In May 2006, Marla released her music CD titled It's Never Too Late.
One of Marla's high school classmates included actor Sam Cooke.
Marla has appeared in a couple of NBC promos. She even appeared with other famous celebrities on NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration in 1986.
Marla co-wrote 227's theme song with television songwriter Ray Colcord.
Marla Gibbs and her co-star on The Jeffersons, Sherman Hemsley, reunited to host TV One's Amen/227 marathon. Hemsley starred in Amen while Gibbs starred in 227.
Marla was one to sign the Hollywood Squares/March of Dimes Celebrity Scrapbook, a collection of more than 100 autographs from top celebrities that was auctioned on eBay to benefit the March of Dimes.
Marla was divorced at the age of 38.
In December 2003, Marla accepted "Funniest Woman of the Year" award at The Commies on Comedy Central.
Marla first paid acting job was doing Juvenile Court in Detroit.
Marla is originally from Chicago, but she now lives in Los Angeles.
Marla once owned a Gibbs jazz club in South Central L.A. called Marla's Memory Lane Jazz and Supper Club.
In 2006, Marla was nominated for an Image Award for outstanding actress in a daytime drama series for her role in Passions.
From 1981 through 1985, Marla was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Florence in The Jeffersons.
Marla is a graduate of Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago.
Marla is 5'8".
Marla's sister was the late actress Susie Garrett.
Marla is noted as an honorary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Marla was married at age 13, and had three children by the age of 20.
Marla is left-handed.
Marla worked for United Airlines, until 1975, when she got a part on The Jeffersons.
While starring in 227, Marla appeared in one of NBC's public service announcements The More You Know. Her topic was teacher appreciation.
Marla Gibbs: (About her co-star in 227, Jackee Harris) She is hysterically funny. As a matter of fact, she would say some things that were so outrageous or she'd do something and she'd have to stop and laugh herself and it would break me up, so we'd have to stop and go again.
Marla Gibbs: (About her character on Passions) Irma is crazy; she is absolutely out of her tree, let me tell you. But she is a fun character.
Marla Gibbs: (About her role on The Jeffersons) Florence was the person who was not going to take no bull from anybody, no matter how little money she made. Just because you don't have a lot of money does not mean you have to let people walk over you.
Marla Gibbs: (About The Jeffersons) It had something for everybody. People are still watching it. They see themselves in it. It has good messages. And it is apropos to today. Everything that went on then is going on now.
Marla Gibbs: I would play a role of a prostitute, if the character has some sort of message that would teach a good lesson. But I would not play a prostitute just for the sake of the prostitute being just a prostitute. That would be pointless to me.
Marla Gibbs: I do get calls to do some roles that I have turned down. If my spirit does not feel a role, I don't do it.