Biography of Joseph and Katherine Jackson raising their nine (9) children in Gary Indiana. Father Joe Jackson was relentless in his pursuit of five (5) of his sons pursuing excellence as a song and dance group naming them The Jackson 5.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writer:

Joyce Eliason

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Joseph Jackson (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
Angela Bassett ... Katherine Jackson
Holly Robinson Peete ... Diana Ross (as Holly Robinson)
Margaret Avery ... Martha Scruse
Alex Burrall Alex Burrall ... Michael Jackson (aged 6-8)
Jermaine Jackson II Jermaine Jackson II ... Jermaine Jackson (aged 13-17)
Bumper Robinson ... Jackie Jackson - age 12-16
Kelli Martin Kelli Martin ... La Toya Jackson - Age 8-10
Floyd Roger Myers Jr. ... Marlon Jackson - age 7-9
Monica Calhoun ... Rebbie Jackson
Jason Weaver ... Michael Jackson (aged 9-14)
Ángel Vargas Ángel Vargas ... Tito Jackson
Terrence Howard ... Jackie Jackson (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Lanei Chapman
Elizabeth Narvaez ... Dee Dee
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Biography of Joseph and Katherine Jackson raising their nine (9) children in Gary Indiana. Father Joe Jackson was relentless in his pursuit of five (5) of his sons pursuing excellence as a song and dance group naming them The Jackson 5. Reflects the evolution from a working class family consisting of the youngest brother Michael Jackson and his brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon's rise to stardom on the Motown record label with the assistance of Motown's founder Berry Gordy and external support from established singing star Diana Ross. The biography focuses more on the children's continued effort to satisfy their father Joseph Jackson's drive for perfection in the early years of their learning experience of what their audience liked about the Jackson 5. Written by Ed Shullivan

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Release Date:

15 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Motown Productions See more »
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