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Ja'Net DuBois
Ja'net DuBois, Good Times 1976.JPG
DuBois as Willona Woods on the CBS television series Good Times circa 1976.
Born
Jeannette Dubois

(1932-08-05)August 5, 1932 or
(1938-08-05)August 5, 1938 or
(1945-08-05)August 5, 1945
(sources differ)
Died February 17, 2020(2020-02-17) (aged 87)
February 17, 2020(2020-02-17) (aged 81)
February 17, 2020(2020-02-17) (aged 74)
(sources differ)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
Years active 1962–2016
Known for Willona Woods – Good Times
Ma Bell – I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Ms. Avery – The PJs
Spouse(s) Sajit Gupta
(?–?; divorced)
Children 4

Jeannette Dubois (August 5, 1932 – February 17, 2020), better known as Ja'Net DuBois, was an American actress, singer, songwriter and dancer. She is best known for her role as Willona Woods in the sitcom Good Times (1974–1979). DuBois co-wrote and sang the theme song "Movin' on Up" for animated series The Jeffersons. She also won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her voice work in The PJs.

Sources differ on the birth date and birthplace of DuBois. She was either born in 1932, 1938 or 1945 in either Brooklyn, New York or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Amityville, New York, on Long Island. She had at least three children.

DuBois died on February 17, 2020 in Glendale, California.


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