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Ja'net Dubois

Years active

Actress, singer

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Full Name
Jeannette Dubois

August 5, 1945 (

Known for
Willona Woods – Good Times

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TV Land Impact Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Movies and TV shows
Good Times, The PJs, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Charlie's Angels: Full Thrott, Heart Condition

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February 18, 2020 (aged 74) Glendale, California

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Jeannette Dubois (; born August 5, 1938 or August 5, 1945) , known professionally as Ja'net Dubois, was an American actress, singer–songwriter and dancer. DuBois is best known for her portrayal of Willona Woods on the CBS sitcom Good Times which originally aired from 1974 to 1979. She additionally co–wrote and sang the theme song of the sitcom The Jeffersons which originally aired from 1975 until 1985.


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Early life and career

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Born Jeannette Dubois in either Brooklyn, New York, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (sources differ), DuBois began her acting career in theater stage during the early 1960s, appearing in plays such as "Golden Boy" alongside Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., and "A Raisin in the Sun". Dubois' early television acting credits include the 1969 television movie J.T. and the long–television soap opera Love of Life. Her 1970-1972 role as Loretta Allen on that show made her the first African-American female as a regular cast-member on a daytime serial.' In 1970, Dubois appeared as Vera in the film Diary of a Mad Housewife.


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Television producer Norman Lear saw Dubois in a Lanford Wilson play The Hot l Baltimore at the Mark Taper Forum, which led to her being cast in the 1974-1979 CBS comedy series Good Times. DuBois recorded the album Again, Ja'Net Dubois, on her Peanuts and Caviar label, in 1983. DuBois appeared in former Good Times co-star Janet Jackson's 1987 "Control" music video as her mother. In 1992, she co-starred alongside Clifton Davis in And I Still Rise, a play written and directed by Maya Angelou. Dubois won an CableACE Award for her work on the TV movie, Other Women's Children, based on the novel by Perri Klass, and she also two Emmy Awards for her voiceover work on the animated program The PJs (1999). She co-starred in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), and on television in Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, A Different World, and The Wayans Bros..


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In 1995, Dubois won a CableAce award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Lifetime movie "Other Women Children". In 2000, DuBois was grand marshal for the North Amityville Community Parade and Festival Day in Amityville, New York.


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Dubois has had at least two children: Rani, and Raj Kristo Gupta, who died of cancer in 1987 at age 36. Her daughter Rani is also an actress who appeared on an episode of the 1970s sitcom What's Happening!!.


DuBois died on February 18, 2020, of natural causes at her Glendale, California, home.


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