Ben Powers

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  • Birth Name: Alton Adelbert Powers
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: April 6, 2015
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • A descendant of Harriet Powers, an African-American slave who created a series of quilts that are on display in museums like the Smithsonian.
  • Became an actor after an injury ended an aspiring football career. 
  • Worked with the Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence, R.I.
  • First TV role was in 1975, appearing in Robert Penn Warren's "Brother to Dragons" on the PBS series Great Performances. 
  • Was cast in the short-lived 1977 revival of NBC's variety show Laugh-In. 
  • Appeared in the last season (1978-79) of the iconic CBS comedy Good Times as Keith Anderson.  
  • Made film debut in the 1980 comedy Cheech and Chong's Next Movie.

Relationships

  • Maya Breuer — Sister
  • Yvonne Brown — Sister
  • Sherry Lynn Powers — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: Alton Adelbert Powers
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: April 6, 2015
  • Profession: Actor