Notable for beginning her acting career in the final decade of her life, Laborde rose to fame for her portrayal of Gladys on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Before making her television acting debut at the age of ninety-three, Laborde built a life for herself in Los Angeles during the Great Depression.
She was the subject of a viral video that showed her trying to install a piece of audio-visual equipment.
She was born in Fresno, California, to Fereday and Paul Shamlian. Her marriage to trolley operator Nicholas Laborde resulted in a daughter named Shirley.
She appeared on several episodes of the Fox program Talkshow with Spike Feresten.