Ben Powers, best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the CBS sitcom “Good Times” in the late 1970s, had passed away at the age of 64. No cause of death was listed.
Power starred as the football player husband of Thelma Evans, who was played by BerNadette Stanis on the popular television series.
In reaction to his passing, Stanis wrote on Facebook, “My condolences goes out to the family of Ben Powers who past a few days ago. He was a great actor and great friend who is gone too soon. He will be missed by many. Until next lifetime my friend.”
Ben Powers on “Good Times” videos:
Alton A. “Ben” Powers born in Brooklyn, NY on July 5, 1950 and was raised in Providence, RI where he sang in his church choir and later attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
Ben started his career singing and doing impressions in stand-up comedy routines, before being discovered by a Hollywood agent.
A memorial is planned for May 3 in Providence.
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