Marie Osmond Biography
Marie Osmond (Olive Marie Osmond) is an American Country music singer, actress, doll designer, author, philanthropist, talk show host and a member of the show, business family the Osmonds. Despite Marie missing in her family’s singing group, she became successful as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s.
She is mostly remembered for her music work with Donny her brother. This was through the Pop Duo Donny $ Marie when the two used to host on their own Television channel back in the mid-1970s.
Her most famous song is a remix of the country-pop ballad “Paper Roses”. From 1976 to 1979, Marie and her singer brother Donny Osmond co-hosted the television variety show, Donny & Marie.
Osmond is set to premiere as the new co-host on The Talk in 2019.
Marie Birthday | Age
Marie was born on October 13, 1959, in Ogden, Utah, United States. She is 60 years old as of 2019.
Mariee Osmond Family
She’s the eighth of nine children (and the only daughter) born to Olive May (née Davis; 1925–2004) and George Virl Osmond (1917–2007).
She was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has eight brothers; Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny and Jimmy Osmond. From childhood, her brothers had a career in show business, singing and performing on national television.
Osmond has sprouted out of her brothers’ efforts on The Osmond Brothers on The Andy Williams Show when she was four. However, she did not perform with her brothers in the group’s television performances through the 1960s.
Marie Osmond Marriages | Kids | Husband
Osmond has been married three times, twice to the same man, and was engaged once.
In May 1979 she was engaged to Jeff Crayton, an acting student, but in July of that year, they canceled the engagement. During an episode of Watch What Happens Live in January 2019 she told host Andy Cohen that she briefly dated Erik Estrada. She also dated the singer Andy Gibb around the same time.
Osmond was named one of Ladies Home Journal Women of The Year in 1979. The award was presented at the Ladies Home Journal Building in New York City.
On June 26, 1982, Marie married Stephen Lyle Craig, a Brigham Young University basketball player. The following year on April 20, 1983, the two had their only child, Stephen James Craig. However, the two divorced in October 1985.
On October 28, 1986, Osmond married yet another man, Brian Blosil at the Jordan River Temple in Utah. Marie and Blosil had two children, Rachael Lauren (b. August 19, 1989) and Matthew Richard (b. July 6, 1998). They also adopted five children:
- Jessica Marie (born on December 17, 1987)
- Michael Bryan (May 4, 1991 – February 26, 2010)
- Brandon Warren (born on November 1996)
- Brianna Patricia (born on November 19, 1997)
- Abigail Olive May (born on September 5, 2002)
On March 30, 2007, Marie and Blosil announced their divorce. Both parties released a joint statement stating that neither one assigned fault for the divorce.
On May 4, 2011, she remarried her first love, Stephen Craig, in a small ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada Temple. She was wearing her dress from the 1982 wedding.
In 1999, Osmond said that she suffered from severe postpartum depression. Marie has co-authored a book called Behind the Smile with Marcia Wilkie and Dr. Judith Moore. This book exposes her experiences with the illness.
In August 2006, several U.S. tabloids suggested that she had attempted suicide. Those reports were denied by her publicity team, which claimed she had suffered an adverse reaction to a medication she was taking.
Marie Gay Daughter
On April 29, 2009, Osmond said that her oldest daughter, Jessica, was gay and had been living in Los Angeles with her partner. Osmond expressed support for her daughter and for same-sex marriage rights, and in 2010 was named Grand Marshal of the Ogden Gay Pride Parade.
In 2013 Osmond said that civil rights should be for all people. Osmond announced on June 7, 2019, via her Instagram that Jessica married her partner Sara in a civil ceremony and quoted “I could not love the two of you more!”
On January 23, 2010, The Nevada Ballet Theatre recognized Marie as its 2010 “Woman of the Year” during the theaters’ annual B&W gala.
Marie Osmond Son
On February 26, 2010, Osmond’s son Michael killed himself by jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles. He reportedly battled depression and addiction and had been in rehabilitation at the age of 12. An autopsy found no drugs in his system.
Marie Osmond & Football
Osmond is a supporter of the Kilmarnock Football Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. The club had Fred Spielman and Janice Torre’s penned song “Paper Roses” as their club anthem.
While on tour, Osmond, who in 1973 recorded and charted the song in the US up to #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart, surprised the club players in June 2014 with a meet and greet and also gave an impromptu performance at Rugby Park.
In addition, she signed autographs for the players and fans. In June 2016 she accepted and became an honorary member of the Kilmarnock Rotary Club.
Marie Osmond Other Activities
Osmond is a member of the Republican party. However, she has stated that she is not a political person.
In February 2016, Osmond and her brother, Donny were characterized at the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. The figures are dressed in costumes the siblings donated from their Las Vegas show.
Osmond is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In 1976, Karl Engemann took over managing the recording careers of the Osmond brothers. In 1979, he was further appointed a personal manager in various career stages of all the Osmond entities including Marie Osmond. However, in December 2009, Karl parted ways with Marie over a legal dispute.
Marie Osmond Books
Osmond has authored three books, all of which featured in the New York Times bestsellers list.
Behind the Smile: My Journey Out
This book was published on May 1, 2001, and discusses her struggles with postpartum depression.
Might As Well Laugh About It Now
This book focuses on the milestones and missteps in Osmond’s life. It was published on April 1, 2009, and was co-authored by Marcia Wilkie.
The Key Is Love
This book was published on April 2, 2013, with the subtitle My Mother’s Wisdom, A Daughter’s Gratitude. It focuses on the values of her mother and was co-authored by Marcia Wilkie.
Las Vegas Show Donny & Marie
- Main article: Flamingo Las Vegas
Since 2008, the 750-seat showroom at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been home to Donny & Marie, a 90-minute variety show that was originally scheduled for a six-week run.
The show is now in its eleventh year, with scheduled performances through November 16, 2019, according to the website ticketmaster.com.
Osmond and the show earned three of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards in 2012 including “Best Show”, “Best All-Around Performer” (Donny & Marie), and “Best Singer”.
It was announced that the Las Vegas residency will come to an end with the last performance scheduled for November 16, 2019.
Dancing with the Stars
- Main article: Dancing with the Stars (US season 5)
On August 29, 2007, it was announced that Osmond would appear as a celebrity contestant on the fifth season of the ABC show, paired with Jonathan Roberts, 2004 US Rising Star Latin Champion.
On November 27, 2007, Osmond came in third place in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars. She fainted after her performance in the fifth week, stating, “I forgot to breathe.”
Donny would go on to win the ninth season.
Marie Osmond Awards & Nominations
- 1973 Grammy Awards
- 1985 Academy of Country Music Awards
- Grammy Awards
- 1986 Academy of Country Music Awards
- 1987 Country Music Association Awards
Marie Osmond Net Worth
American singer and actress, Marie’s net worth is estimated to be more than $20 million, as of 2019.
Marie Osmond Physical Statistics
- Height 5 feet 5 inches
- Body Measurement 39-27-37 inches
- Weight 54 Kg
- Hair Color Dark Brown