La Toya Jackson

Born May 29, 1986

La Toya Yvonne Jackson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, television personality, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, activist and former model. She is the fifth child of the Jackson family. She maintained a career as a singer throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and returned to music in 2004 with her Billboard charting songs "Just Wanna Dance" and "Free the World". An EP called Starting Over was released June 21, 2011.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of La Toya Jackson.


1956 Birth Born on her sister Rebbie's 6th birthday on May 29, 1956, in Gary, Indiana, La Toya Jackson is the fifth of ten children born to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson and the middle female child between Rebbie and Janet. … Read More
1965 9 Years Old After her mother became a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1965, La Toya, along with the rest of her siblings followed, but most of the children are no longer associated with Jehovah's Witnesses. … Read More


1972 16 Years Old By 1972, at sixteen, La Toya joined her brothers in the spotlight with a tap dancing routine when her father arranged for them to perform shows in Las Vegas, among other cities. … Read More


1976 - 1979 3 More Events
1980 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, Jackson released her self-titled debut album. … Read More
1981 25 Years Old In 1981, Jackson released a follow-up album, My Special Love, which generated two singles, "Stay the Night" and "I Don't Want You to Go".
1984 28 Years Old 1 More Event
1984 saw the release of Jackson's critically acclaimed album Heart Don't Lie. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, Jackson participated on the single "We Are the World", an appeal for famine relief in Ethiopia. … Read More


1987 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987 Jackson was featured as a special guest at Minako Honda's DISPA (Disco Party) concert, joining in for the song, "Funkytown".
1988 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Katherine Jackson recalled her shock seeing La Toya dance in a suggestive manner in 1988 for the first time in her autobiography My Family, The Jacksons: "she'd been so conservative that she'd once dropped a friend who had begun wearing low-cut tops and skirts with slits in them." … Read More
In March 1989, Jackson posed topless for Playboy magazine. … Read More
1990 - 1991 2 More Events
1992 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Jackson signed a contract with the Moulin Rouge in Paris to star in her own revue, Formidable. … Read More
In 1993 in their New York home, Gordon beat Jackson repeatedly with a heavy brass dining room chair, leaving Jackson with black eyes, swollen lip and chin "the size of a clenched fist", cuts requiring 12 mouth stitches and contusions on her face, arms, legs and back. … Read More
1994 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Jackson again worked for Playboy Entertainment, becoming one of the very first celebrities to have a Celebrity Centerfold video.


2003 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Jackson publicly re-emerged on Larry King Live on March 9, 2003. … Read More
2005 49 Years Old 1 More Event
After Jack Gordon's death in 2005, Jackson was free to speak more openly about the control he exerted over her life. … Read More


2007 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 10, 2007, the reality TV show Armed & Famous premiered on CBS starring Jackson and other celebrities. … Read More
2008 - 2010 3 More Events
2011 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Jackson took part in NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, which aired from March through May 2011 and raised $65,000 for her chosen charity, AIDS Project Los Angeles. … Read More
In 2013, Jackson started her own reality series called Life With La Toya which is premiered on Oprah Winfrey's OWN.


2016 60 Years Old In 2016 she collaborated with Iranian-American pop star Andy (singer) on the single "Tehran" where she sings in Farsi. … Read More
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