“The Jeffersons” cast helped change the face of television and race relations in America.
Gibbs, center, starred in NBC’s “227” from 1985-1990. The show’s cast included, from left, Helen Martin, Curtis Baldwin, Jackée Harry, Hal Williams, Regina King, Kia Goodwin and Alaina Reed Hall.
“I [still] watch ‘227.’ Fun memories,” Gibbs says.
Gibbs shares a laugh with co-star Sherman Hemsley, left, and legendary entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., on the set of “The Jeffersons” in 1983, as Isabel Sanford snaps a photograph.
Gibbs’s son makes the perfect escort in 1986.
“I fell in love with my children as they got older,” she says. “As they got older, I related to them more and they related to me.”
The cast of “The Jeffersons,” Hemsley, from left, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Sanford, Gibbs, and Ned Wertimer, reunite on “The Joan Rivers Show” in 1993.
Good friends Hemsley and Gibbs attend the 50th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 1998.
“Well, in real life he was an introvert and on the show he was an extravert. He was very shy, really sensitive and spiritual,” says Gibbs, on working with Hemsley on “The Jeffersons.”
The TV legend struts her stuff at the American Comedy Awards in 2000.
Dave Chappelle greets Gibbs at an event in 2003.
Gibbs, right, congratulates guest of honor Nia Long, center, at a charity event highlighting the philanthropic achievements of Holly Robinson Peete, Hill Harper and Long in 2007. John Witherspoon, left, and Bernie Casey also attended the event.