TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Katherine Jackson

Katherine Esther Jackson (née Scruse; born Kattie B. Screws on May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jackson musical family. Katherine was born Kattie B. Screws in Barbour County, Alabama to Martha (née Upshaw; December 14, 1907 – April 25, 1990) and Prince Albert Screws (October 16, 1907 – January 21, 1997). When Katherine was four, her father changed his surname to "Scruse", and renamed his daughter to Katherine Esther. The younger of two daughters, Katherine contracted polio at two but survived the disease. Effects of the disease left her with a noticeable permanent limp. At four, Katherine's family moved to Gary, Indiana, a suburb outside Chicago. As a child, Katherine aspired to become a country singer but was dismayed to find that there were no notable black country stars. Katherine's parents divorced when Katherine was still a youngster. In high school, Katherine joined the local high school band. In 1947, Katherine met Joseph Jackson. After a year-long courtship that started after Jackson annulled an early marriage, they married in November 1949. In January 1950, they purchased a two-bedroom house in Gary. During the couple's early years, they sang together with Joe playing

LATEST STORIES
  
Katherine Jackson's 'Disappearance'... Jermaine's Behind it Trent Claims

Katherine Jackson
Jermaine's Behind Her 'Disappearance' ... Trent Claims

Katherine Jackson's sudden vanishing act while she's allegedly claiming elder abuse at the hands of nephew Trent Jackson is being masterminded by none other than Michael's brother Jermaine ... so… READ MORE >

Katherine Jackson's Grandson To Settle Family War

Katherine Jackson
Proposal For Grandson To Settle Family War

Katherine Jackson's fate and fortune may lie in the hands of one of her grandsons ... TMZ has learned. Trent Jackson, Michael's cousin, and his attorney Ron Rale want TJ Jackson, Michael's… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Katherine Jackson Says Nephew Trent Jackson Set Up Hidden Cameras to Spy On Her

Katherine Jackson
My Nephew Set Up Hidden Cameras ... I Get Dressed in a Closet!

Katherine Jackson says her nephew is not just stealing money from her ... he's also secretly monitoring her every move around her own home with hidden cameras and microphones. Katherine, 2 of her… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Jermaine Jackson Shows up in Court to Support Mother (VIDEO)

Jermaine Jackson
I'm Here for My Mother ... Not for MJ's Money

Katherine Jackson is in the middle of a brewing family war, but Jermaine Jackson says he's only getting involved out of concern for his mother's health. We got Jermaine leaving a… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Katherine Jackson Says Her Nephew Is Abusing Her

Katherine Jackson
My Nephew Is Abusing Me

Katherine Jackson is the victim of elder abuse at the hands of her nephew ... according to legal docs she just filed in Los Angeles. Katherine just obtained a restraining order against Trent Lamar… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Prince Jackson -- Stands Up for Grandma in Court (VIDEO)

Prince Jackson
Stands Up for Grandma in Court

12:53 PM PT -- The judge just ruled Katherine knew exactly what she was doing when she replaced her previous attorney with Joy Bass ... saying there is no question in his mind.  Prince… READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
Jermaine Jackson -- My Mom Has a Right to Michael's House (VIDEO)

Jermaine Jackson
My Mom Has a Right to Michael's House

Jermaine Jackson thinks the deed that was filed attempting to transfer the title of Michael Jackson's Hayvenhurst home to Katherine was kosher, because he says that's exactly what MJ wanted. We… READ MORE >

- 321 days ago
Michael Jackson -- He's So Dead, He Can't Give Mom the House

Michael Jackson
He's So Dead He Can't Give Mom the House

The estate of Michael Jackson could not be clearer -- the deed that was recorded giving Katherine Jackson ownership of the family's Encino estate is bogus to the core. Attorney Howard Weitzman is… READ MORE >

- 321 days ago
Michael Jackson -- Someone Pulls a Fast One to Grab Michael's Home

Michael Jackson
Someone Pulls a Fast One To Grab Michael's Home

Someone secretly filed legal documents aimed at taking Michael Jackson's Hayvenhurst family home away from his estate and deeding it to Katherine Jackson and MJ's kids. TMZ obtained the deed which… READ MORE >

- 322 days ago
Paris Jackson -- This Tatt's for You Grandma (PHOTO)

Paris Jackson
This Tatt's for You, Grandma

Paris Jackson's gonna run out of skin if she keeps getting tattoos for family members -- but she reserved a special spot for granny, Katherine Jackson. Paris got a blue flower with Mandarin… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago

Around The Web