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Mabel King Biography ((?)-)
Original name Donnie Mabel Elizabeth Washington; born December 25, in Charleston, SC; daughter of Rosalie Washington; married Melvin King (marriage ended). Addresses: Manager--Gene Yusem, P.O. Box 67B/69, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
- Birth Details
- December 25,
- Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- Ernestina, Hello, Dolly!, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1964-68.
- Mrs. Bowser, Don't Play Us Cheap, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City,1972.
- Evillene, The Wiz, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1975.
- Grandma, It's So Nice to Be Civilized, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Also appeared in productions of A Race with the Wind, The Women, and AnnaLucasta, all in New York City.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Maria, Porgy and Bess, U.S. cities, 1966.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Queen of Myrthia, Ganja and Hess (also known as Double Possession and Blood Couple), Kelly/Jordan, 1973.
- Bertha, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, Universal, 1976.
- Madam Amy, Scott Joplin, Universal, 1977.
- Evillene, The Wiz, Universal, 1978.
- Mother, The Jerk, Universal, 1979.
- Mabel, The Gong Show Movie, Universal, 1980.
- Mabel Queen, Getting Over, Continental, 1981.
- Gramma, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988.
- Mrs. Bowser, Don't Play Us Cheap, Movin' On, 1990.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Mabel Thomas, What's Happening!!, ABC, 1976-79.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1977.
- Barney Miller, ABC, 1979.
- Jennifer, Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986.
- Odessa, The Colbys, ABC, 1986.
- Mae Nina, Wiseguy, CBS, 1988.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
- Mrs. Trussker, "All the Money in the World," ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1983.
- Grandmother, NBC Presents The AFI Comedy Special, NBC, 1987.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Mama Johnson, The Jerk, Too (pilot), NBC, 1984.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
- Appeared on Allen Freed's Rock 'n' Roll Show.
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