Ja’Net DuBois Was the Biological Daughter of Cab Calloway, Death Certificate Uncovers
Gordon Dubois, who has been listed as the ‘Good Times’ star’s father in her online bio, is said to be ‘instrumental’ in raising the actress along with her mother Lillian Gouedy.
- Mar 14, 2020
AceShowbiz – Ja’Net DuBois‘ biological dad is jazz legend Cab Calloway, according to the late star’s birth certificate.
The “Good Times” star passed away in her sleep last month (February), with California authorities listing cardiac arrest as her immediate cause of death.
However, when the star’s death certificate was released by L.A. County this week (begins March 09), it listed the legendary musician as her biological dad. According to the documentation, obtained by TMZ, it also says she was known as Jeannette T. Calloway-DuBois.
Although every online bio for Ja’Net lists her dad as Gordon Dubois and her mother was Lillian Gouedy, Gordon isn’t featured on the new papers, with the information provided by one of the actress/singer’s daughters.
When TMZ asked them to clarify, they said Gordon was married to Lillian and “instrumental” in raising Ja’Net.
The publication also reached out to the estate of Cab, who died in 1994, who said, “While we have a great appreciation for Ja’Net DuBois’ long and successful career, the Calloway Estate has nothing to add to this single document that has numerous mistakes and no verification.”
Calloway rose to fame as a swing star in the ’20s and ’30s, and helped put Harlem’s famed Cotton Club on the map in New York. He’s also known for the tune, “Minnie the Moocher”.
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