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Los Angeles - UJa'Net DuBois, odlale ummelwane okhohlakeleyo uWillona Woods ngamaxesha amnandi kwaye waqamba kwaye wacula ingoma yomxholo weJeffersons, ubhubhile.

Ingoma kaDuBois ethi Movin' on Up inike isingeniso esivuyisayo kwiJeffersons ngexesha lomdlalo wexesha eli-10 lokuqhuba.





UBernNadette Stanis, owayedlala uThelma Evans Anderson ngamaxesha alungileyo kwaye wahlala esondele kuDuBois, uthe ufunde ngokusweleka kwakhe ngoLwesibini kwintombi yomdlali weqonga.

Wayedla ngokusigcina sihleka ngalo lonke ixesha, watsho uStanis, ekhumbula umhlobo wakhe ngobubele. Wayenesiphiwo kakhulu, kakhulu. Ukuba wayengaculi ... wayesenza umlinganiswa ukuze asenze sihleke.



Amapolisa aseGlendale, eCalifornia, athi afumene ingxelo malunga nokusweleka kukaDuBois ngoMvulo. Ubonakala ngathi ubhubhile ngezizathu zendalo kwaye akukho phando luqhubekayo, ipolisa uSgt. UDan Stubbs uthe. Akukho zinkcukacha zongezelelweyo, kuquka iminyaka yakhe, eziye zafumaneka ngoko nangoko.

UStanis uthe uDuBois ubonakale esempilweni entle xa wayevela kwiiveki ezimbini ezidlulileyo kumsitho wokutyikitya. Umhla wakhe wokuzalwa yinto awayezigcinele yona, utshilo uStanis.



Akukho mntu waziyo ngokwenene, utshilo uStanis, oye wakhumbula exelela uDuBois, 'Owu, unethamsanqa. Akukho mntu uyayazi iminyaka yakho, ntombazana!'

UDuBois wayenomsebenzi ochulumancisayo ngaphaya kweminyaka yoo-1970 ebetha iGood Times, ephumelele iiMbasa ezimbini ze-Emmy ngomsebenzi wakhe welizwi kuthotho lweWB lweePJs.



UDuBois 'Willona wayengatshatanga, ummelwane onomtsalane kunye nomhlobo osenyongweni wokudlala uEsther Rolle's Florida Evans. Nangona umdlalo ohlekisayo wawunoninzi lwee-liners, ukubonakala kukaDuBois kunike idosi eyongezelelweyo yokukhululeka kohlekisayo. UDuBois wabonisa ngakumbi izakhono zakhe ezimangalisayo xa uJanet Jackson oselula wajoyina umboniso njengomntwana oxhatshaziweyo uPenny; Umlingiswa kaDuBois wayeza kuqhubela phambili ukwamkela uPenny, kwaye umgca webali uphinde wenza ubuhlobo obude, obusondeleyo kunye noJackson, owayeza kuba yi-multiplatinum superstar; waphosa uDuBois njengomama wakhe kwividiyo yakhe yoLawulo luka-1986.

Umsebenzi kaDuBois waqala kwindawo yemidlalo yeqonga, apho wavela khona kwimveliso yeBroadway yeGolden Boy kunye neA Raisin eLangeni, ngokwengxelo ekwiwebhusayithi yakhe. Ukusebenza kwiHot l Baltimore eLos Angeles kubambe iliso likaNorman Lear, owaphuhlisa iGood Times kunye neJeffersons.



UDuBois 'Willona wayeyi-diva yokwenyani ngelo xesha, enxiba kamnandi, iiwigi, esenza into. … oyena mfazi wokwenyani, watsho uStanis. Uye wayizisa, akunjalo?

Iikhredithi zakhe zefilimu ziquka i-1970's Diary of Mad Housewife, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka kunye ne-Charlie's Angels: I-Throttle epheleleyo.

Uye wabalelwa kwezinye iifilimu ezininzi ezahlukeneyo njengeSiseko seSiseko, uLwesihlanu olandelayo kunye neTropic Thunder, ebandakanya iMovin 'kwi-Up.

UDuBois wayengumseki womnyhadala wePan African Film Festival, owathi ukusukela ngo-1992 wabonisa iifilimu ezenzelwe ukukhuthaza ukuqondana ngokwenkcubeko yabantu bomthonyama wase-Afrika.

Umnyhadala, obanjelwe eLos Angeles kwaye uqhubeke ngeCawe, ngoLwesibini ukhuphe umfanekiso ozilile uDuBois, umbiza ngokuba nguMseki Wethu, Ngoku Ingelosi Yethu.




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