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9/22/2008 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The 77-year-old resurfaced at a television event in L.A. recently, looking prestigious.
Marla Gibbs
Marla was married by the age of 13 and had three children by the time she was 20.

Until 1999, Gibbs ran Marla's Memory Lane Jazz and Supper Club in South Central Los Angeles.


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She looks great!

I just have to say that black does crack!

2231 days ago

double E    

you know what they don't crack!

she looks great ;)

2230 days ago


I thought this was an after photo of Travis Barker, my bad,

2230 days ago

Triple Play    

Is that a hat that she is wearing? Holy Aunt jemima pass the pancakes

2230 days ago

Mrs. Pine    

She looks exactly the same, cuz black don't crack.

2230 days ago


77!!! She looks fantastic, and has brought lots of laughter in this house. A classy lady!! :) The world needs more like her.

2230 days ago


That is such a dumb saying. Black people do get wrinkles just like white people. There are a lot of older white people that have no wrinkles either. SHe looks good but she has wrinkles around her eyes and forehead, so how people can look at that picture and say black don't crack is beyond me.

2230 days ago


She looks wonderful!!!, and she is 77 years old, Im sure she probably has a wig on #5, Geez

2230 days ago


TMZ needs to allow readers to report posts for removal. There are some really sick, twisted and ignorant people who post and they should not be allowed to post their crap online.

2230 days ago


what do you mean that white people don't have wrinkles. ya'll look 40 when your 19! their whole face seems to transform of something as they get older.

2230 days ago


Victoria C, I totally agree that these people are sick (sometimes just plain mean),, and I think most of them are kids (at least I would hope adults wouldn't behave this way), but I'm a strong believer in freedom of speech, so the idiots have their say. Keep in mind that the average person like us will only shake our heads at the idiot,s and ignore their posts.

2230 days ago


Um Firestone, have you been living under a rock your whole life? How could you have not noticed that black people seem to age remarkably well?

2230 days ago

Carolyn A-B    

I salute her. She fought back from adversity (being an adolescent wife and teenaged mother) and carved a niche for herself in a cutthroat industry. Florence was a sassy maid who didn't need to hold her tongue against her annoying boss, George Jefferson.

Marla represented, and when she made money, she invested in the neighborhood of South Central.

She looks marvelous.

2230 days ago

my name is bindy not bindi    

i love marla and think she's awesome... may God bless her always

2230 days ago


Everytime there's a picture of a black person we have to endure the stupid racist comments. Grow up already. Anyway, she looks great! I hope I look that good when I'm pushin 80.

2230 days ago
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