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Birth name Mabel Elizabeth WashingtonNationality USABirth 25 december 1932
at Charleston (USA
)Death 9 november 1999
(at 66 years) at Los Angeles (USA
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.
Her next most-remembered role is that of Evillene the Witch, a role she originated in the stage musical The Wiz and reprised in Sidney Lumet's film adaptation.