Jackson in 2007
|Born||Joseph Walter Jackson
July 26, 1928
Fountain Hill, Arkansas
|Spouse(s)||Katherine Scruse (m. 1949)|
|Children||11, See below|
|Parent(s)||Samuel Jackson (1893–1993)
Crystal Lee King (1907–1999)
|Relatives||Israel Nero Jackson (1838-1934) (grandfather)
Jack July Jackson (1803-1908) (great-grandfather)
Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson (born July 26, 1929) is an American talent manager. He is the father of the Jackson family of musicians. His most famous son is Michael Jackson. His most famous daughter is Janet Jackson.
Early life[change | change source]
Joseph Walter Jackson was born in Fountain Hill, Arkansas. He was the eldest son and child of Samuel Jackson (1893-1993), a schoolteacher, and Crystal Lee King (1907-1999). Samuel was the son of Israel Nero Jackson (1838-1934), a slave. Isreal was the son of Jack July Jackson (1803-1908), an indigenous choctaw of the Plantation of Gale. He was raised in East Chicago, Indiana and in Gary, Indiana. Jackson married Katherine Jackson in 1949.
Career[change | change source]
In 1963, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine started a band called The Jackson Brothers. Joe was their manager. The band changed their name to The Jackson 5 and they became su Michael fired Jackson as his manager in 1979. The rest of the brothers did the same in 1983. In 2002, Jackson was given a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for being the Best Entertainment Manager of All Time.
Personal life[change | change source]
Children[change | change source]
Ten children were born to Katherine and Joe Jackson.
- Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Jackson (born May 29, 1950)
- Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson (born May 4, 1951)
- Toriano Adaryll "Tito" Jackson (born October 15, 1953)
- Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954)
- La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956)
- Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957)
- Brandon Jackson (March 12, 1957 – March 12, 1957)
- Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
- Steven Randall "Randy" Jackson (born October 29, 1961)
- Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966)
Jackson also has a daughter with Cheryl Terrell. Terrell is a woman that Jackson had an affair with for 25 years. The daughter, Johvonnie, was born 1974.
Illness[change | change source]
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