Ja'net DuBois

Active - 1973 - 2004  |   Born - Aug 5, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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Black supporting actress Ja'net DuBois first appeared onscreen in 1970.

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  • Featured as a pin-up model in a 1960 issue of Jet magazine.
  • Made her Broadway debut as part of the original cast of the 1964 production of Golden Boy.
  • First African-American actress to have a regular role on a soap opera, the half-hour CBS daytime drama Love of Life
  • Penned theme songs to Good Times and The Jeffersons
  • Played mom to Janet Jackson on Good Times and in the music video for "Control." 
  • In 1992, co-founded the Pan African Film & Arts Festival, a non-profit event held in Los Angeles, CA.
  • In 2007, released the album Hidden Treasures.