Mary Jenkins, a housewife who lived with her contractor husband, Lester and their 14-year-old daughter Brenda. Mary's best friend was Rose Lee Holloway, who used to sit out with her on the stoop of the apartment building (#227) and discuss many things.
Last Episode05x24 No Place Like Home Aired: May. 06, 1990
Mary dreams that she's homeless after misinterpreting a plea for help from a street person (homeless advocate Theodore Hayes) as a threat to …
Series Fun Facts
- When acquiring rights to develop the play of the same name for television, Marla Gibbs original intent was to adapt it as a TV movie.
- Marla Gibbs got the lead role of Mary Jenkins, primarily because of her popularity on The Jeffersons.
- While the series was set in contemporary era Washington DC, the original play was set in 1950s Chicago.