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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 Rushed to Hospital After Car Crash in Las Vegas (UPDATE)

Joe Jackson
Rushed to Hospital After Car Crash

1:30 PM PT -- Joe says he's out of the hospital and doing fine. As he says, he "got out of it without a scratch." However, his assistant, who was driving, broke his thumb. Joe says they're gonna… READ MORE >

Joe Jackson is Now Solidly Behind the Michael Jackson Estate

Joe Jackson
Now Solidly Behind MJ Estate

Michael Jackson's Estate has an ally who was once it's arch enemy -- none other than Michael's dad, Joe. We've learned Joe is now a staunch supporter of the Estate he once claimed was robbing… READ MORE >

- 132 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Hospitalized with Family By His Side (VIDEO)

Joe Jackson
Hospitalized With Family By His Side

Joe Jackson is in an L.A. hospital after his health took a turn for the worse during a routine checkup. Sources close to the family tell TMZ Joe was scheduled for some tests with his personal… READ MORE >

- 459 days ago
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 >

- 736 days ago
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 >

- 740 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 >

- 751 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 >

- 755 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 >

- 755 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 >

- 756 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 >

- 811 days ago
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