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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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Conrad Murray to Joe Jackson: You're Outta Here!

Conrad Murray to Joe Jackson: You're Outta Here!

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit against him ... TMZ has learned.Murray's lawyer, Charles Peckham, claims Joe's attorney missed the… READ MORE >

The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

The Jackson clan turned day 2 of the Conrad Murray/Michael Jackson manslaughter prelim into a couture runway show.From Janet in Jermaine drag to Katherine's purple Barney suit, check out all of… READ MORE >

- 1671 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Pimpin' All Over Brazil

Joe Jackson -- Pimpin' All Over Brazil

Joe Jackson's mouth is working overtime in Brazil -- smooth-talkin' ladies, sippin' down drinkies ... and making STUPID comments that may have cost him a fortune! Check out TMZ on TV -- click here… READ MORE >

- 1705 days ago
Joe Jackson's Brazilian Babe Tour

Joe Jackson's Brazilian Babe Tour

When not compromising his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray in Brazil this week, Joe Jackson has been throwing back drinks and hangin' with pretty young things.While Papa Joe is… READ MORE >

- 1705 days ago
Joe Jackson Compromises Wrongful Death Claim

Joe Jackson Compromises Wrongful Death Claim

Joe Jackson may have just dug himself a hole to China during a TV appearance in Brazil ... by telling the host Michael Jackson "never supported me." During the interview on "Hoje em Dia," the… READ MORE >

- 1705 days ago
Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit Refiled

Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit Refiled

If at first you don't succeed ... Joe Jackson has refiled the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray.A federal judge threw out Joe's claim, ruling the case should have… READ MORE >

- 1707 days ago
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 >

- 1728 days ago
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 >

- 1728 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 >

- 1729 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 >

- 1735 days ago

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