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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1014 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 >

- 1026 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 >

- 1077 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 >

- 1098 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 >

- 1099 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Vegas Mall SABOTAGED My Perfume Business!!!

Joe Jackson
Vegas Mall SABOTAGED My Perfume Business!!!

If you detect the odor of sour grapes ... mixed with the aroma of bitterness ... it's probably Joe Jackson ... who just CLOSED UP his perfume kiosk at a Vegas mall ... TMZ has learned. MJ's father… READ MORE >

- 1184 days ago
Joe Jackson -- 83-Year-Old Hits Vegas Club ... at 2 PM

Michael Jackson's Dad
83-Year-Old Hits Vegas Club ... at 2 PM!

83-year-old Joe Jackson threw on his best track jacket ... and goldest chain ... and hit the club scene in Vegas this weekend ... at 2 IN THE AFTERNOON. Michael Jackson's father was chillin' at… READ MORE >

- 1234 days ago
Joe Jackson's Wrongful Death/Michael Jackson Lawsuit Tossed Out of Court

Joe Jackson
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Tossed Out of Court

Joe Jackson screwed up by filing a Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit against AEG ... a judge has just ruled.Joe filed his wrongful death lawsuit AFTER Katherine Jackson filed hers -- on her… READ MORE >

- 1254 days ago
Joe Jackson Hocks Perfume In Tacky Mall

Joe Jackson
Hocks Perfume in Tacky Mall

Joe Jackson must have been having an out-of-body experience Friday ... the man who played the role of marionette to one of the most successful musical groups ever spent the day hocking cheap… READ MORE >

- 1272 days ago

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