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 >
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!
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 >