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    Ja'net Dubois Has Passed

    She passed in her sleep this morning. If I hear anything else, I'll share.

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    I am very sorry to hear this. Great actress, singer, and lady. I will remember her most as Wilona on "Good Times". Rest in peace Ms. DuBois and thank you.

    Marv

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    Just got the news. She was one of the great joys of my childhood. Rest in power.

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    Damn, Damnn, DAAAAMMMNN!! Not Wilona! RIP to the Rona Barrett of the projects.

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    Lovely lady and a classic character.

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    She was fantastic. I hated to learn of this. Feels like family.

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    Another legend gone..beauty,talent and soul...r.i.p.

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    From one of my favorite films of all time, Five on the Black Hand Side:


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    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    From one of my favorite films of all time, Five on the Black Hand Side:

    I remember that movie! The Golden Age of Black Cinema (I call it). Thank you Sansradio!

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    This is terrible news. I also remember her for singing the Jeffersons theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I remember that movie! The Golden Age of Black Cinema (I call it). Thank you Sansradio!
    You're more than welcome, my friend. Yes, indeed, the Golden Age! Word has it that this role was the one that put her on Norman Lear's radar; she was cast as Willona a year later, and the rest is history.

    A commentator I admire made an observation about her today that seldom does an actor take a "second banana" role and turn it into a cultural touchstone. Ja'Net was something special; much like Jackée in 227 half a decade later, her work helped elevate the show and cement its success.
    Last edited by sansradio; 02-20-2020 at 04:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    This is terrible news. I also remember her for singing the Jeffersons theme.
    Absolutely; she co-wrote it as well. My dad had the great good fortune to hear her sing it live every night of the National Baptist Convention sometime in the early '80s; he also met her and said she was absolutely charming and lovely.

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