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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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Spotlights Racism and Terrorism ... At Panorama Music Festival

Janet Jackson changed up her act Saturday night at the Panorama Music Festival in Randall's Island, New York, by starting her set with a song that not many people know but has a deep message.… READ MORE >

Janet Jackson Not Canceling Essence Fest Gig In Wake Of Father's Death

Janet Jackson
Headed to Essence Festival ... In Wake Of Father's Death

Janet Jackson will make her headlining gig at Essence Festival despite the recent death of her father, Joe Jackson ... TMZ has learned. There was fan concern that Janet would cancel her… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Marlon Jackson Has Good Memories of His Dad, Joe

Marlon Jackson
Haters Gonna Hate ... I've Got Good Memories Of My Dad

Marlon Jackson isn't paying attention to the negative things people have to say about his late father, Joe, because it's not how he remembers him. We got Marlon Tuesday at LAX, a day… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Jackson Family Attends Private Luncheon Following Joe Jackson's Funeral

Joe Jackson
Family Luncheon After Private Funeral

The Jackson family was reunited again following the funeral for their late patriarch, Joe Jackson, which included his kids, grandchildren ... and his wife, Katherine. A ton of the immediate and… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Joe Jackson's Funeral Brings Out Janet Jackson and Extended Family

Joe Jackson
Janet Jackson, Extended Family Attend Funeral

Janet Jackson was front and center at her father Joe Jackson's funeral Monday, along with various other family members. The service was held at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA, where Michael Jackson… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Paris Jackson's Emotional Tribute to Her Grandpa, Joe Jackson

Paris Jackson
'See You in My Dreams, Grandpa' Shares Final Moments with Joe Jackson

Paris Jackson was holding Joe Jackson's hand and reminiscing with him about Michael Jackson during her grandfather's final moments. MJ's daughter posted an emotional tribute to Grandpa Joe,… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Joe Jackson Dead at 89 After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Joe Jackson
Dead at 89

10:30 AM PT -- Family sources tell TMZ, Joe died at a hospice in Las Vegas. The hospice is connected to a hospital where Joe was admitted. We're told he was moved to the hospice a day and a half… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Joe Jackson Living Out Final Days in Hospital

Joe Jackson
Living Out Final Days in Hospital

Joe Jackson is in the final stages of life ... getting weaker by the day, and his family is assembling for what they believe will be the final goodbye ... sources connected with the Jacksons tell… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Janet Jackson Pays Homage to Dying Father Joe Jackson

Janet Jackson
Pays Homage to Dying Father

Janet Jackson gave an emotional speech thanking her dad, who we're told is in the end stages of terminal cancer. Janet appeared Friday night at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards and received the… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
Joe Jackson Hospitalized with Terminal Cancer

Joe Jackson
Hospitalized with Terminal Cancer

Joe Jackson is in a hospital with terminal cancer, TMZ has learned, and his family has been flocking to his bedside. Family sources tell us, Joe has been battling the illness for some time, but it… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
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