Mabel King (1932–1999)

Actress | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
The Jerk (1979) | The Wiz (1978) | What's Happening!! (1976-1978)
AWARDS 
2 nominations More »
BORN 
Dec 25, 1932 (died Nov 9, 1999)

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Past Film & Video (12 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Dead Men Don't DieDead Men Don't Die Chafuka  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for ScroogedScrooged Gramma  Less 1988 $32MM $60MM / —
  • Primary photo for Black VampireBlack Vampire Actress  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The WizThe Wiz (Video) Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Getting OverGetting Over Mabel Queen  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Gong Show MovieThe Gong Show Movie Mabel  Less 1980 $6.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for The JerkThe Jerk Mother  Less 1979 $74MM / —
  • Primary photo for Love Is Not EnoughLove Is Not Enough Performer ("Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News") (uncredited)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The WizThe Wiz Evillene, Performer ("Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News", "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (Reprise)")  Less 1978 $24MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor KingsThe Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Bertha Dewitt, Owner of Charcoal Kings  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Ganja & HessGanja & Hess Queen of Myrthia, Performer ("March Blues")  Less 1973 $17K / —
  • Primary photo for Don't Play Us CheapDon't Play Us Cheap House guest at the party  Less 1973
Past Television (15 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for WiseguyWiseguy (TV Series) Mae Nina (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Tales from the DarksideTales from the Darkside (TV Series) Ruby Cuzzins (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for The ColbysThe Colbys (TV Series) Fortune Teller (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Jennifer Mowbray (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • The Sitter (Jan 5, 1986) Jennifer Mowbray  Less
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) Mother Tobin (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The MasterThe Master (TV Series) Willie (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The Jerk, TooThe Jerk, Too (TV Movie) Mama Johnson  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Whiz KidsWhiz Kids (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Lottery!Lottery! (TV Series) Mabel (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for ABC Weekend SpecialsABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) Mrs. Trussker (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Mama Parker / Bertha Jones / Lelani (3 episodes, 1978)  Less 1978–1981 3
  • Primary photo for Palmerstown, U.S.A.Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series) Aunt Toog (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Barney MillerBarney Miller (TV Series) Mother Zilla (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for What's Happening!!What's Happening!! (TV Series) Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (42 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976–1978 42
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  • Primary photo for Scott JoplinScott Joplin (TV Movie) Madam Amy  Less 1977
Self (7 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for American Film Institute Comedy SpecialAmerican Film Institute Comedy Special (TV Special) Grandmother (segment "The Rec Room")  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for All-Star Party for 'Dutch' ReaganAll-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (TV Special) Herself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Match Game PMMatch Game PM (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Match Game 73Match Game 73 (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (5 episodes, 1978)  Less 1978
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  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Actress / Vocalist (5 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1978
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  • Primary photo for The $10,000 PyramidThe $10,000 Pyramid (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The 22nd Annual Tony AwardsThe 22nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Performer  Less 1968
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The 72nd Annual Academy AwardsThe 72nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for What's Happening Now!What's Happening Now! (TV Series) Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
    • The Yard Sale (Jan 17, 1987) Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (archive footage)  Less

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