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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1 day 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 >

- 3 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 >

- 58 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 >

- 68 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 >

- 520 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 >

- 759 days ago
Wade Robson Demands Joe Jackson Shut His Trap ... Or Else

Wade Robson
Demands Joe Jackson Shut His Trap ... OR ELSE

Wade Robson is going after another Jackson family member -- this time threatening legal action against Joe Jackson if he continues to spread vicious lies ... this according to legal… READ MORE >

- 792 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Wade Robson Is Getting PAID TO LIE

Joe Jackson
Wade Robson's Getting PAID TO LIE

Wade Robson is getting paid big money to destroy Michael Jackson's reputation with child abuse allegations ... so says MJ's dad Joe Jackson.Joe was at the airport in L.A. Wednesday when we asked… READ MORE >

- 797 days ago
Joe Jackson Suffers a Stroke

Joe Jackson
Suffers a Stroke

Joe Jackson has suffered a stroke -- and is currently being treated at a hospital.A source close to the family tells TMZ, Michael Jackson's father suffered a "mini-stroke" last night. He was… READ MORE >

- 972 days ago

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