LaToya, Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Katherine Jackson
Katherine was the first to recognize her late son Michael Jackon’s musical talents when she noticed that he was singing and dancing to the radio on beat, at age 4, but she encouraged all ten of her children in their musical efforts. Eight of them saluted her in the forward for her 1990 autobiography My Family. "Every child thinks their mother is the greatest mother in the world, but we Jacksons never lost that feeling," the King of Pop wrote in Moonwalk, his 1988 autobiography. "Because of Katherine's gentleness, warmth and attention, I can't imagine what it's like to grow up without a mother's love."