart from that, she worked as a teacher at Spelman College in their Drama Department for a few years.

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