Happy Birthday Latoya Jackson!
Born Yvonne Jackson, she rose to fame in the 1980s and returned in 2004 with the hits “Just Wanna Dance” and “Free the World.”
She wanted to become a lawyer and focus on business law, but pursued a career in show business like her siblings.
She released the single “Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’,” appeared in Playboy, and published an autobiography that caused a rift in the Jackson family.
Her manager Jack Gordon forced her into marriage on September 5, 1989 and when she asked for an annulment six months later, he slammed her face into the corner of a table. She divorced him in 1997.
She is the older sister of music legend Janet Jackson.