Marla Gibbs Passes Out During Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
Marla Gibbs, known for her roles in "The Jeffersons" and "227", finally was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday.
After being introduced by Norman Lear, the 90-year-old actress took to the podium to give her acceptance speech, when she suddenly began slumping over.
Gibbs' son stepped up to the podium, holding her up until someone was able to bring a chair and some water over to her. She was moved inside not long after, apparently suffering from heat exhaustion in the 88-degree California heat.
"Paramedics responded to the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard around noon for a medical emergency. But after treatment, Gibbs declined transport," said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart, according to KTLA.
“Thank you to all of you who have been fans of ‘The Jeffersons’ and ‘227,’” she said in her acceptance speech. “We love you, and this is because you watched us that we were able to excel, and I’m able to be here today.”
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