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Success is the outcome of hard work, dedication, and persistence, this line has been very well proved by Olive Marie Osmond who is an American singer, actress, author, philanthropist, talk show host, and a member of the show business family Osmonds.
Moreover, she is eminently known for her song which is a remake of the country-pop ballad “Paper Roses”. Besides this, Marie gathered huge popularity by winning various awards such as the Country Music Association Awards of Vocal Duo of the Year for Dan Seals and Marie Osmond in 1987.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 13 October 1959, this gorgeous singer has turned 63 years old. Marie is blessed with a good height of 165 Centimetres and is 5’5” in Feet & Inches. Her blue eyes and shiny dark brown hair enhance the charm of her beauty.
She is very conscious about her physique and follows a regular diet to keep herself fit with a weight of 54 kilograms and 119 lbs in pounds. Her figure measures 39 inches breast, 27 inches waist, and 37 inches hips. Her bra size is 36C while her shoe size is 7 (US).
This stunning singer, Marie has gathered a very handsome amount of net worth through her professional career in the music industry. A huge part of her income is amassed through her acting career, her albums, and the endorsements she gets from different brands. According to the sources, Osmond’s estimated net worth is $20 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born and growing up in Ogden, Utah, USA, Marie belongs to the white ethnicity. she was born as the eighth of nine children (and the only daughter) to Olive May (mother) and George Virl Osmond (father). Moreover, Marie was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Her brothers are Alan Osmond, Tom Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Virl Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merill Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, and Donny Osmond. All of her brothers are very active in performing and singing on national television.
In fact, when she was four, she debuted as part of her brothers’ act the Osmond Brothers on The Andy Williams Show but didn’t perform with her brothers in the group’s television performances through the 1960s. As for her education, she never revealed any information about her educational background.
|Nick Name||Marie Osmond|
|Birth Place||Ogden, Utah, United States of America|
|Date of birth||13 October 1959|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’5”
In centimeters: 165 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 54 kg
In pounds: 119 lbs
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|Home town||Ogden, Utah, United States of America|
|Fathers name||George Virl Osmond|
|Mothers name||Olive May
|Brothers||Virl Osmond, Tom Osmond, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merill Osmond, Donny Osmond, and Jimmy Osmond|
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards her career, Marie took the first step towards her career in the year 1970 as a solo artist and became a teen idol. Her mother persuaded Marie to record an album. Later, Osmond signed with the family’s label MGM/Kolob Records and began making concert appearances with her brothers.
Moreover, released her first single as a solo artist titled “Paper Roses” in the year 1973. It became a No. 1 country hit, reached the Top 5 on the Billboard magazine pop chart, and achieved crossover success.
In the next year, Marie released another single, “In My Little Corner of the World”, and an album with the same title both entering the Billboard country Top 40. In the year 1975, the title song on her next album, Who’s Sorry Now was released.
Later, Osmond released her fourth studio album, titled This Is the Way That I Feel in the year 1977. The album included songs that were written for her as well as songs that were written by the Bee Gees. After that, she released a single on RCA Records titled “Who’s Counting” in the year 1984. It peaked at No. 82 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles.
In fact, this beautiful singer also collaborated with Dan Seals singing a duet called ‘Meet Me in Montana’ which became the no. 1 country hit in 1985. Some of her hit songs include, You’re Still New to Meb, I Only Wanted You, and Everybody’s Crazy ‘Bout My Baby. After that, she released the album All in Love in the year 1988 and Steppin’ Stone in 1989.
Then, Osmond did a song and a music video called “Get Closer”, also known as “First Look” or “Gotta Get a Little Closer” in the year 1990. Thereafter, she released the album titled I Can Do This in November 2010 which was full of balladry and highlighted her multi-octave voice in the song Pie Jesu.
Apart from that, in late 2015, her latest work, Music Is Medicine, was announced through a social media campaign. It was released by the online retailer Amazon.com, iTunes, and Walmart in April 2016. In fact, Billboard Top Country Albums listed Music Is Medicine as a new entry in the number 10 position for the week of May 7, 2016, marking the first return to the country charts for Osmond since the late 1980s.
Recently, while co-hosting The Talk and simultaneously on her social media, she said that she is currently working on a new operatic album that would become available in late 2020. In fact, the album titled Unexpected along with the official release date was announced as December 10, 2021, in an article in People magazine on August 26, 2021.
