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Also Known As: Olive Marie Osmond Died:
Born: October 13, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ogden, Utah, USA Profession: singer, TV host, actor

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Rocketing to fame at an early age alongside her brother, the only thing more remarkable than Marie Osmond's eternal optimism was her longevity as an entertainer and cunning as a businesswoman. Introduced to America at the age of three alongside her siblings, The Osmond Brothers, Osmond had her first hit single, "Paper Roses," by the age of 14. Soon after, she began a lifelong professional collaboration with her brother Donny on the chart-topping song "I'm Leaving it All Up to You" in 1974. Two years later, they became bona fide television stars on the variety show "Donny & Marie"(ABC, 1976-79). A run at an acting career yielded TV movies like "I Married Wyatt Earp" (NBC, 1983), while stage work in such Broadway musicals as "The Sound of Music" garnered Osmond far more recognition. Outside of performing, Osmond showed her entrepreneurial spirit with a massively successful line of porcelain dolls and crafting designs sold through QVC and a run at the mirror ball trophy on the 2007 season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) which endeared her to millions of fans, old and new. More popular than she had been in years, she reteamed with Donny for a long-running stage production at the Las Vegas...

Rocketing to fame at an early age alongside her brother, the only thing more remarkable than Marie Osmond's eternal optimism was her longevity as an entertainer and cunning as a businesswoman. Introduced to America at the age of three alongside her siblings, The Osmond Brothers, Osmond had her first hit single, "Paper Roses," by the age of 14. Soon after, she began a lifelong professional collaboration with her brother Donny on the chart-topping song "I'm Leaving it All Up to You" in 1974. Two years later, they became bona fide television stars on the variety show "Donny & Marie"(ABC, 1976-79). A run at an acting career yielded TV movies like "I Married Wyatt Earp" (NBC, 1983), while stage work in such Broadway musicals as "The Sound of Music" garnered Osmond far more recognition. Outside of performing, Osmond showed her entrepreneurial spirit with a massively successful line of porcelain dolls and crafting designs sold through QVC and a run at the mirror ball trophy on the 2007 season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) which endeared her to millions of fans, old and new. More popular than she had been in years, she reteamed with Donny for a long-running stage production at the Las Vegas Flamingo in 2008 and later realized her dream of hosting a daytime talk show of her own with "Marie" (Hallmark, 2012- ). Despite her squeaky clean image, over the years of highs and lows Osmond ultimately revealed herself to be a survivor.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Inside the Osmonds (2001) Herself
2.
 Get Bruce (1999) Herself
3.
 I Married Wyatt Earp (1983) Josephine Marcus
5.
 Rooster (1982) Sister Mae Davis
6.
 Hugo The Hippo (1978) Voice
7.
 Goin' Coconuts (1978) Marie
8.
 Gift of Love, The (1978) Beth Atherton
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1963:
Made TV debut at age three on "The Andy Williams Show" (NBC)
1972:
Had hit record with "Paper Roses"
1975:
With brother, headlined ABC TV special "The Donny and Marie Show"
1975:
Voiced a character in animated "Hugo the Hippo"
1976:
Starred alongside brother on ABC variety series "Donny and Marie"
1977:
Released own line of cosmetics sold at K-Mart
1978:
With brother, co-starred in feature film "Goin' Coconuts"
1978:
Issued own line of clothing patterns for Butterick
1979:
TV movie acting debut, "The Gift of Love" (ABC)
1980:
Headlined NBC variety show "Marie"
1982:
Portrayed her mother in TV biography "Side by Side: The Story of the Osmond Family" (NBC)
1983:
Starred as Josephine Marcus in TV movie "I Married Wyatt Earp" (NBC)
1985:
Co-hosted "Ripley's Believe It or Not" (ABC)
1992:
Toured as Maria in "The Sound of Music"
1998:
Made Broadway debut as Anna in "The King and I"
1998:
With brother, co-hosted syndicated daily talk show "Donny & Marie"
1999:
With Donny, hosted the Miss America pageant
2001:
Appeared as herself in TV movie "Inside The Osmonds" (ABC), produced by younger brother Jimmy Osmond
2002:
Co-authored <i>Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression</i> with Marcia Wilkie and Dr. Judith Moore
2004:
Hosted radio show "Marie And Friends"; canceled after 10 months
2006:
Served as judge on short-lived series "Celebrity Duets" (Fox)
2007:
Competed on fifth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with professional partner Jonathan Roberts
2008:
With brother Donny, headlined 90-minute variety show at Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV
2009:
Wrote another memoir <i>Might As Well Laugh About it Now</i>
2010:
Teamed with brother Donny for "Donny & Marie ¿ A Broadway Christmas" at Broadway¿s Marriott Marquis Theatre
2012:
Executive produced and hosted talk show "Marie" (Hallmark Channel)
2013:
Wrote about coping with her 18-year-old son's 2010 suicide in <i>The Key Is Love</i>
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Notes

There is an official family website at www.osmond.com

Osmond reportedly turned down the role of Sandy in the film version of "Grease" because she found the script too raunchy.

Since 1991, she has had her own line of dolls which are sold on QVC.

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husband:
Steve Craig. Married in 1982; divorced in 1985.
husband:
Brian Blosil. Record producer. Born c. 1952; second husband; married in 1986; separated in January 2000; Osmond announced their reconciliation in August 2000; reportedly separated again in late 2001.

Family close complete family listing

father:
George Virl Osmond.
mother:
Olive May Osmond. Died May 9th, 2004.
brother:
George Virl Osmond Jr. Born on October 19, 1945; hearing-impaired; married with seven children.
brother:
Thomas Rulon Osmond. Born on October 26, 1947; married twice; has nine children.
brother:
Alan R Osmond. Entertainer. Born on June 22, 1949; has eight sons who perform as The Osmonds-Second Generation.
brother:
Wayne Osmond. Entertainer. Born on August 28, 1951; married with five children.
brother:
Merrill Osmond. Entertainer, theater owner. Operates a theater in Branson, Missouri; married with six children.
brother:
Jay Osmond. Entertainer, producer. Married with three sons; produced "The Donny and Marie Show".
brother:
Donny Osmond. Singer, actor. Born on December 9, 1957; married with five children.
brother:
Jimmy Osmond. Businessman, singer. Born on April 16, 1963; married with one daughter.
son:
Stephen Blosil. Born c. 1983; father, Steve Craig; appeared with mother in "The Sound of Music".
daughter:
Jessica Blosil.
daughter:
Rachel Blosil.
son:
Michael Blosil.
daughter:
Brianna Blosil. Born in 1997; adopted.
son:
Matthew R Blosil. Born on July 6, 1999.
daughter:
Abigail. Adopted in late 2002.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Marie Osmond's Guide to Beauty, Health and Style" Simon & Schuster
"Marie Osmond's Exercises for Mothers-To-Be"
"Behind My Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression" Warner Books

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