Mabel King - Famous Actor

Mabel King Net Worth


Famous American actress and singer, Mabel King had a net worth of $250 thousand at the time of her death. Despite her modest wealth, she gained recognition and critical acclaim for her acting skills, earning a Saturn Award nomination in 1979 for Best Supporting Actress in the film The Wiz.

Key facts:

  • Mabel King was an American actress and singer
  • Her best known role was starring as Mabel 'Mama' Thomas on the television series What's Happening!! from 1976 to 1978.
  • She was nominated for a Saturn Award in 1979 for Best Supporting Actress for The Wiz.
  • King appeared in several films and TV shows like The Jerk, Whiz Kids, Wiseguy, The Jeffersons.
  • Mabel King passed away on November 9, 1999, at 66 years old after losing three of her limbs to illness.

Basic Information About Mabel King

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$250,000
Date of birth1932-12-25
Place of birthCharleston
Date of death1999-11-09 (aged 66)
NationalityUnited States of America
Spouse17 June - Melvin King (Β 1967 - 8 SeptemberΒ 1989)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Mabel King win?


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Mabel King awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
TV Land Award - The "She Works Hard for the Money" Award (Favorite Working Mom)NomineeWhat's Happening!!2007

Mabel King roles

Movie / Series Role
The WizEvillene
The JerkMother
Match Game PMSelf - Panelist 1 episode, 1979
Barney MillerMother Zilla 1 episode, 1979
The JeffersonsMother Tobin 1 episode, 1984
Tales from the DarksideRuby Cuzzins 1 episode, 1986
What's Happening!!Mabel 'Mama' Thomas 42 episodes, 1976-1978
WiseguyMae Nina 1 episode, 1988
Match Game 73Self - Panelist 5 episodes, 1978
Fantasy IslandBertha Jones / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1981
Amazing StoriesJennifer Mowbray 1 episode, 1986
Whiz Kids1 episode, 1983
The MasterWillie 1 episode, 1984

Interesting Facts about Mabel King

  1. Had one son, Larry, who died in 1996.
  2. In 1986, she lost a toe to diabetes. In 1989, she had a stroke leaving her left side paralyzed and also was virtually speechless for over a year. She lost both her legs. In the 1990s, she almost died in surgery during a hip replacement. She was once dropped by an ambulance crew and another time fell out of her wheelchair face first to the floor. She lost some of her top teeth. She died on November 9, 1999 at 3:55 AM EST at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was cremated.
  3. Her most famous role (both on Broadway and in the screen version) was as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, in 'The Wiz'.
  4. She was a conservative Republican and in 1984 was a featured speaker at the Lincoln Memorial for a "Blacks for Reagan" rally; she spoke very passionately in support of Ronald Reagan's re-election.

Mabel King Famous Network

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