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La Toya Jackson

La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, television personality, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, activist and former model. She is the fifth child of the Jackson family. She maintained a career as a singer throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and returned to music in 2004 with her Billboard charting songs "Just Wanna Dance" and "Free the World". An EP called Starting Over was released on June 21, 2011. Born on her sister Rebbie's 6th birthday on May 29, 1956, in Gary, Indiana, La Toya Jackson is the fifth of nine children born to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson and the middle female child between Rebbie and Janet. Growing up, La Toya was a shy homebody. After her mother became a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1965, La Toya, along with the rest of her siblings followed. She would spend some of her time (alongside her mother) preaching door-to-door. "Every morning, Michael and I witnessed, knocking on doors around Los Angeles, spreading the word of Jehovah." By 1972, at sixteen, La Toya joined her brothers in the spotlight with a tap dancing routine when her father arranged for them to perform shows in Las Vegas,

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Michael Jackson's Birthday -- MJ's Kids Celebrate at Singer's Childhood Home

Michael Jackson's Birthday
MJ's Kids Celebrate at Singer's Childhood Home

Today is Michael Jackson's birthday ... he would have been 54 years old ... and his kids are honoring his memory with a family trip to MJ's boyhood home in Indiana. Prince, Paris and Blanket were… READ MORE >

La Toya Jackson -- I'm HONORED by Russian Swimmers' MJ Tribute

La Toya Jackson
I'm HONORED by Russian Swimmers' MJ Tribute

Russia's INCREDIBLE synchronized swimming team didn't just blow away the judges with their gold medal-winning Michael Jackson routine this week -- they also left a lasting impression on one… READ MORE >

- 872 days ago
La Toya Jackson to Family -- Stop Fighting In Public!!!

La Toya to Family
Stop Fighting In Public!

La Toya Jackson is a conscientious objector ... REFUSING to take part in the Jackson media war ... because she believes all of the PUBLIC feuding is damaging the family name. La Toya -- who's… READ MORE >

- 885 days ago
La Toya Jackson -- Please DON'T Free Dr. Conrad Murray!!

La Toya Jackson
Please DON'T Free Doctor Conrad Murray

Dr. Conrad Murray hasn't even COME CLOSE to paying for the crime of killing Michael Jackson ... and should NOT be granted early release as he's requested ... this according to La Toya. LTJ was at… READ MORE >

- 1040 days ago
MSNBC To La Toya Jackson:  Go Pound Sand, We're Airing the Murray Documentary

MSNBC To La Toya Jackson
Go Pound Sand We're Airing the Doc Murray Doc

La Toya Jackson made a valiant effort to stop MSNBC from running the Conrad Murray documentary Friday night, but in the end business is business and the network will air the show.La Toya tells TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1145 days ago
La Toya Jackson to MSNBC -- Don't Air the Doc Murray Doc ... But At Least Show it to Us

La Toya Jackson to MSNBC
Don't Air the Doc Murray Doc But At Least Show it to Us

La Toya Jackson is on the attack against MSNBC, claiming the Conrad Murray documentary that will air tomorrow will give "a murderer and convicted felon ... celebrity status."La Toya fired off a… READ MORE >

- 1145 days ago
La Toya Jackson -- Heavy D Was a Great Friend to Me and Michael

La Toya Jackson
Heavy D Was a Great Friend to Me and Michael

La Toya Jackson tells TMZ she was shocked to learn about the death of her dear friend Heavy D -- especially because they just performed together last month. "This is very shocking and a tragic… READ MORE >

- 1147 days ago
La Toya Jackson -- VICTORY!

La Toya Jackson
VICTORY!

Moments after a jury pronounced Dr. Conrad Murray guilty, La Toya Jackson took to the streets outside the L.A. County Courthouse to celebrate.How bittersweet. READ MORE >

- 1148 days ago
Jackson Fam Hightailing It to Court -- Kids Staying Home

Jackson Fam
Hightailing It to Court, Kids Staying Home

Michael Jackson's parents -- along with La Toya, Jermaine and Randy -- are currently scrambling to get to the L.A. County Courthouse after they were notified the jury had reached a verdict in the… READ MORE >

- 1148 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 >

- 1152 days ago

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