Mary Jenkins, a housewife who lived with her contractor husband, Lester and their 14-year-old daughter Brenda. Mary's best friend was Rose Lee Holloway, who used to sit out with her on the stoop of the apartment building (#227) and discuss many things.
Last Episode05x24 No Place Like Home Aired: May. 06, 1990
Mary dreams she's homeless after misinterpreting a plea for help from a street person as a threat to her safety.
Series Fun Facts
- When acquiring rights to develop the play of the same name for television, Marla Gibbs original intent was to adapt it as a TV movie.
- Originally Jackée Harry auditioned for the role of Rose, when Marla Gibbs got her to play Sandra, instead.
- Countess Vaughn got her role after mentioning on Star Search (1983) in 1988 that her dream was to appear on the program.