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      Mabel King

      Mabel King

      Highest Rated: 92% Ganja & Hess (1973)

      Lowest Rated: 41% The Wiz (1978)

      Birthday: Dec 25, 1932

      Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA

      With a legacy of laughter-inducing roles, Mabel King was known for her rich movie career. Known for making audiences laugh, King began her acting career in comedies like "Don't Play Us Cheap" (1972) with Esther Rolle and "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" (1976) with Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones. She worked in series television while getting her start in acting, including a part on "What's Happening!" (ABC, 1975-79). She continued to act in productions like the musical "The Wiz" (1978) with Diana Ross, "The Jerk" (1979) with Steve Martin and the comedy "The Gong Show Movie" (1980) with Chuck Barris. She also appeared in "Getting Over" (1981). She also was featured in the TV movie "The Jerk, Too" (NBC, 1983-84). King last acted in the Elliott Gould comedy "Dead Men Don't Die" (1991). King passed away in November 1999 at the age of 67.

      Highest rated movies

      Ganja & Hess poster
      Ganja & Hess
      The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings poster
      The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
      The Jerk poster The Jerk Scrooged poster Scrooged The Wiz poster The Wiz

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 33% Dead Men Don't Die Chafuka (Character) - 1990
      69% 71% Scrooged Gramma (Character) $58.2M 1988
      No Score Yet 37% The Gong Show Movie Mabel (Character) - 1980
      83% 84% The Jerk Mother (Character) - 1979
      41% 65% The Wiz Evillene (Character) - 1978
      89% 68% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Bertha Dewitt (Character) - 1976
      92% 51% Ganja & Hess Queen of Myrthia (Character) $18.9K 1973
      No Score Yet 100% Don't Play Us Cheap House guest at the party (Character) - 1972

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Mae Nina (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet 79% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Guest 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Mrs. Thomas (Character) 1976-1979
      No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Mother Zilla (Guest Star) 1979