Ja'net Dubois, "Good Times" star dies at 74

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:36 pm    Post subject: Ja'net Dubois, "Good Times" star dies at 74

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Ja'net Dubois, 'Good Times' Star, Dies at 74 (Report)

"Good Times" star Ja'net Dubois has died at the age of 74.

Dubois was found dead at her home in Glendale on Tuesday morning, according to TMZ. Her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

The actress starred on the CBS sitcom "Good Times" for five years from 1974 to 1979 as Willona Woods, the gossipy divorcee and next-door neighbor of the Evans family. She went on to appear in a number of film and TV projects, including voicing one of the main characters on the stop-motion animated series "The PJs."

Dubois's work on "The PJs" earned her two Emmys for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1999 and 2001. She also earned a NAACP Image Award nomination in 1998 for a guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel."

Her other credits include "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," Moesha," "Sanford and Son," "The Facts of Life," "The Steve Harvey Show," "A Different World" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

In addition to acting, Dubois also co-wrote and sang the "Jeffersons" theme song, "Movin' on Up."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:42 am    Post subject:

Loved her as Jack Spade's protective mother in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucker." Ja’Net was married to Sajit Gupta. I wonder if he's related to Sanjay Gupta. RIP
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:40 pm    Post subject:

I was surprised to find out that she was married to an Indian man and that they had three kids one that died of cancer in the 80s.

And no he's not related to Sanjay despite having the same last name.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:04 am    Post subject:

According to Howard Stern, the Jefferson's theme song is the best TV theme song of all time. I think I agree. Although the Beverly Hillbillies might make it a tie for first.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:13 am    Post subject:

ElginBaylor wrote:
According to Howard Stern, the Jefferson's theme song is the best TV theme song of all time. I think I agree. Although the Beverly Hillbillies might make it a tie for first.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
ElginBaylor wrote:
According to Howard Stern, the Jefferson's theme song is the best TV theme song of all time. I think I agree. Although the Beverly Hillbillies might make it a tie for first.


Come on!

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That one definitely cracks the top 5.
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