Mabel King

  • Born on
    • December 25th, 1932
  • Died on
    • November 9th, 1999
Mabel Elizabeth King was an American film, stage, and television actress, and singer. She is best known for her role as Mabel "Mama" Thomas on the ABC sitcom What's Happening!! from its premiere in 1976 until the end of its second season in 1978. King's next most remembered role is that of Evillene the Witch, a role she originated in the stage musical The Wiz and reprised in Sidney Lumet's 1978 film adaptation. She recorded on the Rama Records and Amy Records labels.


Acting (8 Credits)

1988Scrooged as Gramma
1980The Gong Show Movie as Mabel
1979The Jerk as Mother
1978The Wiz as Evillene
1976What's Happening!!
1976The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings as Bertha Dewitt
1973Ganja & Hess
1973Ganja & Hess as Queen of Myrthia


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