This is the true story of Jonathan Spence and how he became one of Michael Jackson’s special friends.
Jonathan’s parents, John Spence-Abrahams and Marion Horton, were married at St Mary’s Church in South Kensington, England, on the 5th January 1964.
Andersen’s paragraph above contains the kind of errors typical to much of the publicly available information about Jonathan Spence.
Spence was actually twelve years old at the time Captain EO was filmed; he wasn’t an actor; he was friends with Jackson for much longer than a year; and their friendship didn’t end after filming was completed.
On the 2nd of April 1965 their daughter Sarah Jane arrived, and eight years later, on the 15th of February 1973, they were blessed with a son, Jonathan.