Marla Gibbs on How She Got the Role of Florence Johnston on ‘The Jeffersons’ (Part 2)

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In this clip, famed actress Marla Gibbs spoke to E.D.I. about scouring the film lots in L.A. looking for work and handing out her resume. She went on to speak about taking acting classes at PASLA and doing plays. Marla also explained how her daughter Angela started getting work on TV shows and films, including Cleopatra Jones, and seeing how different their perks were. From there, Marla spoke about having a guest role on The Jeffersons as the family’s maid, Florence Johnston, and later becoming a cast member of the show. To hear more, including her chemistry with Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson, hit the above clip.

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