Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, best known for his role in the 1970’s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age of 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, according to the Auclair Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. Details were not released.
Powers played the role of football player Keith Anderson, the husband of Thelma Evans, played by Bern Nadette Stanis, in "Good Times." The TV show was a Norman Lear hit about a black family in inner-city Chicago.
Powers also appeared as Moochie in the 1980’s CBS series "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" with Stacey Keach, and had guest roles on other shows including "Gimmie a Break," ''The Greatest American Hero," ''Flamingo Road," ''The New Odd Couple," and "Laverne & Shirley."
Powers also acted in some 1980’s movies including ''Things Are Tough All Over," "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie" and "The Man Who Loved Women."
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