'Good TImes' Star Ja'Net Dubois Dead at 74

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God bless you, Ja'net DuBois! As Willona Woods, Dubois played the mother of Janet Jackson's Penny Gordon Woods. Currently, her family is unsure of the cause of death.

According to TMZ, who was first to report the news, DuBois died in her sleep at her home. Back in December of past year, DuBois joined Walker and co-star Bern Nadette Stanis for an appearance on the latest live retelling of one of Norman Lear's classic TV shows - and she stole the star studded show with pure pizzazz.

Janet Jackson took to social media to pay tribute to her former "Good Times" co-star Ja'Net DuBois after she passed away.

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In addition to acting, Dubois also co-wrote and sang the "Jeffersons" theme song, "Movin' on Up". I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment, ' the singer, 53, wrote on Instagram Wednesday. I pray for comfort for all her family and friends. "I'm grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories".

Ja'Net DuBois, one of the stars from the TV series "Good Times", has died.

In 1971, after scoring her history-making role on Love of Life, DuBois went on to secure spots on several other TV programs during that decade. A performance in "The Hot l Baltimore" in Los Angeles caught the eye of Norman Lear, who developed "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons".

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I think that was the key of the match. "I was not playing wonderful but still, even with a couple of mistakes, I didn't give up. "The score looked a little bit easier than it really was, we had a couple of tough games".

Viola Davis, who appeared in the "Good Times" remake as part of the ABC's December special, "Live in Front of a Studio Audience", also paid tribute to DuBois with a photo of them together on set.

Meanwhile, DuBois also appeared opposite Demi Moore in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 20013.

Dubois help found the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in 1992 and won two Emmy awards for voiceover work.

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