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Joe Jackson

Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson (born July 26, 1928) is an American musician, boxer, and talent manager, who is the father and manager of the Jackson family of entertainers which includes Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Rebbie Jackson, La Toya Jackson, and Janet Jackson. Joseph Jackson was born in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, the eldest of five to Crystal Lee (née King; 1907-1992) and Samuel Jackson (1893-1993). His siblings were Verna Mae (1930 - 1937), Lula Mae (born c. 1932), Lawrence (born c. 1933), and Luther (c. 1935). Jackson described his childhood as "lonely," later writing in his memoirs that he rarely played with other children and said his father was domineering and strict. When he was twelve, his parents divorced and Jackson and some of his siblings moved with their father to Oakland. At eighteen, he moved to East Chicago, Indiana to live near his mother. Jackson married his first wife shortly thereafter but their marriage was annulled. During this time, Jackson had an affair with Katherine Scruse. After a two-year courtship, the couple married on November 5, 1949. Jackson spent part of his life wanting to be a professional boxer and spent time at the Golden Gloves. However,

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Joe Jackson -- Pumped Up and Ready to Sue Over Viagra Story

Joe Jackson
Pumped Up and Ready to Sue Over Viagra Story

Joe Jackson did not OD on Viagra, and he's ready to sue some media outlets that made the claim. A rep for Joe tells us the 87-year-old's lawyer has an international media company called RTL in… READ MORE >

Joe Jackson -- Finally Home After Brazilian Health Scare (PHOTOS)

Joe Jackson
Finally Home After Massive Health Scare

Joe Jackson has finally returned to the U.S. after his birthday trip to Brazil was sidetracked with 3 heart attacks and a stroke ... and another incident right before he was supposed to leave.… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Janet Jackson -- Member of the Jackson 1 ... Caring for Joe

Joe Jackson
Member of the Jackson 1 Caring for Joe

Janet Jackson has put her life on hold to take care of her dad while he recovers from 3 heart attacks, and she's the only member of the brood who made the trek to Brazil. We're told Janet… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Alert and Cracking Jokes After Stroke, Heart Attacks

Joe Jackson
Alert and Cracking Jokes After Stroke, Heart Atttacks

Joe Jackson is doing well after a series of medical emergencies ... so well he's cracking jokes in his hospital bed. A Jackson family rep tells TMZ ... Joe's speech is not impaired and his… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Pacemaker Surgery after 3 Heart Attacks

Joe Jackson
Pacemaker Surgery after 3 Heart Attacks

Joe Jackson suffered 3 heart attacks and just underwent surgery ... TMZ has learned. The 87-year-old was admitted to a Sao Paulo hospital Sunday after signs of a stroke. Joe lost his vision, and a… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Joe Jackson Reportedly Suffers Stroke

Joe Jackson
Reportedly Suffers Stroke

Joe Jackson has reportedly suffered a stroke that left him at the very least temporarily blind. Jackson family sources confirm to TMZ, Joe was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in São… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Michael Jackson's Son Prince -- Grandma & Grandpa Reunite for Graduation Party (PHOTOS)

Prince Jackson
Grandma & Grandpa Reunite for Graduation Party

Joe and Katherine Jackson don't get together often, but they put aside their differences to celebrate Michael Jackson's firstborn graduating from high school.  According to our sources, the… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Joe Jackson & Chris Brown -- We Have Something BIG in Common (PHOTO)

Joe Jackson & Chris Brown
we Have Something BIG in Common

Joe Jackson and Chris Brown came together Thursday during the Cannes Film Festival, and it's no surprise because they have a very strong, common bond. Brown has made no bones about it ...… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Someone Bailed Me Out Of Tax Debt!

Joe Jackson
Someone Bailed Me Out of Tax Debt

Joe Jackson has a mysterious benefactor ... who just bailed him out of tax debt ... and we think we know who that person is.Joe owed just over $70,000 in back California taxes ... way back, as in… READ MORE >

- 557 days ago
Joe Jackson -- ABC, 123 ... Take This Tax Lien

Joe Jackson
ABC, 123 ... Take This Tax Lien

Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson doesn't live in Cali anymore ... but that's not stopping the State from coming after him ... claiming he still owes tax money, to the piddly tune of $2,700.… READ MORE >

- 796 days ago

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