In order to be a legend you have to learn from and study the legends.
A legend today is known for their noted celebrity and larger-than-life accomplishments, whose fame is well-known.
ETI salutes Ja’Net Dubois who became famous playing the role of Willona Woods on the hit 70s sitcom Good Times died on February 18, 2020 at the age of 74.
A cause of death was not immediately given and her family told TMZ that Dubois hadn’t complained of any pain or illness in the days leading up to her death. She unexpectedly passed away in her sleep at her home in Glendale, California.
Dubois, the multi-talented actor, singer, and dancer also composed and sang the theme song, “Movin’ On Up,” for Norman Lear’s other popular sitcom, The Jeffersons.
After playing Willona Woods, Dubois continued on to have an illustrious career in theatre and on screen. She’s received two Emmys for voice-over work, and in 1969, Dubois won a Peabody Award for the CBS children’s movie, J.T..
Throughout the 80s and 90s, Dubois worked non-stop as a TV guest on dozens of shows. As a series regular, she played Grandma Ellington on The Wayans Bros., and Mrs. Avery on The PJs. With nearly 70 credits to her name, the last film Dubois worked was the 2016 movie, She’s Got a Plan.
Her other acting credits include: