Marie Osmond
American actress and singer
Marie Osmond
Olive Marie Osmond is an American singer, actress, doll designer, and a member of the show business family The Osmonds. Although she was never part of her family's singing group, she gained success as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known song is a cover of the country pop ballad "Paper Roses. " In 1976, she and her singer brother Donny Osmond began hosting the TV variety show Donny & Marie.
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Marie Osmond backtracks on Trump inauguration remarks
Fox News - about 1 month
Marie Osmond says her comments about being open to performing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration were taken out of context.
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Marie Osmond heads to Wall Street
Fox News - about 2 months
Star to ring opening bell
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What Every CEO Can Learn from Nashville
Huffington Post - 4 months
I grew up in New York, went to grad school in Boston and traveled the world in executive roles with Reader's Digest. But, I'd never been to Nashville until the summer of '16. Despite not having a beach, gambling or a major amusement park, the Nashville "brand" has never performed better, attracting record crowds. They must be, as the song says, "doing something right." Sponsoring the Country Music Festival and attending with a team from Nutrisystem was certainly memorable, as was the city and its savvy charm. During our time on the ground, I was privileged to meet with government officials, event organizers, executives and celebrities all of whom contribute to the unique flare that has made the city a breakout hit attracting more than 13 million visitors annually. As the 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS get underway this week, here are some quick takeaways from my time on the ground. I'm considering them business reminders or notes to myself about the brand called Nashville and what we ...
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Marie Osmond still gets butterflies
Fox News - 11 months
Out with a new country album
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New Church Problems: Mormonism
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Mormon Church is a fairly new religion, not quite 200 years old. It was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, and though Mormons believe that it re-established the original church of Christ, and in fact that resurrected beings in the form of Peter, James, and John, John the Baptist, Elijah the Prophet of the Old Testament, and Christ Himself, appeared to guide and to restore priesthood power, there are many problems of the Mormon Church today that are typical of newer religions, which older religions no longer struggle with. These problems include: 1. Image and visibility 2. Demands to be included among other world religions 3. Justifications of past wrongs 4. Re-writing of history 5. Frequent excommunication of dissenters 6. Missionary work 7. Pressure to have large families 8. Becoming world-wide 9. In-fighting among the faithful 10. Creation of a "canon" Because Mormonism is such a new church and is still quite small in comparison to Catholicism or mainstream Prot ...
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Postpartum Depression Is More Common Than You Think
Huffington Post - over 1 year
There is nothing glamorous about postpartum depression....just ask Hayden Panettiere, Brooke Shields, Marie Osmond, Gwyneth Paltrow or Courtney Cox bringing to light their experiences of severe postpartum depression. I thought it would be helpful to discuss this scary topic and how easy it is to become a victim of it. It shouldn't take shocking news stories to make you realize the necessity to know more about this common mental condition. Once your baby is born, you think your body and mind have done all the hard work. So how come the postpartum period can sometimes feel like a perfect storm? The postpartum period officially starts once the baby is born and continues for six weeks at least! I usually tell my patients they get a postpartum pregnancy "pass" for nine months. The hospitals departing gift of granny panties perfectly highlights your terrifying abdomen, which still looks pregnant for another four weeks, but definitely holds the oversized tampax and ice packs perfectl ...
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Marie Osmond Debuts Newborn Baby Grandson on The Talk: See the Picture!
US Magazine - about 3 years
Marie Osmond sure is an "excited" new grandma! The 54-year-old singer brought her little grandson out while guest hosting CBS' The Talk on Friday, Jan. 17. PHOTOS: 2013's babies of the year Osmond introduced Stephen James Craig Jr., the first child for her oldest son (whom the little one was named after), and the first grandchild for the Hollywood star. She then announced that the newborn, who arrived on Dec. 18, one week before his due date in December, was actually on set! PHOTOS: Famous star families Swadled in a white blanket that matched Osmond's white blazer, the nearly one-month-old baby was well-behaved before the audience: he sat still and smiled as his grandmother passed him along to cohost Julie Chen. Osmond's daughter-in-law Claire Olds was also in the audience and recalled the entertainer's very first encounter with Stephen Jr. It was late at night so the exhausted new mom and her husband handed off the baby to grandma Marie. PHOTOS: Famous family feuds ...
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Osmond cooks, cleans toilets
CNN - over 3 years
Musical icon Marie Osmond talks about success, rewards, and her family
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Osmond cooks and clean toilets
CNN - over 3 years
Musical icon Marie Osmond talks about success, rewards, and her family
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Why Did Marie Osmond Go Blonde?
People Magazine - over 3 years
She’s a little bit country, and with a shaggy blonde crop, she’s a whole lot rock ‘n’ roll. But what led Marie Osmond to upset that delicate balance with her sexy new do? As it turns out, it’s only temporary: It’s a wig she wears so she can go out in public with her family without attracting too much attention (though we imagine walking around with seven kids might negate the effects of the wig somewhat!). “This is my mommy hair,” she said on The Wendy Williams Show, where she shocked the host with her bold new look. “When I go out with my kids, I never go as me … My children only know me as a blonde!” RELATED PHOTOS: Love her hair! Celebs with styles we covet. She confessed to having a constant rotation of wigs in her arsenal, as well as having had “every hair do and don’t on the planet” with her natural style. Osmond and Williams both reminisced fondly about Osmond’s groundbreaking short haircut from the ’70s. “[Famed hairstylist] Suga cut my hair … and then everybody who had ...
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Henry G. Brinton: Curing Isolation and Loneliness Through Hospitality
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Episcopal priest Tom Ehrich wonders if social isolation explains the actions of the Tsarnaev brothers, who set off bombs during the Boston Marathon last spring, killing three and wounding over 170. He notes that the older brother, Tamerlan, was quoted as saying, "I don't have a single American friend. I don't understand them." One theory is that he felt so isolated that he reconnected with his Chechnyan roots and then lashed out at Americans with violence. While isolation is no excuse for terrorism, it is a growing problem in America. Sometimes it results in suicide instead of homicide. In early 2010, two celebrity suicides made the national news. First, an actor named Andrew Koenig hanged himself after suffering from severe depression. Then Marie Osmond's son jumped from his eighth-floor apartment after saying that his depression had left him feeling friendless. Suicides now outnumber homicides in the United States and they are most common among the young and the ol ...
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GOP Lawmaker Calls For Ending Mandatory Education
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Republican state senator in Utah is calling for the end of mandatory education in the state. State Sen. Aaron Osmond (R-South Jordan) wrote on the state Senate blog Friday that mandatory education in the state has forced teachers and schools to take on parenting responsibilities. Prior to the mandate taking effect in 1890, he wrote, education was "an opportunity" and parents were more engaged. He also wrote that teachers were more respected. The Deseret News first reported Osmond's blog post on Tuesday. Osmond is the nephew of entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond. His father, Virl, was not a member of The Osmonds. Osmond wrote: Some parents completely disengage themselves from their obligation to oversee and ensure the successful education of their children. Some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system. As a result, our teachers and schools have been forced to bec ...
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Marie Osmond loses Hallmark show, gets syndicated show in 2014
LATimes - over 3 years
Marie Osmond, whose daytime talk show was just canceled by Hallmark Channel, is planning for a syndicated talk show in 2014.
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Marie Osmond gets 'Your Show is Canceled' card from Hallmark Channel
LATimes - over 3 years
Marie Osmond got some unwelcome news from the Hallmark Channel, the home of her daytime talk show.
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WATCH: Marie Osmond Makes A Huge Announcement
Popeater - over 3 years
Marie Osmond shared some exciting family news on CBS' "The Talk" Monday afternoon. "I'm pregnant!" Well, not quite. The singer, actress and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestent admitted she was joking, revealing the actual news: "No... but my daughter-in-law is! And I'm so excited. I'm going to be a grandma!" A first-time grandmother, Osmond, 53, joins the ranks of fellow celebrity grandmothers, or "glammas" as Goldie Hawn would prefer to be called, who won't let becoming a grandparent make them feel old. And the way her son revealed the news is just as sweet as Osmond's obvious joy at being a grandmother. To find out how Marie Osmond learned she was going to be a grandma, watch the video above. (h/t People)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marie Osmond
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 56
    In June 2016 she accepted and became an honorary member of the Kilmarnock Rotary Club.
    More Details Hide Details Marie Osmond is a member of the Republican party. However, she has stated that she is not a political person.
    In February 2016, Marie and her brother, Donny were characterized at the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details The figures are dressed in costumes that the siblings donated from their Las Vegas show.
    As of 2016, there is no longer any reference to her on the company's website.
    More Details Hide Details Together with her husband, Marie is promoting a product for home workout from Body Gym. She has appeared on QVC in several appearances in 2015-16. Osmond has been married three times, to two different men.
  • 2014
    Age 54
    Osmond is a supporter of Kilmarnock Football Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. The club adopted the song "Paper Roses" as their club anthem. While on tour, Osmond (who is recorded this song), surprised the club players in June 2014 with a meet and greet and also gave an impromptu performance at Rugby Park.
    More Details Hide Details In addition she signed autographs for the players and fans.
    With this successful tour, many cities inquired to be included on the 2014 schedule with Washington, D.C., Toronto and Mashantucket selected.
    More Details Hide Details One of the dates for the 2015 show was announced on Marie's twitter for December 12, 2015 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The Vegas show was moved to Caesars Atlantic City for a residency in August 2014. The same backup dancers and band were used along with most of the Vegas wardrobe and set list with some tailoring for the New Jersey audience. The show ran August 8–21, 2014. Along with actor John Schneider, Osmond co-founded the non-profit organization Children's Miracle Network in 1983. The CMN is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals around the world. From 1978-1980, Marie and her brother Donny did several commercial spots for Hawaiian Punch as advertising spokespeople. Osmond is promoting the Nutrisystem brand of weight loss meals as part of the Slimsational Stars. Osmond promoted a line of emergency food storage solutions for Wise Foods. She signed on in September 2013 as the company spokesperson using her likeness on the company website and TV commercials.
  • 2012
    Age 52
    On October 1, 2012, she debuted her new variety show Marie to 320,000 viewers on Hallmark Channel.
    More Details Hide Details The show went into reruns on the Reelz Channel and was later canceled.
  • 2011
    Age 51
    On May 4, 2011, Osmond remarried her first husband, Steven Craig, in a small ceremony in the Las Vegas Nevada Temple wearing her dress from the 1982 wedding.
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  • 2010
    Age 50
    On February 26, 2010, Osmond's son Michael committed suicide by jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details He reportedly battled depression and addiction and had been in rehabilitation at the age of 12. The autopsy released on April 21, 2010 revealed that no drugs were found in his system.
    On January 23, 2010, The Nevada Ballet Theatre honored her as its 2010 Woman of the Year during the theaters annual B&W gala.
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    In interviews Osmond has expressed support for her daughter and for same sex marriage rights, and in 2010 was named Grand Marshal of the Ogden Gay Pride Parade.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013 Marie is quoted in the Huffington Post stating that civil rights needs to be for all.
  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 49
    On April 29, 2009, Osmond revealed that her oldest daughter, Jessica, is a lesbian and had been living in Los Angeles with her girlfriend.
