Marla Gibbs on ‘The Jeffersons’ Getting Cancelled, How ‘227’ Came Together (Part 3)

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Part 2: https://youtu.be/T1MoGFzmWbo
Part 1: https://youtu.be/VAZ16h2qIoE
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In this clip, Marla Gibbs opened up to E.D.I. about Lenny Kravitz being on set of The Jeffersons with his mother Roxy Roker, who played Helen Willis on the show. She added that her son always knew that Lenny was going to be a star, which Marla told Lenny later on after he had success with his music career. Moving along, Marla spoke about getting the rights to the play “227” at the advice of her daughter and later developing a sitcom with The Jeffersons producer Norman Lear.

During the conversation, Marla spoke about becoming an executive producer on the show and putting together the cast, including breakout star Jackée Harry. To hear more about the process, hit the above clip.

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