Mabel King

Mabel King
1932 - 1999

Mabel King  American Actress


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Mabel King passed away on 9th Nov 1999 aged 66.


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American Actress Mabel King was born on 25th December, 1932 in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. and passed away on 9th Nov 1999 Los Angeles, California, U.S. aged 66. She is most remembered for What`s Happening. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Mabel King was in an on-screen matchup with Vernon Washington in Tales from the Darkside (1983).

Mabel King is a member of the following lists: Actresses from South Carolina, 20th-century American singers and 20th-century American actresses.


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First Name Mabel
Last Name King
Age 66 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th December, 1932
Birthplace Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Died 9th November, 1999
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of Death Complications from diabetes
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame What`s Happening
Music Genre R&B
Year(s) Active 1964–1988, 1964–1990
Music Style Early R&B, Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Stage & Screen, Soundtracks
Instrument Vocals

Mabel King (born Mabel Elizabeth Washington December 25, 1932 - November 9, 1999) 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 on August 5, 1976 until the end of its second season on May 11, 1978.

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Dead Men Don't Die1990ChafukaMovie
Black Vampire1988Movie
Wiseguy1987Mae NinaTV Show
Amazing Stories1985Jennifer MowbrayTV Show
The Colbys1985Fortune TellerTV Show
The Jerk, Too1984Mama JohnsonTV Movie
The Master1984WillieTV Show
Lottery!1983MabelTV Show
Tales from the Darkside1983Ruby CuzzinsTV Show
Whiz Kids1983TV Show
Getting Over1981Mabel QueenMovie
The Gong Show Movie1980MabelMovie
Palmerstown, U.S.A.1980Aunt ToogTV Show
The Jerk1979MotherMovie
The Wiz1978EvilleneMovie
Scott Joplin1977Madam AmyTV Movie
ABC Weekend Specials1977Mrs. TrusskerTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Mama Parker, Bertha Jones, LelaniTV Show
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings1976Bertha Dewitt, Owner of Charcoal KingsMovie
What's Happening!!1976Mabel 'Mama' ThomasTV Show
The Jeffersons1975Mother TobinTV Show
Barney Miller1974Mother ZillaTV Show
Don't Play Us Cheap1973House guest at the partyMovie
Ganja & Hess1973Queen of MyrthiaMovie
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