Marie Osmond Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Sep, 2018
Facts of Marie Osmond
Name Marie Osmond
Father George Osmond
Mother Olive Osmond
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Ogden, Utah
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer
Net Worth $17 million
Married Yes
Married to Steve Craig (m. 2011), Brian Blosil (m. 1986), Steve Craig (m. 1982)
Children Stephen Blosil, Jessica Marie Blosil
Divorce Brian Blosil (m. 2007), Steve Craig (m. 1985)
Education Brigham Young University
Awards Country Music Association Award
Movies The Doctors
TV Show Donny & Marie
Siblings Donny Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Jay Osmond
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Marie Osmond is an American actress, singer, film screenwriter, doll designer, and a member of the show business family the Osmonds. She earned success as a solo country music artist in the 70s and 80s and is best known for her appearances in her musical career. Her best-known song is a cover of the country pop ballad "Paper Roses". She and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the television variety show Donny & Marie from 1976-1979. She has received several nominations including two Grammy nominations and has won Country Music Association Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1987.

Early Life And Education Of Marie Osmond

She was born on 13 October 1959 in Ogden, Utah. She is a daughter of George Virl Osmond and Olive May. Marie was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints.

She is the only daughters among nine children of her parents and all of her brothers have maintained a career in show business, singing and performing on national television. She studied martial arts under the tutelage of Chuck Norris.

Marie Osmond's Career

In the year 1973, Marie Osmond had her first taste of solo success with her album ‘Paper Roses’ which climbed to number one on the country music charts. The album also broke into the top five on the pop charts.

In 1974, teams of with one of her brothers Donny, she scored two pop hits ‘I’m Leaving It All Up to You’ and ‘Morning Side of the Mountain’. The sibling duo also introduced their own television show named as ‘Donny & Marie’.

Donny & Marie Osmond had several guest stars on their shows including Andy Gibb, Paul Lynde, and Kris Kristofferson. By the end of the 1970s, the ended the show for the new beginning of their career.

Her show may have been ended, but Marie Osmond continued to enjoy some success on television. She also had her own limited-run variety show, ‘Marie’ and also made a series of television movies.

She was offered the lead role of Sandy in Grease (1978) but turned down the role on moral grounds: she disagreed with the character's decision to turn to bad behavior in order to woo a boy.  

In 1979, Marie Osmond starred in ‘The Gift of Love’ with James Woods and Timothy Bottoms and she also went to play the role of her own mother ‘Olive’ in 1982’s popular show ‘Side by Side’. Reviving her country music career, she scored many hits in the 1980s.

She has also reached the top of the country charts twice in 1985 with ‘Meet Me in Montana’ and ‘There’s No Stopping Your Heart’.

Moreover, she also penned the books Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Post-Partum Depression (2001), Might as Well Laugh About It Now (2010) and Marie Osmond's Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends (2010).

Marie Osmond's Net Worth And Salary

Marie Osmond’s net worth is $20 million at present. She is a very talented and hardworking person and has been an inspiration for many people out other. More information and latest updates about Marie Osmond can be gathered from different sites including the Wikipedia.

She earned success as a solo artist on the popular music charts and became a teen idol. She alongside Donny earned $600 thousand from their album I'm Leaving It All Up to You. They earned 500 thousand from their album New Season.

Marie Osmond's Personal Life

Even with sustained professional success, Marie Osmond was experiencing significant transitions in her personal life. She was married three times! Marie first married Stephen Lyle Craig who was a Brigham Young University basketball player.

Marie gave birth to the son from that relationship on 20 April 1983 and two years later they got divorced. Again on 28 October 1986, she married Brian Blosil at the Jordan River Temple in Utah. The pair was blessed with two children Matthew Richard and Rachael Lauren.

Later, Marie Osmond adopted five children. However, on 30 March 2007, Blosil and Osmond announced their divorce. After the twenty-six years of her divorce with her first husband Stephen Lyle Craig, Osmond and Craig decided to give another chance to their marriage and the couple remarried on 4 May 2011.

They married in Las Vegas. Marie remarried her first husband wearing the same wedding dress that she wore when she was marrying him for the first time. It was surely a huge moment for both of them.

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