La Toya Jackson

In a family blessed with extraordinary musical gifts yet also cursed with an inordinate amount of controversy, La Toya Jackson often managed to capture a piece of the spotlight, particularly when it came to the latter ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1956 in United States

Filmography

Actor (16)

Life with La Toya 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Herself

The Apprentice 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Contestant

90210 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Real World 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Herself

America's Next Top Model 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson & Bubbles: The Untold Story 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary Hart Presents: Love in the Public Eye 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Easter Vacation in the Bahamas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstone Kids "Just Say No" Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jacksons 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Dancing in Jaffa 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

In a family blessed with extraordinary musical gifts yet also cursed with an inordinate amount of controversy, La Toya Jackson often managed to capture a piece of the spotlight, particularly when it came to the latter. After years of singing backup for her brothers' musical group, The Jackson 5, she enjoyed a moderately successful singing career in the 1980s, with a few hit singles to her credit. But her life, both personal and professional, took a drastic turn for the worse when she married her manager, Jack Gordon, in 1989. Under his control, Jackson steadily gained a reputation as the Jackson family outcast - most particularly for posing for Playboy magazine, for becoming a spokesperson for a psychic hotline, and most importantly, for proclaiming her brother Michael Jackson guilty of child molestation charges. But it was Jackson's alleged violent relationship with Gordon that punctuated her declining career. After she filed for divorce and reunited with her family, Jackson spent less time in the public eye but continued recording songs. In 2009, along with the entire tight-knit clan, she mourned the untimely death of her brother, the "King of Pop." Heartbroken, Jackson emerged as a devoted and outspoken sister to one of music's greatest artists, illustrating a more human side that had too often gotten lost amidst the many scandals and controversies she had endured throughout her career.

Relationships

Jack Gordon

Husband
Married Sept. 5, 1989 Divorced in 1997

Michael Jackson Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 29, 1958; formed the Jackson 5 with brothers and became the "King of Pop" Died of a drug overdose on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

Janet Jackson Actor

Sister
Born May 16, 1966; pop superstar and actress

Jermaine Jackson Actor

Brother
Born Dec. 11, 1954; formed the Jackson 5 with brothers

Joe Jackson Actor

Father
Born July 26, 1928; managed The Jackson 5

Katherine Jackson Actor

Mother
Born May 4, 1930; served as The Jackson 5's designer throughout the mid-to-late 1960s

Marlon Jackson Actor

Brother
Born March 12, 1957; formed The Jackson 5 with brothers

Jackie Jackson Actor

Brother
Born May 4, 1951; formed The Jackson 5 with brothers

Randy Jackson Actor

Brother
Born Oct. 31, 1961; officially joined the family band in 1976 - replacing Jermaine - when they signed with Epic Records and changed their name to The Jacksons

Tito Jackson Actor

Brother
Born Oct. 15, 1953; formed The Jackson 5 with brothers

Maureen "Rebbie" Jackson Actor

Sister
Born May 29, 1950; performed the 1984 hit "Centipede"

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