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    In 2009, a 16" vinyl Fashion Doll of Marie Osmond "Grand Finale Fashion" was debuted at Osmond's 50th birthday party in Las Vegas in celebration of her 50th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Osmond's doll collection has garnered numerous award nominations, including "Trendsetter of the Year" and Dolls magazine's "Awards of Excellence." In 2006, Osmond launched an embroidery machine line, a sewing machine line and embroidery designs through Bernina. She has been featured on the cover of Designs in Machine Embroidery. In 2010, Osmond published a book of handcrafted project designs, Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends, (Martingale & Company). The book contained step-by-step instructions for more than 20 projects, all designed by Osmond. Projects include her "Paper Roses" quilt, bags, aprons, and gifts for babies, teens, friends and pets. The book also features several childhood photos. Osmond has a line of sewing machines with Janome and a fabric line with Quilting Treasures. With the success of the 2010-11 Broadway Christmas show, both Marie and Donny took it on the road in 2012 and 2013. The 2013 show was sold out in most of the cities where it played and consisted of two 75-minute segments with a brief intermission. Many of the dancers from the Las Vegas show were also used during this tour and incorporated many of the Vegas songs and videos, while adding Christmas classics and costumes.
    In 2009, Osmond debuted her dolls on The Shopping Channel in Canada.
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  • 2007
    Age 47
    On November 27, 2007, Osmond came in third place on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details She became famous on the show for fainting after her performance in the fifth week, stating, "I forgot to breathe." Her brother, Donny, would go on to win the ninth season.
    On August 29, 2007, it was announced that Osmond would appear as a celebrity contestant on the fifth season of the ABC show, paired with Jonathan Roberts, 2004 US Rising Star Latin Champion.
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  • 2006
    Age 46
    In August 2006, it was suggested by several U.S. tabloids that she had attempted suicide.
    More Details Hide Details These reports were denied by her publicity team, which claimed she had suffered an adverse reaction to a medication she was taking.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 38
    Marie and her brother hosted a syndicated 60 minute talk show from September 1998 to May 2000. Since 2008, the 750-seat showroom at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada has been home to Donny & Marie, a 90-minute variety show. The old style showroom was updated in 2014 and renamed the Donny and Marie Theater.
    More Details Hide Details The singing siblings are backed by eight dancers and a nine piece band. Both Donny and Marie sing together at the beginning and end of the show, and have solo segments in between. They recently extended their contract until November 2016. Osmond and the show earned three of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best of Las Vegas Awards in 2012 including "Best Show", "Best All-Around Performer" (Donny & Marie), and "Best Singer".
  • 1995
    Age 35
    She returned to television first in the short-lived 1995 ABC sitcom Maybe This Time and then with brother Donny in 1998 to co-host Donny and Marie, a talk/entertainment show that lasted two seasons.
    More Details Hide Details Osmond reappeared as herself in the television movie Inside the Osmonds (2001), which showed how the brothers' egos, their father's fiscal mismanagement, and the family's quest to build a multimedia empire led to their downfall. The film was produced by her younger brother, Jimmy Osmond. In 2006, she was a judge on the short-lived Fox celeb reality show competition Celebrity Duets that was produced by Simon Cowell. It was once reported by Entertainment Tonight Magazine that Osmond would join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, the long-running CBS daytime soap opera, but she never appeared. In 2004, Osmond had a radio show syndicated to adult contemporary radio stations, Marie and Friends, that was canceled after 10 months. In October 1978, she and Donny released their film Goin' Coconuts (originally titled "Aloha Donny & Marie") which was not a financial success.
    She released only one song that charted in 1995 titled "What Kind of Man (Walks On a Woman)".
    More Details Hide Details In November 2010, she released the album titled I Can Do This that was full of balladry and really highlighted her multi octave voice in the song "Pie Jesu". It contained fourteen songs and all of the proceeds were donated to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Osmond's latest work Music Is Medicine was announced through a social media campaign in late 2015. The online retailer Amazon.com along with Apple's iTunes and the brick and mortar giant Walmart released this album on April 15, 2016 in both CD and digital format. Amazon has an exclusive pre-release of an autographed vinyl pressing that will be available on November 18, 2016. This is Osmond's first new album in five years and only her second in the last 25 years. The album was produced by Jason Deere, with whom she has worked in the past. Additional guest artists are Marty Roe, Olivia Newton-John, Sisqó, John Rich and Alex Boyé. The album was released through Osmond's own label Oliveme LLC.
  • 1991
    Age 31
    In 1991, Osmond debuted her doll line on QVC.
