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Ja'Net DuBois, 'Good Times' actress, dead
FoxNews.com ^ | 2/18/2020 | Jessica Napoli

Posted on 02/19/2020 7:57:24 AM PST by LRoggy

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

Police in Glendale, Calif., said they received a report about the DuBois' death late Monday. She appeared to have died of natural causes and no investigation is ongoing, police Sgt. Dan Stubbs said. No additional details, including her age, were immediately available.

BernNadette Stanis, who played Thelma Evans Anderson on “Good Times,” said she learned of DuBois’ death Tuesday from the actress’ daughter. Stanis said DuBois appeared to be in good health and they had appeared at a signing event two weeks ago. She noted that DuBois kept to herself and no one knew exactly how old she was.

DuBois had a prolific career beyond the 1970s hit “Good Times,” winning two Emmy Awards for her voice work on the WB series “The PJs.” She also composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons." DuBois’ song “Movin’ on Up” provided a joyous intro to “The Jeffersons” during the show’s 10-season run.

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I'm posting this because I was such a fan of the show and how the Black family was portrayed. For those who do not know, the father (John Amos) was written out of the script due to a contract dispute by fraud liberal Norman Lear. When the reason for the disappearance was his character running away with another woman the Mom, Esther Rolle, refused to return to the series if that was the storyline. Lear would not bend and Rolle also did not appear for the last season.

If only the family unit of today was as strong as that family was.

1 posted on 02/19/2020 7:57:24 AM PST by LRoggy
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To: LRoggy

she really is movin’ on up now. RIP!!


2 posted on 02/19/2020 8:00:27 AM PST by ronniesgal (so I wonder what his FR handle is????)
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To: LRoggy

Dyn-o-mite! Oh, wait...


3 posted on 02/19/2020 8:00:49 AM PST by Obadiah (Kill the deep state or lose the Republic.)
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To: LRoggy

RIP

Liked the show.


4 posted on 02/19/2020 8:00:53 AM PST by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: LRoggy

Rest in peace, Ja’Net, Thanks for the memories..................


5 posted on 02/19/2020 8:01:37 AM PST by Red Badger (CWII is coming. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: LRoggy

6 posted on 02/19/2020 8:04:09 AM PST by Red Badger (CWII is coming. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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I never did watch this show but I saw little teeny moments of it back then. You could tell it was a really good show. The people were likeable.

But did NOT know she sang Movin’ on up. Well, girl, I STILL cannot get that song out of my mind.

Must’ve done a good job, lol.

So, here’s to your ‘movin’ on up’ RIP. You were beloved.


7 posted on 02/19/2020 8:04:20 AM PST by Beowulf9
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I had no idea she sang the theme song for rival show The Jeffersons. Very interesting. Did she ever make a first appearance on that show?


8 posted on 02/19/2020 8:05:18 AM PST by Blue Highway
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DuBois’ song “Movin’ on Up”
Wow, who in the world doesn't recognize that song?
RIP ...
9 posted on 02/19/2020 8:06:15 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Blue Highway

Guest appearance.


10 posted on 02/19/2020 8:06:16 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: LRoggy

I watched Good Times and What’s Happening and The Jefferson’s, etc. reruns every day as I was growing up in the late 70s and early 80s. I loved those shows so much.


11 posted on 02/19/2020 8:09:33 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay Metal)
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To: Red Badger

She was a pretty lady. Always liked her.

On the show, a young Janet Jackson played her adopted daughter.


12 posted on 02/19/2020 8:11:05 AM PST by Conserv
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To: LRoggy

I met Jimmie Walker last year.

Nice guy, he’s on our side.

https://newsone.com/3820766/good-times-jimmie-walker-trump/


13 posted on 02/19/2020 8:11:43 AM PST by treetopsandroofs
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Lear would not bend and Rolle also did not appear for the last season.

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It would seem that Lear did in fact bend because that is not how they wrote the father out of the show. I believe he went to work on the Alaskan Pipeline and was killed in an accident there. I was a big fan. I preferred it over MASH at the time.


14 posted on 02/19/2020 8:14:03 AM PST by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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I never knew that. Good for Esther Roll,standing up for what is right. And may this beautiful lady RIP


15 posted on 02/19/2020 8:14:53 AM PST by AmericanMermaid
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Esther Rolle did in fact return in the final season when her daughter Thelma was about to get married to football player Keith.

Rolle’s Florida was especially poignant in the finale when Thelma and Keith celebrated their first anniversary—and Thelma announced she was pregnant.

Loved the episode in which Florida implored Winona (DuBois) to tell her adopted daughter Penny (played by Janet Jackson) about the facts of life/sex. Winona woke up after Penny was attacked in their apartment building.

Moreover, the finale revolved around how Florida was joining Thelma and Keith in moving to a better home that just happened to be in the same building in which Winona and Penny were relocating.

J.J. announced he was taking his own apartment (after giving Thelma and Keith a gift of tickets to The Bahamas IIRC) and Michael said he was going to moving into his school’s dorm.

Loved Good Times and always believed John Amos left because he couldn’t stand how Jimmie Walker basically stole the show.

The news of James’s death in a Mississippi car accident, revealed in a telegram read at the going away party and Florida’s stoic demeanor (not reacting to grief) until she smashed a punch bowl was extraordinary!!!


16 posted on 02/19/2020 8:16:25 AM PST by edie1960
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Good Times bump


17 posted on 02/19/2020 8:17:17 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd ((>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: treetopsandroofs

Right on. I remember hearing podcast interviews with Jimmie Walker during the 2016 elections (or thereabouts). He is one of us as far as I recall too; and still very funny. I’ll have to look him up on YouTube again. Funny thing is, he looks nearly like the twin of one of my friends, and we joke about it all the time.


18 posted on 02/19/2020 8:19:57 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay Metal)
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That was a great, great show, I used to watch it all the time, and Thelma was dyno-MITE! I thought she was a good looking lady.


19 posted on 02/19/2020 8:20:34 AM PST by chris37 (Impeach Chief Obama Injustice Roberts, a fraud, a clown and a tyrant!)
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To: LRoggy

A different article stated that she was 74 years old.


20 posted on 02/19/2020 8:22:17 AM PST by traderrob6
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