Mabel King

Mabel King

Highest Rated: 89% Blood Couple (1973)

Lowest Rated: 42% 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

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
Blood Couple
The Jerk Scrooged 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
42% 65% The Wiz Evillene (Character) - 1978
89% 68% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Bertha Dewitt (Character) - 1976
89% 51% Blood Couple 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 100% 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