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The comedian is best known for her roles on sitcoms, such as “The Boondocks,” “Young & Hungry” and The Parkers. Whitley was nominated for a 2004 BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Box Office Movie for her role as Ormandy in the 2003 comedy “Deliver Us From Eva.”
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Gibbs is known for her role as Florence Johnston in the CBS sitcom, “The Jeffersons,” for which she received five nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred in the show’s spin-off “Checking In” (1981) and the NBC sitcom, “227” (1985–90).
Whitley hires David to throw a “Cotton Club” inspired awards ceremony for five unsung women in Hollywood, such as Ms. Gibbs. But when this diva only books four honorees, will David be able to find a fabulous fifth?
Find out when “David Tutera’s Celebrations” airs Friday, September 28 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv.