Is that you Thelma? Her hair (not to mention home-made or altered clothes, by momma Flo) was always fly! Bernadette Stanis is an American actress best known for her role as the strong-willed Thelma Evans on the CBS sitcom, Good Times from 1974 to 1979. After Good Times ended, she made appearances on several television shows, including The Cosby Show and What’s Happening Now!!. She is the author of two books, Situations 101: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and a collection of her poetry entitled, For Men Only.