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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:27 AM

'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died.

DuBois’ song “Movin’ on Up” provided a joyous intro to “The Jeffersons” during the show’s 10-season run.

BernNadette Stanis, who played Thelma Evans Anderson on “Good Times” and remained close to DuBois, said she learned of her death Tuesday from the actress’ daughter.

“She used to keep us laughing all the time,” Stanis said, warmly recalling her friend. “She was very, very talented. If she wasn’t singing ... she was creating a character to make us laugh.”



In this Feb. 17, 2013, photo, Ja'Net DuBois attends Los Angeles Premiere of "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" at Pan African Film Festival at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles, California. DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on "Good Times" and composed and sang the theme song for "The Jeffersons," has died. Police in Glendale, Calif., said they received a report about DuBois' death late Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. She appeared to have died of natural causes and no investigation is ongoing, police Sgt. Dan Stubbs said. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP)


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She won an Emmy as the mother in the Christmas Classic J. T.. We watch that every year.

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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:38 AM

1. One of my favorites from the 80s comedy shows. Rest in peace Ja'net DuBois

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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:44 AM

2. Oh that's so sad, she was so talented.

I remember how much I loved watching her on Good Times! I didn't realize she sang Movin' on Up - I loved the Jeffersons too....

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