Generation Gap is a fun game show on ABC that pits young and old against each other to learn more about their own generations.
To Infinity Stones and beyond! was the name of the first episode, which aired on July 7.
The show’s most recent episode, “Starring Garla Fibs,” which aired Aug. 4, had Marla Gibbs as a special guest. The show became very popular with its viewers. Generation Gap is a retelling of a television show of the same name that first aired in 1969. The show is hosted by Kelly Ripa, who is also the show’s producer. The show deals with pop culture from different eras and features families from more than one generation.
The black actress was born in 1931, which makes her 91 years old. She is also known as an actress, writer, television producer and singer.
Interestingly, the well-known actress started acting only at the age of 40. Before becoming an actress, she worked as a reservation agent for United Airlines. Gibbs then joined a group in Los Angeles called the Performing Arts Society.
Gibbs is best known for her role as Florence Johnston, a sarcastic housekeeper, on The Jeffersons, a popular 1970s TV show. The show ran for 11 seasons and people of all ages watched it.
Her big break came with The Jeffersons, but she also starred in blaxploitation movies like Sweet Jesus, Black Belt Jones, and Preacher Man. Gibbs also had small roles on shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Martin,” and “The Huggleys.”
The Generation Gap guest star also released a jazz song called “It’s Never Too Late.” In fact, she ran a jazz club called Marla’s Memory Lane Jazz and Supper Club from 1980 to 1999.
Gibbs landed the lead role of Mary Jenkins on the TV show 227, which starred Hal Williams and Regina King. She also helped write the show’s theme song.
She moved the Crossroads Arts Academy and Theater to Los Angeles in 1990.
The Generation Gap guest star has appeared on shows like ‘One Day at a Time’, ‘Young Sheldon’ and ‘The Last OG’. She also played Olivia Price in episodes of the NBC show Days of Our Lives.
Marla has won eight NAACP Image Awards and been named Essence Woman of the Year, among other accolades, over the years.
Marla earned five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on The Jeffersons. She was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Movie for Television for her role as Florence.
The most recent episode of Generation Gap was called “Starring Garla Fibs,” and Marla Gibbs was on it. As part of the program “Who am I?” segment, she asked the juniors who she might be and gave them hints about her role as Sweet Gam Gam on a Nickelodeon show.