Aunt Irma

"Passions", "Jeffersons" vet Marla Gibbs guests on "Lincoln Heights"


Her turn at bat
. Comedienne Marla Gibbs, who shot to fame as Florence Johnston, George Jefferson's jive talking maid on The Jeffersons and later the sass-a-licious Mary on 227, will guest star on ABC Family's sleeper hit Lincoln Heights next season, according to an Essence.com Q&A.

Gibbs, who according to the the interview, has been recovering from an anyuerism and stroke in recent years, is also known to fans of the wacky, soon-to-be defunct DirecTV soap Passions as mean-spirited homophobe Aunt Irma. Glad to hear Marla is still doing her thang!