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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 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 >

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 >

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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 >

- 902 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 >

- 922 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 >

- 940 days ago
Conrad Murray Trial -- Courthouse Arrivals

Conrad Murray Trial
Courthouse Arrivals

Katherine and Joe Jackson just arrived at the L.A. County courthouse -- moments after the jury announced they have reached a verdict in the Conrad Murray trial.Joe had one word for reporters on… READ MORE >

- 1028 days ago
Katherine & Joe Jackson -- We're Shackin' Up Near the Courthouse

Katherine & Joe Jackson
We're Shackin' Up Near the Courthouse

Katherine and Joe Jackson are currently on their way to a hotel near the L.A. County Superior courthouse ... so when the jury finally reaches a verdict, they're right near the action.Katherine and… READ MORE >

- 1031 days ago
Dr. Conrad Murray Trial -- Curtain Call For Jackson Family

Dr. Conrad Murray Trial
Curtain Call For Jackson Family

Joe, Katherine, La Toya, and Randy Jackson arrived to court in full force this morning ... presenting a united front during closing arguments in the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.The… READ MORE >

- 1032 days ago
Dr. Conrad Murray Arrives at Court

Dr. Conrad Murray
Arrives at Court

It begins ... Dr. Conrad Murray just rolled up to the L.A. criminal courthouse with his massive entourage, looking sedate in a gray pinstripe suit.Katherine, Joe, and Jermaine Jackson arrived… READ MORE >

- 1069 days ago
Conrad Murray Jury Questionnaire

Conrad Murray Trial
Read the Jury Questionnaire

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