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Overview (4)

Born in Gary, Indiana, USA
Birth NameLa Toya Yvonne Jackson
Nickname Toy-Toy
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

La Toya Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, USA as La Toya Yvonne Jackson. As a member of the famous Jackson family, though she was the most outspoken, she has lived in her sister Janet's and brother Michael's shadow. She is a producer, known for Playboy Celebrity Centerfold: La Toya Jackson (1994), The Apprentice (2004) and Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story (2010). She was previously married to Jack Gordon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Blogmonstermike

Family (2)

Spouse Jack Gordon (5 September 1989 - 1997)  (divorced)
Relatives Michael Jackson (sibling)

Trivia (18)

Singer, sister of Michael Jackson.
She is exactly six years younger than her older sister, Rebbie Jackson. They share the same birthday: May 29
Hit #103 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1980 with "If You Feel the Funk" (Polydor 2137)
Her song, Free The World, was inspired by the 9/11 attacks. The song is available on her website for download.
As of October 2004, she has still not released her new album Startin' Over, the release of which has been delayed several times. She is very proud of this album, since most of the songs are very personal, about her abusive marriage and her newly found peace with her family. The first single from the album, Just Wanna Dance, reached No. 13 on the Billboard Dance charts.
She was the first Jackson girl to have a solo career. Her first album was released in 1980. She recorded six albums in the eighties and four more in the nineties. Her biggest hits include Bet'cha Gonna Need My Lovin', Heart Don't Lie and You're Gonna Get Rocked.
Daughter of Joe Jackson, and Katherine Jackson.
Suffers from ailurophobia (fear of cats).
The Jacksons were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Said that she was forced into marrying Gordon by her father.
She and her sister Janet Jackson provided backing vocals for their brother Michael Jackson's song "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing). The two sisters sang "na na na" back at their brother towards the end of the song.
Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Gary Indiana, along with her siblings Jackie Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, and Tito Jackson.
Has been best friends with Kathy Hilton since high school.
Her father, Joe Jackson, is of African and distant Native American Ancestry. His grandfather, Israel Nero Jackson, was the son of Jack July Jackson (1803-1908), an indigenous Choctaw of the Plantation of Gale.
Good friends with Brenda Harvey-Richie.

Personal Quotes (5)

"I think all women are beautiful and attractive - very precious. I think everyone on this earth is beautiful. You can find beauty in everything. I try to look at life that way." (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)
About her new album 'Startin Over': "Things are quite different today than they were in the past. When I first started, I had absolutely no experience whatsoever. From growth, being around a certain individual, and letting someone have that power and control over me, taught me a great deal about people, a great deal about life, about what you should do and what not to do and take your own position on life. That's what Startin' Over is about, because that's what I decided to do." (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)
On gay marriage: "It is so difficult in the world for people to find love, true love. When people are in love, I don't see anything wrong with it in the world. If they choose to live their lives and get married, why should we interfere? A lot of people don't agree with me, but that's how I feel." (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)
On Janet's wardrobe malfunction: "With Jan, I truly feel that it was an accident. I think it's totally unfair Jan [sic] took the rap for it. I also think that it was totally blown out of proportion. You have to think about this, too: Jan didn't expose her breast. Justin did it. (Laughs.)" (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)
[on her brother Michael Jackson's fears] He said, 'If anything happens to me, if I die, it's because someone murdered me. They're trying to kill me.' It wasn't that he was being delusional; they did this over the catalogue... He owned The Beatles catalogue. Most entertainers out there, he owned their music. He would say, 'They're going to kill me over that catalogue. It's dangerous.' Look what happened.

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