    More Details Hide Details While QVC continues to be a primary source of distribution for her dolls, Osmond also carries her line in retail stores, through Internet sales in the United States and worldwide, and direct response. Her first sculpture, a toddler doll she created and named after her mother, "Olive May". set a collectible record on QVC. Since then, Osmond has sculpted several dolls, including "Remember Me", "Baby Adora Belle", "Kissy and Huggs" and her hallmark doll "Adora Belle".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 28
    In 1988, she released the album All in Love and Steppin' Stone in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Both albums failed to garner any success in the billboard charts due to the changing styles of country music. Steppin' Stone would be her last country album of the 1980s.
  • 1986
    Age 26
    On October 28, 1986, Osmond married Brian Blosil at the Jordan River Temple in Utah.
    More Details Hide Details Osmond and Blosil had two biological children, Rachael Lauren (b. August 19, 1989) and Matthew Richard (b. July 6, 1999), and also adopted five children together: On March 30, 2007, Osmond and Blosil announced they were divorcing. Both parties released a joint statement stating that neither one assigned fault for the divorce.
  • 1985
    Age 25
    Marie made a comeback in country music as a solo artist by signing a joint deal with Capitol Records and Curb Records in Nashville. In 1985, Marie recorded her first studio album in nearly seven years titled There's No Stopping Your Heart.
    More Details Hide Details This album had 4 singles with two reaching the number 1 position on the country charts. The songs mainly focused on the more-popular Countrypolitan style. She and Dan Seals sang a duet called Meet Me in Montana which became a No. 1 country hit that year. The follow-up single was the title track called "There's No Stopping Your Heart", which also reached No. 1 in early 1986. The final single "Read My Lips" also became a top 10 hit. The follow up album in 1986 was titled "I Only Wanted You". She hit No. 1 again with a duet with Paul Davis with the song "You're Still New to Me". The second single was the title track "I Only Wanted You" which landed in the top 10. Two additional singles "Everybody's Crazy 'Bout My Baby" and "Cry Just a Little" did not have the same success.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    Osmond first married Stephen Lyle Craig, a Brigham Young University basketball player, on June 26, 1982. Their only child, Stephen James Craig, was born on April 20, 1983. The two later divorced in October 1985.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 17
    In 1977, Marie released her fourth studio album titled This Is The Way That I Feel and was much different from her earlier country music where she covered several country artist hits.
    More Details Hide Details With the departure from the country sound she went more in the direction of the pop style. This album had songs that were written for her as well as songs that were written by the Bee Gees. The album only had two singles and was not a commercial success. Additionally in 1974, Marie had two pop music duet hits with brother Donny: "I'm Leaving It All Up to You" and "Morning Side of the Mountain". The former song was a Top 20 country hit. In 1984, Marie had a single on RCA Records called "Who's Counting" and only went to No. 82 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles. The single did receive a significant amount of airplay for a couple of weeks.
  • 1975
    Age 15
    The title song on her next album, "Who's Sorry Now", released in 1975, went to No. 40.
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  • 1974
    Age 14
    She released another single, "In My Little Corner of the World", and an album with the same title in 1974, both entering the Billboard Top 40 in 1974.
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  • 1973
    Age 13
    In 1973, Marie released her first single as a solo artist titled "Paper Roses".
    More Details Hide Details The recording became a No. 1 country hit, reached the Top 5 on the Billboard magazine pop chart, and achieved crossover success. The song earned a gold record as did the album of the same name.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 10
    Aside from her two oldest brothers (who are deaf), Marie was the only family member not involved in the music business. After the initial success of The Osmonds in 1970, Marie's brother Donny gained success as a solo artist on the Pop Music charts and became a teen idol.
    More Details Hide Details The Osmonds' management convinced Marie to give it a go and she signed with the family's record label, MGM/Kolob Records and began making concert appearances with The Osmonds. Her style was more directed towards country music, in contrast with her brothers' pop music.
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on October 13, 1959.
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