Bern Nadette Stanis is an iconic figure. You may not know who she's is by name right off, but if I were to say "Do you remember Thelma from Good Times?" Everyone would answer with a resounding, YES! She's a talented actress, author, dancer, keynote speaker and artist. That's just to name a few of her talents. Speaking of which, here's our "Top 5" list of little known facts about Bern Nadette Stanis.

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    Bern Nadette Stanis graduated from the famous Juilliard School.

    I guess it's safe to say, that this is where she homed her acting and performing skills. Being born in Brooklyn, New York, and being an aspiring actress Juilliard was a natural choice I'm sure.

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    She graced the cover of Jet Magazine.

    She's always been recognized for her beauty. At the height of her career on Good Times, she was a shoe-in for the famous magazine's August 1975 issue.

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    Bern Nadette Stanis is an Author.

    She's not just an actress, she's also an accomplished author too. Bern Nadette Stanis has three books out. Her books are: One is "Situations 101: Finances, "107: Relationships The good, the bad and the ugly" and a poetry book called "For men Only".

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    She's a wonderful painter.


    If you go to her website thelmaofgoodtimes.com and click on "Art" you can view several pieces of her art.

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    She's an advocate for persons with Alzheimer's.

    Six years ago, Bern Nadette's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and ever since then she's been an advocate for persons suffering with the disease.