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R.I.P.: 'Good Times' Star Ja'net Dubois Has Died

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We have lost another one of our screen legends.  "Good Times" star Ja'net Dubois, who played the iconic, witty and beautiful best friend & neighbor Willona Woods, has died.  Full story inside.

In sad news, 74-year-old tv & movie star and singer Ja'Net Dubois has suddenly passed away.

TMZ reports that the family told them Ja'net "died unexpectedly in her sleep overnight at her home in Glendale, CA."  The site also reports there were no known health issues:

It's unclear who discovered her body Tuesday morning. We're told Ja'net hadn't complained of any specific ailments recently, and appeared to be in good health to those around her. She even attended a fan event in Hollywood a couple weeks ago.

Not only was Ja'Net most known for her role as Willona - who also was Janet Jackson's ("Penny") on screen adoptive mother on "Good Times" - but she also starred in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", "Tropic Thunder" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." She also was a Broadway star, acting in plays like "A Raisin In The Sun."

Her voice-over work on "The PJs" earned her two Emmy Awards in 1999 and 2001.

What many didn't realize is that Ja'Net also composed and sang "Movin' On Up," the theme song for another iconic 70's sitcom - "The Jeffersons".

Interesting fact: Only Ja'Net, BernNadette Stanis (Thelma Evans), Jimmy Walker (James "J.J." Evans) and Ralph Carter (Michael Evans) starred in all 133 episodes of the iconic 70's sitcom.

Our hearts and condolences go out to all of Ms. Dubois' loved ones, especially to her three children.

R.I.P.

 

Photos: Getty/s_bukley for Shutterstock.com

 

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