Michael Jackson Overview

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Born: August 29, 1958

Date of Death: June 25, 2009 Born in Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson was the fifth of Joseph and Katherine Jackson's nine children. When he was just five years old, he joined older brothers Tito, Jermaine, Jackie and Marlon to form the Jackson Five. Joseph, who'd been a guitarist before earning a living as a crane operator, was their manager. He pushed the boys, believing that emotional and physical abuse would make them work harder. Years later, during a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey,... See All

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