Ja'net DuBois

Ja'net DuBois

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1932-08-05
Deathday: 2020-02-17 (87 years old)

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Biography

Jeannette Theresa Dubois (August 5, 1932, 1938 or 1945 – February 17, 2020), known professionally as Ja'Net DuBois, Ja'net DuBois, and Ja'Net Du Bois (), was an American actress and singer. She was best known for her portrayal of Willona Woods, the neighborhood gossip maven and a friend of the Evans family on the CBS sitcom Good Times, which originally aired from 1974 to 1979.DuBois additionally co–wrote and sang the theme song "Movin' on Up" for The Jeffersons, which originally aired from 1975 until 1985.After beginning her career onstage in the early 1960s, DuBois went on to appear on television shows and films into the mid-2010s.

Personal Life

DuBois married Sajit Gupta in 1950. According to her Brazilian consular document, DuBois was divorced from Gupta by April 1959, but another source states she was still married in 1964. Together DuBois and Gupta had four children: Provat Gupta, Rani Gupta, Kesha Gupta-Fields, and Raj Kristo Gupta, who died of cancer in 1987 at age 36. Provat is a basketball coach based in California. In 1959, DuBois was romantically involved with actor Brock Peters.

Early Life

DuBois was born Jeannette Theresa Dubois on August 5, 1932 (other sources state her birth year as 1938 or 1945) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, or in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (sources differ). She was the daughter of Lillian Gouedy (1910–1984) and Gordon Adelbert Dubois (1915–1960) and was raised in Amityville, New York on Long Island.DuBois began her acting career onstage during the early 1960s, making her Broadway debut with a small role in the short-lived play The Long Dream, which ran four days in February 1960. She appeared in the drama A Raisin in the Sun with Louis Gossett Jr., though not the original Broadway production. After appearing in the play The Blacks in October 1963, she became an understudy for the housekeeper role, portrayed by Gertrude Jeannette, in the comedy Nobody Loves an Albatross, which ran through June 1964. Thereafter, DuBois appeared in the Broadway musical Golden Boy with Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Daniels, Lola Falana and Johnny Brown. DuBois portrayed Anna, the sister of Davis' character, through the entire original run from October 1964 to March 1966.

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Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1932-08-05

Deathday
2020-02-17 (87 years old)

Birth name
Jeannette Theresa Dubois

Place of birth
Philadelphia, United States of America

Height
1.66-metre, 1.66-meter

Children
Rani DuBois

Father
Cab Calloway

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Jeanette DuBois, Jeanette Dubois, Ja'net Du Bois

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Bibi Osterwald
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Joel Brooks
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Richard Roundtree
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3 TV shows
Isaac Hayes
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Isaac Hayes worked together with Ja'net DuBois in:
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Helen Martin
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Antonio Fargas
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Burt Reynolds
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Jimmie Walker
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