Ja'net DuBois (1932–2020)


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Ja'Net DuBois was a multi-talented and diverse performer. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and began her career on Broadway. She has appeared in various plays, including "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., and "A Raisin in the Sun". She moved onto TV roles, receiving a Peabody Award for a 1969 CBS children's movie J.T. (1969)... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Good Times Willona Woods
(1974-1979)
Basic Instinct Soundtrack
(1992)

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  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2020) (performer - 1 episode, 2004)
- I, Carumbus (2020) ... (writer: "O Ascendimus Nos" - uncredited)
- Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
  Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2020)
- Whitey's on the Moon (2020) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
 2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Will Smith/Fran Lebowitz/Billie Eilish (2018) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Starcrash (2017) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Documentary) (performer: "Movin' On Up (Theme for The Jeffersons)") / (writer: "Movin' On Up (Theme for The Jeffersons)")
 2012 Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.149 (2012) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.190 (2011) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Larry the Cable Guy/Uncharted 3/Paul Williams (2011) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2010/I Lottery Ticket (performer: "Whoa Now" - as Ja'net Du Bois) / (writer: "Whoa Now")
 2010 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- St. Patrick's Day (2010) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (writer: "Movin' on Up")
 2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe (performer: "Movin' On Up" (1975) - as Ja'Net DuBois) / (writer: "Movin' On Up" (1975))
 2006/III Little Man (writer: "Movin' on Up")
 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (writer: "Movin' on Up")
  Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Everybody Hates Halloween (2005) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
 2005 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Black List (2005) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "Movin' on up")
 2004 The Cookout (performer: "Whoa Now") / (writer: "Whoa Now")
  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004) (performer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Oprah's Baby Daddy & Jury Duty (2004) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up (The Jeffersons Theme Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Movin' On Up (The Jeffersons Theme Song)" - uncredited)
- White People Can't Dance & The Three Daves (2004) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up")
  Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- My Monster (2002) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited) / (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy (Documentary) (writer: "Movin' On Up")
 2000 Hanging Up (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
 2000 Next Friday (writer: "Movin' On Up")
 1998 Senseless (performer: "Movin' on Up") / (writer: "Movin' on Up")
 1995 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- ZooTV at Night (1995) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- San Francisco International (1994) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up")
 1993 Married... with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dances with Weezie (1993) ... (writer: "Movin' on Up")
 1993 Who's the Man? (writer: "Movin' on Up")
 1992 Basic Instinct (writer: "Movin' on Up")
  The Jeffersons (TV Series) (performer - 253 episodes, 1975 - 1985) (writer - 253 episodes, 1975 - 1985)
- Red Robins (1985) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
- Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway (1985) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
- The Odd Couple (1985) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
- The Truth Hurts (1985) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
- And Up We Go (1985) ... (performer: "Movin' On Up") / (writer: "Movin' On Up")
 1982 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael Keaton/The New Joe Jackson Band (1982) ... (writer: "Movin' On Up" - uncredited)
  Good Times (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1978) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1976) (music - 1 episode, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Traveling Christmas (1978) ... (performer: "Steam Heat" - uncredited)
- That's Entertainment, Evans Style (1978) ... (performer: "As Long As He Needs Me", "For Once In My Life" - uncredited)
- The Judy Cohen Story (1976) ... (lyrics: "Just Let Me Love You") / (music: "Just Let Me Love You") / (writer: "Just Let Me Love You")
- The Rent Party (1976) ... (performer: "Stop! In the Name of Love" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for FIDO cellular (Canada) (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Ja'net Du Bois | Jeanette Du Bois | Jeannette Du Bois | Ja'Net DuBois | Jánet DuBois | Ja'net DuBoise | Ja'net Dubois | Jeanette Dubois | Ja'net du Bois

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Trivia:

She and her Good Times co-star Conchata Ferrell both died in the same year eight months apart. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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