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Encyclopedia > Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson (born Katherine Esther Screws on May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jacksons musical dynasty and the mother of pop music icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Look up Popular in Wiktionary, the free dictionary See also: popularity, popular culture, popular fiction, popular music. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is a Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe, and Academy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. ...

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Childhood

Born in Barbour County, Alabama, Jackson was the daughter of Martha ("Mattie") Upshaw and Prince Albert Scruse.[1] An East Chicago resident since the age of 4, Katherine contracted polio as a child though she eventually made a full recovery from a disease. Because of the disease's affects, she walks with a noticeable limp. Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... East Chicago is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ...


Marriage

In 1947, she met a teenage boxer named Joseph Jackson and within two years the couple married and settled in Indiana living in the working-class neighborhood of Gary, where Katherine reared ten children. Marlon Jackson was premature; his twin brother, Brandon, died within hours of birth; stillborn. While she worked at one time as a sales clerk in Sears, she quit her job soon after she converted to being a Jehovah's Witness in 1965 converting all her nine children in the process. Boxer redirects here; for other meanings of boxer, see Boxer (disambiguation). ... Joseph Walter Jackson (born July 26, 1929 in Fountain Hill, Arkansas) was the manager of the family group The Jackson 5 and is father of pop music stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and musician, former member of The Jackson 5, and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ...


Jackson 5 Years

During the Jackson 5's early years, Katherine played a role in the group's development by designing the boys suits in which they performed. After the group's rise to fame as international superstars after signing with Motown, Katherine's role was more limited. The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... Motown Records, Inc. ...


My Family Book

In 1990, Katherine released her autobiography, My Family, in where she defended her most famous son, Michael, in terms of plastic surgery and other issues. She wrote about Joseph's infidelity that she had suspicions, which were confirmed when a Jackson 5 groupie gave birth to a baby that Joseph fathered and wrote about the 1979 affair Joseph was rumored to have had with a Motown groupie. In both incidents, Katherine filed for divorce but the proceedings were later withdrew the proceedings because Joseph refused to leave the Jacksons' gated mansion. In a religious context, infidelity is an absence of faith in the beliefs or teachings of a religion, such that one who lacks such faith is an infidel. ...


Currently

Katherine has remained reserved. She was seen on all the proceedings of Michael's child molestation trial in support of her son in both the 1993 accusations and the 2005 trial. Also in both trials she flatly stated to reporters that Michael wouldn't harm children. Of all the family members, it's Katherine that Michael is closest to[citation needed].


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CNN.com - Jackson not guilty - Jun 14, 2005 (1127 words)
Jackson's family members accompanied him to the courthouse to hear the verdict and flanked him as he exited the courthouse to the cheering of supporters.
Jackson's lawyers, however, consistently portrayed the singer as a naive victim of the accuser's family, who, they claimed, were grifters -- schemers -- with a habit of wheedling money out of the rich and famous.
Jackson, claiming he had a back injury severe enough to require a hospital visit, finally came to court in pajamas and slippers, walking gingerly with a bodyguard and his father supporting him.
Katherine Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (424 words)
Katherine Jackson (born Katherine Esther Screws on May 4, 1930 in Barbour County, Alabama) is the matriarch of the Jacksons musical dynasty and the mother of pop music icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
Born in Alabama, Katherine was the daughter of one Prince Albert Screws.
In 1947, she met a teenage boxer named Joseph Jackson and within two years the couple married and settled in Indiana living in the working-class neighborhood of Gary, where Katherine reared ten children (one, a twin of one child, died a stillborn).
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