Other than this, Marie is also involved in acting as well. She began acting in the year 1976 in the show, Donny & Marie which was renamed The Osmond Family Hour in 1979. Besides this, she also got the opportunity to perform in the documentary series Ripley’s Believe It or Not! with Jack Palance in 1985 and 1986 for two seasons.
She also made her crucial appearance with her brother Donny in the short-lived 1995 ABC sitcom Maybe This Time. In addition to this, she became the judge on the Fox celeb reality show competition Celebrity Duets in the year 2006.
Besides acting and singing, this versatile personality also has a radio show called ‘Marie and Friends’ in 2004. Other than this, Marie has also authored three books which all are featured in the New York Times bestsellers list. These books are as follows:
Behind the Smile: My Journey Out
This outstanding book was published on May 1, 2001. It discusses her struggles with postpartum depression.
Might As Well Laugh About It Now
It was published on April 1, 2009, and focuses on the milestones and missteps in Osmond’s life. Moreover, this book was co-authored by Marcia Wilkie.
The Key Is Love
It was published on April 2, 2013, with the subtitle My Mother’s Wisdom, A Daughter’s Gratitude. It was co-authored by Marcia Wilkie and focuses on the values of her mother.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
Talking about her relationship status, Marie Osmond has been married three times and twice with the same man and was engaged to be married a fourth time. Moreover, she entered into a romantic relationship with Jeff Clayton, an acting student. The duo got engaged in 1979 but soon broke their engagement.
Besides this, Marie also revealed during an episode of Watch What Happens Live in January 2019 that she briefly dated Erik Estrada. In fact, around the same time, she also dated the singer, Andy Gibb. Thereafter, she first got married to Stephen Lyle Craig, a Brigham Young University basketball player, on June 26, 1982.
The couple was also blessed with a lovely child named Stephen James Craig on 20th June 1983. However, their relation couldn’t last long and came to an end due to some personal issues in October 1985. After that, Osmond married Brian Blosil at the Jordan River Temple in Utah on October 28, 1986.
They had two children, Rachael and Matthew. Besides this, the duo also adopted five children: Brandon, Michael, Jessica, Abigail, and Brianna. But, in March 2007, Osmond and Blosil announced their imminent divorce.
Other than this, she again tied the sacred knot of marriage with her first husband, Stephen Craig on May 4, 2011, in a small ceremony in the Las Vegas Nevada Temple wearing her dress from the 1982 wedding.
Stephen Lyle Craig,
|Husband||Stephen Lyle Craig (m. 1982; div. 1985)(m. 2011)
Brian Blosil (m. 1986; div. 2007)
|Children||Stephen James Craig, Rachael, Matthew, Brandon, Michael, Jessica, Abigail, and Brianna
Here we are providing the list of favorites of Marie Osmond:
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Destination||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Marie Osmond
- She started providing a Sunday Message via her Facebook page and Instagram several years ago.
- She launched an embroidery machine line, a sewing machine line, and embroidery designs through Bernina in the year 2006.
- Marie published a book of handcrafted project designs, Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends, (Martingale & Company) in the year 2010.
- She co-founded the non-profit organization Children’s Miracle Network on August 11, 1983, along with actor John Schneider.
- Osmond and her brother Donny did several commercial spots for Hawaiian Punch as advertising spokespeople from 1978 to 1982.
- She has also got nominations for many awards including the Academy of Country Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and Country Music Association Awards.
- She is promoting the Nutrisystem brand of weight loss meals as part of the Slimsational Stars as of 2013.
- This gorgeous star has also promoted a line of emergency food storage solutions for Wise Foods.
- She became the strategic advisor and owner of MD Complete, a line of skincare regimens available online and in national retail big box stores in January 2018.
- Osmond became the spokesperson for Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a direct marketing company in the summer of 2020.
- Donny and Marie Osmond achieved the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in the year 1976.
- She said that she suffered from severe postpartum depression in the year 1999.
- the Nevada Ballet Theatre honored Marie as its 2010 “Woman of the Year” during the theaters annual B&W gala on January 23, 2010.
- She is also a supporter of Kilmarnock Football Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.
- She revealed on April 29, 2009, that her eldest daughter, Jessica, was a lesbian.
- Her son Michael took his own life by jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles on February 26, 2010.
- Marie stated in March 2020 that she will leave her fortune to the charity upon her death saying that this would be a disservice to her children to leave the money to them noting that they need to make their own money.