Joe Jackson (manager)

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Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966). Joh'Vonnie Jackson (born August 30, 1974). Official website for Joseph Jackson. Profile at German branch of Random House. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry.

Jermaine Jackson

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Jackson was born December 11, 1954, in Gary, Indiana, after his brother Tito Jackson. He is the fourth child born to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. His siblings are Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy, and Janet. His father Joseph had musical aspirations, playing guitar with his brother’s band, The Falcons, and Katherine was a passionate pianist and singer, but their large family and lack of money ended their dreams with Katherine becoming a housewife, and Joseph, a steel worker at nearby Inland Steel Company in East Chicago, Indiana, (his parents lived there before they moved to Gary in 1950).

La Toya Jackson

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Born on her sister Rebbie's 6th birthday on May 29, 1956, in Gary, Indiana, La Toya Jackson is the fifth of ten children born to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson and the middle female child between Rebbie and Janet. Growing up, La Toya tended to be shy. 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."

Randy Jackson (The Jacksons)

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The three siblings were later involved in an incident where Katherine Jackson lost custody of Michael's children due to suspicion that she was "prevented from acting as a guardian because of the acts of third parties". Randy, Jermaine, and Janet attempted to take the children with them to Arizona, where it was alleged that Katherine Jackson was being held against her will after being kidnapped. Footage of the incident appeared to show the siblings storming the house and Janet Jackson trying to take Paris Jackson's phone. Sheriff's deputies broke up an altercation between Randy and Trent Jackson. Eventually Katherine regained custody of Prince, Paris, and Blanket.

Marlon Jackson

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Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American entertainer, singer, and dancer. Jackson was a member of the Jackson 5; and he is the sixth child of the Jackson family. Marlon David Jackson was born on March 12, 1957 in Gary, Indiana, to Joseph and Katherine Jackson as the sixth child of the Jackson family. Marlon's twin brother, Brandon, died within 24 hours of their birth. Marlon and his twin brother were several weeks premature. Marlon attended Cal Prep in Encino, California and was graduated in 1975. While Marlon was still a child, his older brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine formed an early incarnation of what would become the Jackson 5.

Rebbie Jackson

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In the weeks following Michael's death, it was speculated by media sources that Rebbie would be the primary caregiver for her late brother's children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket. It was stated that even if Michael and Rebbie's mother Katherine were granted custody of the children, Rebbie would care for the siblings on a day-to-day basis at the Jackson family's Encino home. Katherine was named the legal guardian of them in August 2009 after the death of Michael Jackson. In early 2011, Rebbie announced she'd begun recording for a new album, her first in 14 years.

Gary, Indiana

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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). 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). Charles Adkins (1932-1993), boxer, gold medalist at 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Forddy Anderson, basketball coach, Michigan State, Drake and Bradley. Orsten Artis, NCAA champion with the historic Texas Western Miners basketball team.


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Notable Motown artists have included Mary Wells, the Supremes, Four Tops, Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, Boyz II Men, Commodores, Lionel Richie, Dazz Band, Brian McKnight, 98 Degrees, and Erykah Badu. Motown Records slogan: "The Sound of Young America". Gordy Records: Established 1962, Gordy was also a primary subsidiary for mainstream R&B/soul music. Originally known as Miracle Records (slogan: "If It's a Hit, It's a Miracle"), the name was changed in 1962 to avoid confusion with the Miracles singing group. The label's numbering system was combined with those of Motown and Tamla in 1982, and the label was merged with Motown in 1988.

Encino, Los Angeles

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Jackson family, musical group. Samuel L. Jackson, actor and producer. Kelly Johnson, engineer, Lockheed Aircraft executive. Al Jolson, singer and actor. Daren Kagasoff, actor, born in Encino. Lisa Kudrow, actress. Nick Lachey, singer. Tim Laker, professional baseball player. Martin Lawrence, actor and comedian. Carole Lombard, actress. Julie London, actress. Peter Marshall, game show host. Leighton Meester, actress and singer. Michael Milken, financier, born in Encino. Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of Rapgenius and CEO of Everipedia. Shemar Moore, actor and model. Lori Nelson, actress. Barney Oldfield, race car driver. Gregg Palmer, actor. Kelly Paris, baseball player, born in Encino.

Control (Janet Jackson album)

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Joseph Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musicians, was known for managing the careers of all nine of his children; most notably, the successful career of The Jackson 5. After arranging a recording contract with A&M in 1982 for a then 16-year-old Janet, he oversaw the entire production of her debut album, Janet Jackson, and its follow-up, Dream Street (1984); the latter of which was written and produced by her brothers Marlon and Michael, and Jesse Johnson. Best known as a television actress, she was initially reluctant to begin a recording career. She said, "I was coming off of a TV show that I absolutely hated doing, Fame. I didn't want to do [the first record, Janet Jackson].

Jehovah's Witnesses

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Biblical references to the Archangel Michael, Abaddon (Apollyon), and the Word are interpreted as names for Jesus in various roles. Jesus is considered to be the only intercessor and high priest between God and humanity, and appointed by God as the king and judge of his kingdom. His role as a mediator (referred to in 1 Timothy 2:5) is applied to the 'anointed' class, though the 'other sheep' are said to also benefit from the arrangement. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Satan was originally a perfect angel who developed feelings of self-importance and craved worship.

