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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
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Stars line up for Tyler Perry's next Madea film

Stars line up for Tyler Perry's next Madea film

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Eugene Levy, Doris Roberts, Tom Arnold, John Amos and Marla Gibbs are to star in "Madea's Witness Production," the U.S. film's producers said.
'227' stars to reunite on 'Southland'

'227' stars to reunite on 'Southland'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Marla Gibbs will appear in an episode of "Southland," the Los Angeles police drama which stars her former "227" co-star Regina King, TNT said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 14, 2008.
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Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2006 with 200 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2005 with 200 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 14, the 166th day of 2004 with 200 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, June 14, the 165th day of 2003 with 200 to follow.
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Cathy's World: The Rerun Show

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- One benefit of summer reruns is discovering the pleasures of hypnotically awful shows you would never ordinarily watch.
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Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2002 with 200 to follow.
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Marla Gibbs (born June 14, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American television and film actress.

She is best known for her role as Isabel Sanford's and Sherman Hemsley's sarcastic maid, Florence Johnston, on The Jeffersons and its short-lived spinoff, Checking In. She also starred as Mary Jenkins on the television series 227.

Before the start of the acting career, Gibbs had worked as an airline attendant before relocating with her children from Detroit to Los Angeles. Soon afterwards, she joined PASLA (Performing Arts Society of Los Angeles) with her daughter, Angela, and studied at the Mafundi Institute and Watts Writers Workshop (both in Watts, California). Ms. Gibbs soon performed in several well-received productions including Medea, Amen Corner and The Gingerbread Lady at the Zodiac Theatre. After a few bit parts, Ms. Gibbs landed the plum role of Florence on The Jeffersons, where she started to gain international notoriety.

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