Ja’Net DuBois, ‘Good Times’ star, dies at 74

DuBois died peacefully in her sleep Monday at her house in Glendale, California, Fields stated.

Her demise was unforeseen as she had no underlying health concerns, her daughter included.

DuBois experienced a vocation that commenced in the late ’60s, but she turned a single of traditional television’s most beloved figures many thanks to her position on “Very good Instances,” a spinoff subsequent people from the Tv set demonstrate “Maude.” The series, from Norman Lear, Eric Monte and Mike Evans, ran for six seasons from 1974-1979.

“If you got a chance to know her and lived as a result of the phrases of her track or just viewed her contagious laughing spirit, each time she walked by means of the door on the established of ‘Good Moments,’ that was her. She was very easily portraying a character for the reason that that was her spirit,” Fields told CNN.

An attained theater and tunes performer, DuBois co-wrote and executed “Movin’ On Up,” the topic music to “The Jeffersons.”

Fields claimed DuBois wrote the song “as a present to her mother for all the claims she built to her when she was more youthful — what she would do when she achieved a selected stage of stardom.”

Following the conclusion of “Fantastic Situations,” DuBois’s acting occupation ongoing with visitor roles on reveals like “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” “House Improvement,” “ER,” and “Moesha.”

She also appeared in “The Wayans Bros.” and was aspect of the voice talent on Eddie Murphy’s “The PJs” animated series, a purpose for which she gained two primetime Emmy Awards.

DuBois is survived by 3 youngsters Provat, Rani, and Kesha and “a host of grandchildren,” explained Fields.

DuBois lately designed an look on a specific as aspect of ABC’s “Dwell in Entrance of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’,” which observed episodes of the the traditional sitcoms remade with new actors.

On Instagram, Janet Jackson, who was a person of DuBois’s co-stars on “Fantastic Periods,” compensated tribute to the actress.

“I noticed first hand how she broke stereotypes and adjusted the landscape for Black females in leisure,” Jackson wrote. “I’m grateful in current yrs I experienced a opportunity to see her and create extra long lasting recollections. I pray for ease and comfort for all her relatives and close friends. Thank you Ja’Net, I will pass up you.”

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