In this sitcom based on Christine Houston's play about the lives of black women residing in an apartment building in 1950s Chicago. Marla Gibbs, who first shot to stardom for playing Florence Johnston, the sarcastic housekeeper to Louise and George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons," got her own series. Gibbs starred as tart-tongued Washington, D.C. Her husband Lester was a construction worker and they had a teenage daughter, Brenda. Pearl Shay was an annoying but open-minded neighbor who gossiped with Mary, and Rose Holloway was Mary's best friend, who lived in the building with her daughter Tiffany and was sympathetic to the neighbors. The landlord died in the pilot episode and Rose took his place until Season 4. Attractive, sassy vamp Sandra Clark showed up later in the show's run.
Gary Richard Collins II (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join Marla Gibbs and an apartment building full of crazies on the funny side of the street! (season 1)
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While the series was set in contemporary Washington, D.C., the original play was set in 1950s Chicago, Illinois. See more
Um, Brenda, can I get Calvin's autograph?
[after hearing Tiffany's request
There's No Place Like Home
Composed by Ray Colcord
Performed by Marla Gibbs See more