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Michael Jackson

Friday, 29th August 1958 - Thursday, 25th June 2009
Gary, IN
USA


Child star turned King of Pop whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals. Jackson’s preference for the company of children, his high-pitched speaking voice, and numerous plastic surgeries earned him the nickname “Wacko Jacko.” In 2005 he was acquitted on charges of child molestation. Although his lifetime record sales tally was believed to be around 750 million, he left behind a mountain of debt. A series of comeback concerts planned for London in July was expected to make millions and help his financial situation. He was taken ill at home in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, and his personal physician tried to resuscitate him but could not. He was taken by paramedics to the hospital in full cardiac arrest, where doctors worked for more than an hour to try to revive him before pronouncing him dead at 2:26 p.m. PDT in Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2009.
~Life in Legacy

Although not a major fan I thought the songs were engaging enough, particularly Thriller which was catnip for a filmbuff as it sported Vincent Price and the work of John Landis and Rick Baker hot off of American Werewolf in London.
~The Sloth



Wiz
Scarecrow
1978
Other Lover
Himself
1985
Captain Eo
Captain Eo
1986
Moonwalker
Michael
1988
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones
1990
And the Band Played On
Himself (epilogue sequence) (archive footage)
1993
Swing Vote
Himself
1999
Men in Black 2
'M'
2002
This Is It
Himself
2009

Video
Michael Jackson - Scream
1995
Video
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
Video
Michael Jackson - Leave Me Alone
Video
Michael Jackson - You Rock My World
Performer
2001
History of Rock 'n' Roll
Rock 'n' Roll Explodes
Archive
1994
Video - Michael Jackson
Thriller
Michael
12/02/1983
Music Videos
Michael Jackson: Bad
Darryl
09/07/1987
Music Videos
Michael Jackson: Bad
Darryl
09/07/1987
Music Videos
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl
Himself
07/03/1989
Simpsons
Stark Raving Dad
Leon Kompowsky
09/19/1991
Music Videos
Michael Jackson: Black Or White
Himself, Singer
11/01/1991




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