Toya: A Family Affair - Netflix

Toya tries to pursue her career while juggling her family's problems and keeping them all out of trouble.

Toya: A Family Affair - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-04-12

Toya: A Family Affair - Katherine Jackson - Netflix

Katherine Esther Jackson (born Kattie B. Screws; May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jackson family.

Toya: A Family Affair - Early life - Netflix

Katherine Jackson was born Kattie B. Screws on May 4, 1930, in Clayton, Alabama, to Prince Albert (October 16, 1907 – January 21, 1995) and Martha Screws (née Upshaw; December 14, 1902 – April 25, 1990). The elder of two daughters, Jackson contracted polio at age two, which left her with a noticeable permanent limp. In 1934, her father changed his surname to “Scruse”, and renamed his daughter “Katherine Esther”. That year, Jackson's family moved to East Chicago, Indiana, an industrial city in northwest Indiana near Chicago. As a child, Jackson aspired to become an actress or country singer, but was dismayed to find no notable black country stars. Jackson's parents divorced when she was still a youngster. While attending Washington High School, Jackson joined the local high school band. In 1947, Katherine met Joseph Jackson, also living in East Chicago. Joseph obtained an annulment of an earlier marriage and began dating Katherine. After a year-long courtship, they married on November 5, 1949. In January 1950, they purchased a two-bedroom house in Gary. During the couple's early years in Gary, they sang together, with Joe playing guitar. After Joe's dream of a boxing career was dashed, he continued working at nearby East Chicago's Inland Steel Company. From 1950 until 1966, Jackson gave birth to 10 children, including twins Marlon and Brandon, the latter of whom died a few hours after birth.

Toya: A Family Affair - References - Netflix