Marie Osmond Biography
Marie Osmond (Olive Marie Osmond) an American country musician, doll designer, author, philanthropist, talk show host, and actress. She is a member of the show business family the Osmonds. She known for hosting ‘The Osmonds’ alongside her brother Donny. They also host known as ‘Donny and Marie’ show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Marie Osmond Age
Marie was born on 13th October 1959 in Ogden, Utah, United States.
Marie Osmond Career
Marie started her career in music along with her brothers. In 1970 she achieved success as a solo artist on the popular music charts and grew as a teen idol. She eventually got signed by MGM/Kolob Records. She released her first single in 1973 while still a solo artist; ‘Paper Roses’ was a cover song and it became a No. 1 country hit, entered the Top 5 on the Billboard magazine pop chart.
In 1974 she did another single, “In My Little Corner of the World” which was another Anita Bryant cover, and also released an album with the same title both entering the Billboard country Top 40.
She released her fourth studio album ‘This Is The Way That I Feel’ in 1977. Her latest work was ‘Music Is Medicine’ which was announced through a social media campaign in late 2015. The album was publicly released on 15th April 2016 both in CD and digital format.
Marie Osmond Dolls, Marie Osmond QVC
Marie Osmond debuted her doll line on QVC in 1991. QVC is the primary distributor for her dolls but they are also available in retail shops and through the internet.
Her first toddler doll she created was named after her mother “Olive May” and was the one that set a collectible record on QVC. Since then she has sculpted several dolls, including “Remember Me,” “Baby Adora Belle,” “Kissy and Huggs” and her hallmark doll “Adora Belle.”
Her doll collection has garnered numerous award nominations, including “Trendsetter of the Year” and Dolls magazine’s “Awards of Excellence.”
Donny and Marie Show
Donny and Marie has a show Donny & Marie since 2008 which is hosted in the 750-seat showroom at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 90 minute show was originally scheduled for a six-week run but it has run for 10 years with scheduled performances through November 16, 2019 according to the website ticketmaster.com.
During the show Marie & Donny sing together at the beginning and end of the show, and have solo segments in between. They are backed by eight dancers and a nine-piece band.
Marie Osmond Books
- 2001: Behind the Smile: My Journey Out; the book discusses her struggles with postpartum depression.
- 2009: Might As Well Laugh About It Now; The book focuses on the milestones and missteps in Osmond’s life.
- 2010: Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends; a step-by-step instructions for more than 20 projects, all designed by Osmond.
- 2013: The Key Is Love: My Mother’s Wisdom, A Daughter’s Gratitude; It focuses on the values of her mother.
- Marie Osmond Net Worth
- Marie has an estimated net worth of $24 Million.
Marie Osmond Movies and TV Shows
- 1975 – Hugo the Hippo as Singing Voice
- 1976 – Donny & Marie Osmond 1976 Christmas Show as Herself
- 1976–1979 – Donny & Marie (1976 TV series) as Herself / Host / Various Characters
- 1977 – Donny & Marie Osmond 1977 Christmas Show as Herself
- 1978 – Goin’ Coconuts as Marie
- 1978 – The Gift of Love as Beth Atherton
- 1978 – Donny & Marie 1978 Christmas Show as Herself
- 1979 – Marie (TV pilot) as Marie Owens
- 1979 – Donny & Marie 1979 Christmas Special as Herself
- 1980 – Marie (1980 TV series) as Herself / Host / Various Characters
- 1980 – The Osmond Family Christmas Special as Herself
- 1981 – The Osmond Family Holiday Special as Herself
- 1982 – Side by Side: The True Story of the Osmond Family as Olive Osmond
- 1982 – Rooster as Sister Mae Davis
- 1982 – The Love Boat as Maria Rosselli
- 1983 – I Married Wyatt Earp as Josephine ‘Josie’ Marcus
- 1984 – The Velveteen Rabbit as Velveteen Rabbit / Fairy Princess (voice)
- 1984 – Rose Petal Place as Rose Petal (voice)
- 1985 – Rose Petal Place: Real Friends as Rose Petal (voice)
- 1985 – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! as a Co-Host
- 1986 – Marie Osmond’s Merry Christmas as Herself
- 1995–1996 – Maybe This Time as Julia Wallace
- 1996 – Almost Perfect as Herself
- 1998 – Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night as The Queen (voice)
- 1998–2000 – Donny & Marie (1998 TV series) as a Host
- 1999 – Diagnosis: Murder as Herself
- 1999 – O’ Christmas Tree as Star (voice)
- 2000 – Movie Stars as Herself
- 2007 – Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 5) as a Contestant
- 2012 – Ladies and Gentlemen… Marie Osmond as Herself
- 2012–2013 – Marie (talk show) as Herself / Host
- Marie Osmond Albums
- 2016: Music Is Medicine
- 2010: I Can Do This
- 1989: Steppin’ Stone
- 1988: All in Love
- 1986: I Only Wanted You
- 1985: There’s No Stopping Your Heart
- 1977: This is the Way That I Feel
- 1975: Who’s Sorry Now
- 1974: In My Little Corner of the World
- 1973: Paper Roses
Marie Osmond Songs
- Paper Roses
- Deep Purple
- There’s No Stoppin’ Your Heart
- Read My Lips
- Soul and Inspiration
- A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll
- In My Little Corner of the World
- Everybody’s Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
- I Only Wanted You
- Until I Fall in Love Again
- It Takes Two
- Baby You’re Crazy
- I’ll Be Faithful to You
- Take Me Back Again
- Like a Hurricane
- May Tomorrow Be a Perfect Day
- Then There’s You
- A” My Name Is Alice
- Give Me a Good Song
- Living on My Suspicion
- True Love Lasts Forever
- A Beautiful Life
- Least of All You
- Lonely as the Night Is Long
- Everything Good Reminds Me Of You
- Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
- My Home Town Boy
- Please Tell Him That I Said Hello
- Winning Combination
- Baby, I’m Sold on You
- You’re My Superman
- One of These Days
Marie Osmond Death
Marie has battled depression, in August 2006 several U.S. tabloids suggested that she had attempted suicide. Her publicity team denied the reports and claimed she had suffered an adverse reaction to a medication she was taking.
