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RIP Ja’Net DuBois, the First Grown-Ass Woman Gen Xers Fell in Love With

As Willona Woods, DuBois became the glue of ‘Good Times,’ her confidence setting the tone for everyone around her

From left, Ralph Carter, Ja’Net DuBois, and Bern Nadette Stanis in a scene from ‘Good Times.’ Photo: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

Update 6/7/22: Level has a new home. You can read this article and other new articles by visiting LEVELMAN.com.

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Miles Marshall Lewis

Miles Marshall Lewis

MML’s writing has appeared in GQ, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and many other outlets. His book on Dave Chappelle drops in 2024 from St. Martin’s Press.