‘Good Times' Actress Ja'net DuBois Dies At 74

Ja'net Dubois - one of the main characters on "Good Times" - was found dead Tuesday. Her body was found on Tuesday morning at her home in Glendale, California.

The actress was also known for co-writing and singing "Movin' on Up", the theme song for "The Jeffersons".

She has appeared in a variety of films including Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) and I'm Gonna Get You Sucka (1988). She also recurred in the "90s sitcom The Wayans Bros. as Grandma Ellington, and gave voice to Mrs. Avery on the animated series The PJs - a role that earned her two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance".

During the 1980s, DuBois operated the Ja'net DuBois Academy of Theater Arts and Sciences, which was a performing-arts school for teenagers in Long Island, New York.

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Ja'net's acting career began on Broadway, where she was cast in a number of plays including "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr. - plus "A Raisin In The Sun".

Her first TV part came in 1951 as Loretta Allen on the series Love of Life.

Ja'net is survived by her 3 children.

"Good Times" ran from 1974 to 1979.

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