The Jacksons: An American Dream

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The miniseries stars Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as the Jacksons' patriarch Joseph Jackson, Angela Bassett as the family matriarch Katherine Jackson, Alex Burrall, Jason Weaver and Wylie Draper played Michael Jackson in different eras, while Bumper Robinson and Terrence Howard played Jackie Jackson in different eras, Shakiem Jamar Evans and Angel Vargas played Tito Jackson, Margaret Avery as Katherine's mother Martha Scruse, Holly Robinson Peete as Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams as Berry Gordy and Vanessa L. Williams as Suzanne de Passe.

Jack Gordon (entertainment manager)

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From this point forward, Jackson lost all contact with her family and wrote her autobiography, La Toya: Growing up in the Jackson Family, which accused her father of child abuse. Gordon sometimes hired bodyguards to watch La Toya and she claims that he would never allow her to speak to or see her family. La Toya's father Joseph stated in his book The Jacksons that he believed Gordon brainwashed her and made her fearful of her own family. Jackson's mother Katherine also agreed that La Toya had been brainwashed while Gordon claimed that Katherine had tried to kill La Toya.

The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty

The magazine Us Weekly commented that the trio would be featured in some capacity in the series, despite some members of the Jackson family being opposed to the idea; Michael's elder sister Rebbie—who along with La Toya and Janet, were not involved with the production—supposedly felt that "he would spin in his grave if he knew his kids would be on this show". (For the majority of their early lives, Michael had attempted to keep his children out of the spotlight by using hats, masks, veils and other disguises.) Jackson's mother Katherine, the legal guardian of the three, denounced the rumours that her grandchildren would be starring in the show.

Jackie Jackson

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Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the Jackson 5. Jackie is the second child of the Jackson family and the oldest Jackson brother. Sigmund Esco Jackson was born on his mother Katherine's 21st birthday in 1951. Nicknamed Jackie by his grandfather, taken from Jackson Boy, he came from a black working-class family. He and his brothers and sisters grew up in a two-room house in Gary, Indiana, an industrial city outside of Chicago. In 1964, Jackie's father, Joseph, formed the Jackson Brothers singing group, which included Jackie and his brothers Tito and Jermaine.

Gordon Keith (producer)

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"Big Boy" received substantial radio play in the Chicago-Northwest Indiana area after it was initially broadcast from WWCA-AM 1270 radio in Gary, and it was the first time Michael Jackson and his brothers heard themselves on the radio. In a two-part TV movie miniseries about the Jackson family (The Jacksons: An American Dream) produced by Motown and shown in 1992 on ABC, the first Jackson 5 song was incorrectly identified as "Kansas City" (released in 1959), which was actually recorded later. "Big Boy" featured a prominent lead by Michael, poignant lyrics in light of his life course, formidable vocal harmonies and, as Michael Jackson said, "a killer bass line".


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The 3 family members also attended a Michael Jackson fan event in Devon as part of their stay, ringing him up during the event which led to Michael talking to the fans over a loudspeaker on the phone. All three of them appeared on the A&E TV show entitled The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. They appear with their father Tito, who is trying to convince them to relaunch their career. On January 31, 2010, the three brothers appeared on stage at the 52nd Grammy Awards to support their cousins Prince Michael, Jr. and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson as they accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of their father, Michael Jackson.

Northwest Indiana

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Jackson family. Janet Jackson. Jermaine Jackson. La Toya Jackson. Marlon Jackson. Michael Jackson. Randy Jackson. Tito Jackson. Michael Joiner. Alex Karras. Ron Kittle. Bob Kuechenberg. Rudy Kuechenberg. Barney Liddell. Kenny Lofton. Lloyd McClendon. Karen McDougal. Karl Malden. Dale Messick. E'Twaun Moore. Hal Morris. Betsy Palmer. Mary Lou Piatek. Dan Plesac. Gregg Popovich. Gary Primich. Orville Redenbacher. Frank Reynolds. John Roberts. Glenn Robinson. Jerry L. Ross. Scott Sheldon. Kawann Short. Bobby Skafish. Tim Stoddard. Hank Stram. Dean White. Eugene Wilson. Jeff Samardzija. Jean Shepherd. Jo Anne Worley. Tony Zale. Biesecker Nature Preserve, St. John, Lake County.

La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family

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La Toya: Growing up in the Jackson Family is an autobiography written by American singer La Toya Jackson, and co-authored by celebrity biography author Patricia Romanowski. The book was originally released on February 7, 1991, around the same time as Jackson's seventh studio album No Relations. In this autobiography, Jackson accuses her father, Joseph, of child abuse, and goes into detail on the personal lives of her superstar siblings Michael and Janet as well as Jermaine, Randy, Tito, and Rebbie Jackson's struggle under the spotlight. The Jackson family denied all of her allegations.

Jackson (name)

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Amy Jackson (born 1992), British actress and model who appears in Indian films. The Jackson family, an American musical family consisting of:. First generation:. Joe Jackson (1928–2018), patriarch and manager. Katherine Jackson (born 1930), matriarch. Second generation:. Rebbie Jackson (born 1950). Jackie Jackson (born 1951), member of the Jackson 5. Tito Jackson (born 1953), guitarist/vocalist of Jackson 5. Jermaine Jackson (born 1954), member of the Jackson 5. La Toya Jackson (born 1956). Marlon Jackson (born 1957), member of the Jackson 5. Michael Jackson (1958–2009), singer-songwriter, member of the Jackson 5, widely referred to as the "King of Pop".