BernNadette Stanis Pays Touching Tribute to 'Good Times' Star Ralph Carter's Late Mother Lucille

Kareena Koirala
Jul 20, 2020
01:22 P.M.
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BernNadette Stanis, AKA Thelma of "Good Times," paid a heartfelt tribute to her co-star Ralph Carter's mother Lucille after she passed away merely a few days ahead of her 97th birthday.

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Ralph Carter, who played Michael Evans on the hit 1974 CBS sitcom "Good Times," recently lost his mother Lucille. She was 96 years old. 

Carter's co-star BernNadette Stanis, who played Thelma in the same show paid her respects to his mother in a heartfelt Instagram post

'Good Times' star BernNadette Stanis poses for a portrait in February 1975 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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REST IN PEACE, MRS. CARTER

Stanis shared a photo of the late Mrs. Carter from the time she visited the set of "Good Times" as she extended her condolences, writing:

"R.I.P. Mrs.Carter we will miss you and the incredible cakes you use to bake for all of us. We love you and we will miss you."

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Back in February, Stanis mourned the death of her co-star Ja'Net DuBois who passed away in her California home at the age of 74. 

Stanis shared an emotional Instagram post to pay tribute to DuBois and reminisced about the best memories they had together. When asked about the best memory she had of her, she recalled the time when DuBois was writing a song for "The Jeffersons" and the show's execs liked it.

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RALPH'S CAREER

As for Carter, he made a return to his roots in theatre and is now serving as the vice president of the Audience Development Committee. 

To this day, Carter feels lucky to have been a part of a show that was inclusive. 

Jimmie Walker, BernNadette Stanis, singer Janet Jackson and actor Ralph Carter present an award onstage at the 2006 BET Awards on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The organization celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to the theater world. To this day, Carter feels lucky to have been a part of a show that was inclusive. 

The actor was only 9 years old when he was featured in the musical "The Me Nobody Knows." That was his first-ever TV role and landed roles in "Dude," "Via Galactica," and "Tough to Get Help" after that. 

Jimmie Walker, Johnny Brown, Ja'net DuBois, and Ralph Carter pose for a portrait in the late ate 1970s. | Source: Getty Images

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In 1973, he won the Drama Desk Award for his role as Travis Younger in "Raisin" in the most promising performer category. A year later, he won the Theatre World Award.

Television's first African-American two-parent family sitcom, "Good Times" aired for six seasons from 1974 to 1979. Stanis, Carter, Jimmie Walker, and John Amos are among the cast member for the show who are alive.

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