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Ja'net DuBois

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The Resume

    (August 5, 1945-February 18, 2020)
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name was Jeanette DuBois
    Portrayed Willona Woods in Good Times
    Provided the voice of Mrs. Avery in 'The P.J.s'
    Also appeared in 'Roots: The Next Generation' (1979), 'I'm Gonna Get You Sucka' (1988) and 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' (2003)
    Recorded the album 'Hidden Treasures' (2008)

Why she might be annoying:

    She pronounces her name 'Ja-nay' instead of 'Janet.'
    Some sources give her birth year as 1938 and her birth city as Brooklyn.
    She frequently played characters much older than herself. For example, she played Tootie's grandmother in The Facts of Life when she was 36 (or maybe 43).

Why she might not be annoying:

    She sang and co-wrote 'Movin On Up,' the theme song for The Jeffersons.
    She won two Emmys for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her work on 'The P.J.s.'
    She says her 'prized possession' is a Purple Heart a veteran gave her after she appeared at a VA benefit.

Credit: C. Fishel

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 17 Votes: 17.65% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 95 Votes: 48.42% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 41 Votes: 56.10% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 89 Votes: 50.56% Annoying