HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 20: Marla Gibbs attends her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on July 20, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Marla Gibbs is 92 years young and finally ready to share her life story in her official memoir “It’s Never Too Late.”
“My hope is that my memoir will serve as an inspiration to those that continue to show me love and support,” she said in a statement released Wednesday, July 26.
“I believe no matter the challenges one faces, it is never too late to turn your life around or make a difference.”
“I am grateful and I am ready to reveal the challenges I overcame as a way of service to those who wish to transform their tests into testimonies,” she continued.
While in LA, Gibbs took acting classes at the Mafundi Institute and the Watts Writers’ Workshop before landing theatrical roles at the Zodiac Theater and small roles in “made for TV” movies. In 1973, Gibbs scored a major supporting role in the 1973 movie “Sweet Jesus, Preacher Man.”
Her other notable credits include films “The Visit” and “Meteor Man” and a recurring role on the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” Gibbs most recently appeared in recurring roles on shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “History of the World: Part II” where she starred alongside Wanda Sykes in a sketch about Shirley Chisholm.
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Source: Black Enterprise