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    Ja'net Dubois -- one of the main characters on "Good Times" -- was found dead Tuesday ... TMZ has learned.
    Ja'net played the Evans family's sassy neighbor Willona Woods on the classic '70s TV series. Her family tells us ... Ja'net died unexpectedly in her sleep overnight at her home in Glendale, CA.
    It's unclear who discovered her body Tuesday morning. We're told Ja'net hadn't complained of any specific ailments recently, and appeared to be in good health to those around her. She even attended a fan event in Hollywood a couple weeks ago.
    Ja'net might be most famous for "Good Times," but she also composed and sang the theme song, "Movin' On Up," for "The Jeffersons" -- so, she should also be remembered for her voice.


    She appeared in tons of movies over the years, including "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", "Tropic Thunder" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."
    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."
    She also won two Emmy awards for her voice-over work on "The PJs."
    Ja'net is survived by her 3 children.
    She was 74. RIPhttps://www.tmz.com/2020/02/18/good-...-dead-dies-74/
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    I am gutted. This is sad. Everyone is timing.
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    OMG, I loved Good Times growing up...I think those are some of my first memories. I adored Willona and she had such a great singing voice. Rest in peace, Ja'net.
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    Omg she was so beautiful. I loved Willona and Thelma. I thought they were goddesses.

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    Aww man. This one hurts. RIP "Willona"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    I am gutted. This is sad. Everyone is timing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teforde23 View Post
    Omg she was so beautiful. I loved Willona and Thelma. I thought they were goddesses.
    She was so gorgeous. Willona and Weezy had to have been my favorite names. I loved Thelma because she was a young, feminist firecracker.

    We can see how affected we were by our sitcom families back then. Very emotional, sticks with you for a lifetime.
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    Awwww, I liked Dubois. Very cute and bubbly! RIP!

    I had a HUUUGE crush on Bernadette "Thelma" Stanis - but didn't everybody?

    Does anybody know how Buffalo Butt is doing???
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    This makes me very sad. I loved her as Willona and "Movin' On Up" is one of the best theme songs ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Awwww, I liked Dubois. Very cute and bubbly! RIP!

    I had a HUUUGE crush on Bernadette "Thelma" Stanis - but didn't everybody?

    Does anybody know how Buffalo Butt is doing???
    Thelma was sooo gorgeous. I wanted to be here when I grew up. Such beautiful eyes and smile and great hair.

    As for Buffalo Butt, he's still alive and kicking, but I don't know what he does. What I didn't know about him was that he used to be on Laugh In...His daughter is married to Billy Blanks, the dude that created Tae Bo. ETA - sorry, no. The son of the dude who created Tae Bo. But Billy, jr. was on Shark Tank.
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    Aw man, this one hurts. Willona was my favorite on the show.
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    Awww. R.I.P. Willona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post

    Does anybody know how Buffalo Butt is doing???
    I forgot about Buffalo Butt!

    I was so sad to read that Willona had died. I loved her on "Good Times". She always stood up for what was right and didn't take nothin' from nobody! And she adopted Penny from that evil, abusive mother!

    RIP, Ja'Net.
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    My Dad and I bumped Buffalo Butt at LAX way way back in the day. Like 88'-ish. The kindest man you ever wanna meet.
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    Honeythorn, I love your avatar!
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