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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,

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 >

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 >

- 1398 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 >

- 1403 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 >

- 1577 days ago
Joe Jackson -- LICENSED to Carry Badass Gun

Joe Jackson
Licensed To Carry Badass Gun

Joe Jackson's gun is 100% legit -- TMZ has learned, Michael Jackson's dad is fully-licensed to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Nevada ... this according to a rep for the Las Vegas… READ MORE >

- 1619 days ago
Joe Jackson -- I CARRY A GUN ... and I'm Not Afraid to Use It

Joe Jackson
I CARRY A GUN And I'm Not Afraid to Use It

Joe Jackson FLASHED A HANDGUN to a room full of people at a recent event in Vegas ... and told the crowd it's just like an American Express card ... he doesn't leave home without it. The bizarre… READ MORE >

- 1620 days ago
Joe Jackson Almost Arrested in Vegas -- NOT Ready for His Close-Up

Joe Jackson
NOT Ready for Close-Up ... Almost Arrested

You would think Joe Jackson would be flattered when anyone wanted to take a picture of him ... but he flipped out when a Vegas tourist tried photographing him, and it almost landed the famous dad… READ MORE >

- 1632 days ago
Joe Jackson Drops Wrongful Death Suit Against Dr. Murray

Joe Jackson
DROPS Wrongful Death Suit Against Dr. Murray

Joe Jackson has decided ... he's pulling the plug on his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray ... TMZ has learned. Joe just filed a request with the court, obtained by TMZ, asking… READ MORE >

- 1683 days ago
Joe Jackson -- SQUATTER

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson has been living at the famous Jackson compound in Encino recently ... but no one knows how he got in ... and it appears he's a garden variety squatter. As we previously reported, Joe… READ MORE >

- 1704 days ago
Joe Jackson Returns to L.A. -- Don't Forget About Me!

Joe Jackson
Returns to L.A. -- Don't Forget About Me!

Because no Jackson family drama is complete without Papa Joe ... Katherine's estranged husband has finally come to town ... and moments ago, he arrived to the family's famous home in Encino, CA.… READ MORE >

- 1704 days ago

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