Friday, December 11, 2015


The NBC show 227 was Marla Gibbs' turn to shine. The breakout character from The Jeffersons, she was a hot commodity when that show ended. She got her chance with 227.

However, the show now had its own breakout character- Sandra, played by the talented and sassy Jackee Harry. Not as gracious as Isabel Sanford, who didn't mind being overshadowed on The Jeffersons, Marla Gibbs resented Jackee and allegedly made things difficult for her. When NBC offered her a shot at her own show, Jackee was more than happy to take them up on the offer. Unfortunately, the show didn't get picked up past the pilot. Jackee would find greater success on th show Sister, Sister.