African American actress is best known as Thelma Evans Anderson on Good Times.
She dropped out of Juilliard to take her role as Thelma on Good Times.
She also acted in the films N-Secure and Hidden Blessings.
She got married to Kevin Fontana, her second husband, in 1981, after her five-year marriage to Tom Fauntleroy ended in 1980.
She acted alongside Bill Cosby on a 1991 episode of The Cosby Show.