Ja'Net Dubois, known for her role as Willona Woods on the show "Good Times", was found dead today.
Hall of Fame music icon Janet Jackson - who began her acting career playing Penny, Willona's adorable daughter on "Good Times" - told her 4 million Instagram followers that she was "very saddened" to hear about Dubois' death. A cause of death has not been disclosed.
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The news outlet had yet to confirm who discovered Dubois' body but the family members claimed that Dubois has not complained of any ailments and seemed to be in good health, according to those who were around her. DuBois also appeared in December's Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" as herself. "I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment".
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Ja'net DuBois has died at the age of 74 at her home in Glendale, California. Her family tells us. "I'm grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. What a pleasure it was to meet you", Davis tweeted.
Is there someone you miss whose memory should be honored? A performance in "The Hot l Baltimore" in Los Angeles caught the eye of Norman Lear, who developed "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons".
Her other credits include "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", "Charlie's Angels: "Full Throttle", Moesha", "Sanford and Son", "The Facts of Life", "The Steve Harvey Show", "A Different World" and "Everybody Loves Raymond".
The singer shared a number of throwback pics of her and Ja'Net, who played her character's adoptive mom in the comedy show.
The Pan African Film Festival, which DuBois helped found and is now underway this week in Los Angeles, said the Hollywood veteran will be missed.