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Joe Jackson

Born – July 26, 1928
Fountain Hill, Arkansas, U.S.

Patriarch, talent manager, horrible, horrible father.

Turned his children into musical superstars through hard work/relentless physical and emotional abuse.

Worked as a crane operator until he noticed his son Tito's talent on guitar. That's right -- we have Tito to thank for the Jackson 5.

Managed his sons' careers until they all left him, presumably for managers who didn't hit them with belts.

Plugged his new hip-hop recording project at the BET Awards tribute to Michael Jackson. It's what Michael would have wanted.

Released his own fragrances called "Tribute" and "Legend," which presumably smell like an old man's sad attempt to cash in on his dead son's fame.

Fun Fact: Jackson was played by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs in a TV movie. Remember him, he was Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington!

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Michael Jackson's Kids -- Not in Joe's Line of Fire

Michael Jackson's Kids -- Not in Joe's Line of Fire

Michael Jackson's kids will not suffer the fate of their famous father ... because we've learned Katherine Jackson doesn't lay a glove on them.Sources connected with the family tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

Katherine Jackson -- Joe Not Forcing MJ Kids to Sing

Katherine Jackson -- Joe Not Forcing MJ Kids to Sing

Michael Jackson's mom says Joe Jackson isn't controlling MJ's kids ... or forcing them to be the next Jackson singing group -- and she thinks that came across in the Oprah interview. The Jackson… READ MORE >

- 1259 days ago
Joe Jackson -- I Didn't Beat MJ, I Used a Strap

Joe Jackson -- I Didn't Beat MJ, I Used a Strap

It may be splitting hairs (unless you're on the receiving end) but Joe Jackson maintains he didn't beat Michael Jackson as a kid ... he used a strap ... and he'd do it all over again. Watch Oprah… READ MORE >

- 1260 days ago
Oprah Airs Jackson, Molestation Shows Back-to-Back

Oprah Airs Jackson, Molestation Shows Back-to-Back

Oprah Winfrey may not get a Christmas card from Michael Jackson's family this year ... because she's airing the tell-all interview with MJ's children back-to-back with a special on child… READ MORE >

- 1266 days ago
Oprah to Joe Jackson: Take the Hint ...

Oprah to Joe Jackson: Take the Hint ...

When Oprah Winfrey visited the Jackson family at their compound in Encino, CA -- she made sure there were just enough chairs at the table for the people she was interested in talking to ...  READ MORE >

- 1266 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Stay Out of Your Son's Estate

Joe Jackson -- Stay Out of Your Son's Estate

Joe Jackson's days of meddling in his son's finances are officially over -- the California Court of Appeal has ruled that Joe has no right to intervene in Michael Jackson's estate. Joe had been… READ MORE >

- 1273 days ago
Joe Jackson: Why I'm Suing Murray for $500 Mil

Joe Jackson: Why I'm Suing Murray for $500 Mil

Joe Jackson is now revealing why he put a $500 million price tag on his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray.  His theory -- "The more you go, the less you get ... so I went… READ MORE >

- 1276 days ago
Joe Jackson Blings MJ Back from the Dead

Joe Jackson Blings MJ Back from the Dead

Joe Jackson has something to get off his chest -- a chain featuring a blinged-out, angel-winged Michael Jackson pendant.Joe showed off the family jewels during an appearance at GOOM Radio.He's so… READ MORE >

- 1277 days ago
Joe Jackson -- I Want Half a Billion Bucks

Joe Jackson -- I Want Half a Billion Bucks

Michael Jackson's dad, Joe Jackson, wants somewhere between $10 million and $500 million from Dr. Conrad Murray to compensate him for the loss of his son's support ... this according to new… READ MORE >

- 1279 days ago
TMZ Live: Jackson, Lohan, and 'Glee'

TMZ Live: Jackson, Lohan, and 'Glee'

We took your questions today on everything -- including Joe Jackson seeking $500 million from Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Lohan vowing not to talk to the media anymore, and three "Glee" stars' racy… READ MORE >

- 1279 days ago

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