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Ja'net DuBois Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Singer, actor, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: winner