In Memory Of: Beloved Stars We Lost This Year

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Ja’Net DuBois

American actress Ja’net Dubois passed away in February at reportedly the age of 74. She began gracing our TV screens in the ’60s — later playing the character Willona Woods on the hit series Good Times.

After that, Dubois carried out a long-lasting career in television, including guest roles in Black sitcoms and staples such as Moesha, The Wayans Bros., and Eddie Murphy’s animated series The PJs. The latter role landed the actress two primetime Emmys.

Dubois also famously co-wrote and performed “Movin’ On Up,” the iconic theme song for The Jeffersons, which lives in many of our hearts to this day. With the song becoming a cultural staple for those seeking success and upward mobility, Dubois’ impact will continue to inspire people to reach for the stars.

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