01/07/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

Actress Mabel King, 66, best known for her role as the mother in the '70s sitcom "What's Happening" and for playing the Wicked Witch in the Broadway and Hollywood versions of "The Wiz" (in which she belted "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News"), of complications from diabetes, in Woodland Hills, Calif.

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