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Mabel King (1932–1999)

Actress | Soundtrack

Actress who is best known for the role of Mama on the 1970's sitcom What's Happening!!! She also appeared in the movie The Jerk, with Steve Martin, and The Wiz, with Michael Jackson. Before What's ... read full biography
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Dec 25, 1932 (died Nov 9, 1999)
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Still of Mabel King, Vincent Schiavelli, Chuck Barris, Murray Langston, Jaye P. Morgan, Gene Patton, Phillip Simms and Rip Taylor in The Gong Show MovieStill of Mabel King, Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson and Ernest Thomas in What's Happening!! and My Three TonsStill of Mabel King and Fred Berry in What's Happening!! and Mama, the School GirlStill of Mabel King, Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson and Ernest Thomas in What's Happening!! and The Birthday PresentStill of Mabel King, Fred Berry and Ernest Thomas in What's Happening!! and The ApartmentStill of Mabel King and Steve Martin in The Jerk
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36 titles
Self (7 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
American Film Institute Comedy Special (1987)
(TV Special) - Grandmother (segment "The Rec Room") Grandmother (segment "The Rec Room")   See fewer
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (1985)
(TV Special) - Herself Herself   See fewer
Match Game PM (1979)
(TV Series) - Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 1979) Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 1979)   See fewer
Episode #4.19 (Jan 8, 1979) Season 4, Episode 19 - Herself - Panelist Herself - Panelist   See fewer
Match Game 73 (1978)
(TV Series) - Herself - Panelist (5 episodes, 1978) Herself - Panelist (5 episodes, 1978)   See fewer
Episode #6.232 (Dec 20, 1978) Season 6, Episode 232 - Herself - Panelist Herself - Panelist   See fewer
The Mike Douglas Show (1977–1978)
(TV Series) - Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Actress / Vocalist (5 episodes, 1977) Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Actress / Vocalist (5 episodes, 1977)   See fewer
Episode #17.146 (Apr 20, 1978) Season 17, Episode 146 - Herself - Vocalist Herself - Vocalist   See fewer
The $10,000 Pyramid (1976)
(TV Series) - Herself - Celebrity Contestant (1 episode, 1976) Herself - Celebrity Contestant (1 episode, 1976)   See fewer
Episode dated 18 November 1976 (Nov 18, 1976) Herself - Celebrity Contestant Herself - Celebrity Contestant   See fewer
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (1968)
(TV Special) - Herself - Performer Herself - Performer   See fewer
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The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000)
(TV Special) - Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)   See fewer
What's Happening Now! (1987)
(TV Series) - Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (1 episode, 1987) Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (1 episode, 1987)   See fewer
The Yard Sale (Jan 17, 1987) Season 2, Episode 13 - Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (archive footage) Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (archive footage)   See fewer
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