She went on to release a number of successful albums including When Rebbie Jackson's mother Katherine became a Jehovah's Witness in 1965, Jackson followed suit and become a devoted member of the religion.
She normally lets her more famous siblings take the limelight, but the 'other Jackson' made a rare appearance on U. The 59-year-old, born Maureen Reillette, was appearing on TV to talk about her younger brother Michael's three children whom she lived with immediately after his death.Rebbie yesterday told NCS's Today Show Michael's sons Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket were 'stable' and 'doing fine.' She was asked if their father's death had forced the children to grow up quicker. 'You are right, it can force them to grow up quicker as they are without their father.''But they are with family members, they are insulated, surrounded by a lot of cousins, I think it is helping them to be stable. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, she is the eldest child of the Jackson family of musicians. And although the family resemblance was obvious it was clear Rebbie, the oldest of the ten Jackson children, has indulged in fewer visits to the plastic surgeon than some of her more famous siblings.Although not seen often in public now, Rebbie was a child star like her brothers, beginning her singing career in 1974 and performing with them in their groundbreaking Las Vegas shows .