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Ja'Net DuBois

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Ja'Net DuBois
DuBois as Willona Woods on the television series Good Times, c. 1976
Jeannette Theresa Dubois

August 5, 1932/1938/1945
Died(2020-02-17)February 17, 2020
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1960–2019
Known forWillona Woods – Good Times
Ma Bell – I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Ms. Avery – The PJs
Spouse(s)Sajit Gupta
(m. 1950–?; divorced)

Janet T. DuBois (August 5, 1932 – February 17, 2020), better known as Ja'Net DuBois, was an American actress, and singer. She was 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 television series The Jeffersons. She also won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her voice work in The PJs.

DuBois was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Amityville, New York, on Long Island. She had four children.

DuBois died on February 17, 2020 in Glendale, California of cardiac arrest.[1] She also had hypertension, peripheral artery disease and kidney disease.[2]

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  1. "'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme". Los Angeles: Associated Press. February 19, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  2. "Death Certificate of Ja'Net DuBois" (PDF). Los Angeles County Department of Health. March 12, 2020.

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