Marie Osmond Height and Weight
Marie stands at a height of 5 ft 5 inches (1.65 m). She also has a body weight of 120lbs.
Marie Osmond Weight Loss
In 2007 Marie weighed 165 pounds but by 2009 she had shed 45 pounds with the help of the NutriSystem diet plan. During an interview she said that she believed most of her weight struggles were caused by the entertainment industry.
“You see the Twiggy models, and you [feel like you] have to be emaciated to be accepted in society. There were a lot of head trips. … Every week I was standing by Raquel Welch and Cheryl Tiegs and Cheryl Ladd, and I’m 14 and looking really stupid. I think that girls do that, [and] women do that. We compare our worst to everybody’s best.”
Marie Osmond Family, Parents and Siblings
Marie was born as the only daughter of Olive May (1925–2004) and George Virl Osmond (1917–2007). She is the eighth of nine siblings. Her seven brothers are Virl Osmond, Tom Osmond, Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Jay Osmond, Donny Osmond and Jimmy Osmond.
Her brothers are also in the show business, singing and performing together on national television as The Osmond Brothers.
Marie Osmond Donny Osmond
Marie and Donny Osmond are siblings, in 1975 they hosted a special variety show which was later picked up mid-season as a weekly variety show and began airing in 1976 as Donny & Marie, and ran on ABC until 1978 before it was renamed The Osmond Family Hour in 1979.
Marie Osmond Married
Marie has been married thrice and engaged once. She was engaged to Jeff Clayton in 1979 but she called off the engagement in July the same year. At the time she told that she did not want to joke around with marriage. She argued that it was hard to make a commitment and that marriage was a serious relationship.
Marie married Stephen Lyle Craig, a Brigham Young University basketball player on 26th June 1982. They later divorced in October 1985 after being together for only 3 years.
On 28th October 1986, Marie proceeded to get married again to Brian Blosil at the Jordan River Temple in Utah. On 30th March 2007, Osmond and Blosil published that they were separating with both parties releasing a mutual statement stating that neither one assigned fault for their divorce.
4 years later, Marie remarried her first husband Stephen Craig on 4th May 2011, they did their marriage in a small ceremony in the Las Vegas Nevada Temple wearing her dress from the 1982 wedding.
Marie Osmond Wedding
Osmond revealed to Closer Weekly that she is happy with Steve Craig whom she got married to for the second time in 2011. They initially married from 1982 to 1985 and tied the knot again in Las Vegas at a Mormom temple then had the reception at their Nevada home.
Marie Osmond Children
Marie has eight children; 3 biological children and 5 adopted. She has a son Stephen James Craig who was born on 20th April 1983 from her first marriage to her current husband. She also has two children, a daughter, Rachael Lauren born on 19th August 1989, and a son Matthew Richard born on 6th July 1998 from her second marriage to Blosil.
Her adopted children are Jessica Marie (born on 17th December 1987), Michael Bryan (May 4, 1991 – February 26, 2010), Brandon Warren (born in November 1996), Brianna Patricia (born on 19th November 1997) and Abigail Olive May (born on 5th September 2002).
Marie Osmond Son Death
On 26th February 2010 Marie’s son Michael committed suicide by jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles. He reportedly battled depression as a result of bad grades and a visit from a former girlfriend. When an autopsy was done on him no drugs were found in his system.
In the months preceding up to his death, he had legally modified his last name from Blosil to Bryan due to an estranged connection with his father. He was laid to rest in Provo, Utah on March 8.
Marie Osmond Daughter
Marie’s daughter Jessica is bisexual, on 29th April 2009 Marie announced that Jessica was bisexual and at that time she was living with her partner in Los Angeles. She expressed her total support towards her daughter and for same-sex marriage rights.