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Also Known As: Sharon Arden, Sharon Rachel Levy Died:
Born: October 9, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: music manager, media personality, promoter, presenter

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As the wife and manager of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, the diminutive Sharon Osbourne forged a towering reputation in the music industry as one not to be trifled with well before her profanity-laced family antics became a fixture on the popular reality series, "The Osbournes" (MTV, 2002-05). Faced with the daunting prospects of being a woman in an man's world and managing a drugged-addled rocker without a band or a dime to his name, Osbourne used her sharp tongue and hair-trigger temper to pull him out of his financial morass to create a nearly $68 million fortune, an enviable accomplishment for someone who struggled daily with the demons that consumed both herself and her husband. She did this by introducing the world to the behind the scenes chaos of her family on "The Osbournes," and even allowed cameras to continue rolling as she battled a serious form of colon cancer. Having recovered stronger than before, Osbourne appeared as one of the hosts on the British version of "The X Factor" (ITV, 2004- ) while sitting initially alongside Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff, and later with Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 2006- ). Regardless of her tough persona that...

As the wife and manager of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, the diminutive Sharon Osbourne forged a towering reputation in the music industry as one not to be trifled with well before her profanity-laced family antics became a fixture on the popular reality series, "The Osbournes" (MTV, 2002-05). Faced with the daunting prospects of being a woman in an man's world and managing a drugged-addled rocker without a band or a dime to his name, Osbourne used her sharp tongue and hair-trigger temper to pull him out of his financial morass to create a nearly $68 million fortune, an enviable accomplishment for someone who struggled daily with the demons that consumed both herself and her husband. She did this by introducing the world to the behind the scenes chaos of her family on "The Osbournes," and even allowed cameras to continue rolling as she battled a serious form of colon cancer. Having recovered stronger than before, Osbourne appeared as one of the hosts on the British version of "The X Factor" (ITV, 2004- ) while sitting initially alongside Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff, and later with Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 2006- ). Regardless of her tough persona that more often than not rattled more than a few cages, Osbourne remained a powerful figure in the music industry, a steady presence on reality television, and a matriarchal figure at home.

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 We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'N' Roll (2000) Herself--Talent Manager
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 46th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2004) Presenter
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At age 17, began working for her father, Don Arden, who managed Black Sabbath
1979:
Took over management of Ozzy Osbourne after he was fired from Black Sabbath
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Formed her own international company, Sharon Osbourne Management
1996:
Launched the Ozzfest summer touring festival, after Ozzy was rejected from several other rock festivals
2002:
Appeared with her family in the MTV reality show, "The Osbournes"
2003:
Hosted the short-lived syndicated talk show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show"
2003:
With her family, hosted the 30th Annual American Music Awards
2004:
Was a Judge and Mentor for the UK reality talent show, "The X Factor"
2005:
Published autobiography, <i>Extreme</i>; co-authored by Penelope Dening
2006:
Was the Judge for the spin-off show, "The X Factor: Battle of the Stars," along with Simon Cowell
2006:
Hosted the short-lived UK version of her talk show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show"
2007:
Joined the second season of NBC's "America's Got Talent," as a Judge along with Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff
2007:
Published the follow-up to her first autobiography, titled <i>Survivor</i>
2008:
Hosted the second season of VH1's "Rock of Love: Charm School"
2010:
Joined the third season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"
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