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Olive Marie Osmond
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Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959) is an American singer, film screenwriter, 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." From 1976 to 1979, she and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the TV variety show Donny & Marie.
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Virl Osmond, Tom Osmond, Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merril Osmond, Jay Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Osmond
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Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959) 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". From 1976 to 1979, she and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the television variety show Donny & Marie.
Olive Marie Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Olive May (née Davis; 1925 – 2004) and George Virl Osmond (1917 – 2007). She was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is the only daughter of nine children; her brothers are Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny and Jimmy Osmond. From an early age, her brothers maintained a career in show business, singing and performing on national television. Osmond debuted as part of her brothers' act The Osmond Brothers on The Andy Williams Show when she was four, but generally did not perform with her brothers in the group's television performances through the 1960s.
Osmond has been married three times, to two different men, and was engaged to one man.
In 1979, Marie was engaged to Jeff Clayton, an acting student, however, in July of that year, Marie stated that she did not want to fool around with marriage, reasoning that it was too hard to make a commitment and that marriage is a serious thing to be involved in. Both had their doubts about the commitment, therefore, she ended her engagement and called off her upcoming marriage. (SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS FROM JULY 4TH 1979)
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 divorced in October 1985.
On October 28, 1986, Osmond married Brian Blosil at the Jordan River Temple in Utah. 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:
Jessica Marie (b. December 17, 1987)
Michael Bryan (May 4, 1991 – February 26, 2010)
Brandon Warren (b. November 1996)
Brianna Patricia (b. November 19, 1997)
Abigail Olive May (b. September 5, 2002).
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.
On May 4, 2011, Osmond remarried her first husband, Stephen Craig, in a small ceremony in the Las Vegas Nevada Temple wearing her dress from the 1982 wedding.
In 1999, Osmond said that she suffered from severe postpartum depression. She co-authored a book called Behind the Smile with Marcia Wilkie and Dr. Judith Moore which chronicles her experiences with the illness. In August 2006, it was suggested by several U.S. tabloids that she had attempted suicide. These reports were denied by her publicity team, which claimed she had suffered an adverse reaction to a medication she was taking.
On April 29, 2009, Osmond said that her oldest daughter, Jessica, was a lesbian and had been living in Los Angeles with her girlfriend. Osmond expressed support for her daughter and for same sex marriage rights, and in 2010 was named Grand Marshal of the Ogden Gay Pride Parade. In 2013 Osmond said that civil rights should be for all people.
On January 23, 2010, The Nevada Ballet Theatre honored her as its 2010 "Woman of the Year" during the theaters annual B&W gala.
On February 26, 2010, Osmond's son Michael killed himself by jumping from level 8 of his apartment building in Los Angeles. He reportedly battled depression and addiction and had been in rehabilitation at the age of 12. An autopsy found no drugs in his system.
Osmond is a supporter of Kilmarnock Football Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. The club adopted the Fred Spielman and Janice Torre penned song "Paper Roses" as their club anthem. While on tour, Osmond, who in 1973 recorded and charted the song in the US up to #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Chart, surprised the club players in June 2014 with a meet and greet and also gave an impromptu performance at Rugby Park. In addition she signed autographs for the players and fans. In June 2016 she accepted and became an honorary member of the Kilmarnock Rotary Club.
Osmond is a member of the Republican party. However, she has stated that she is not a political person.
In February 2016, Osmond and her brother, Donny were characterized at the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. The figures are dressed in costumes the siblings donated from their Las Vegas show.
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==Olive Marie Osmond== (born October 13, 1959) is an American singer, film screenwriter, 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]]." From 1976 to 1979, she and her singer brother [[Donny Osmond]] hosted the TV variety show [[Donny & Marie]].
==Marie Osmond== Entertainer - ====Date of Birth==== 13 October 1959, Ogden, Utah, USA
====Birth Name==== Olive Marie Osmond
====Height==== 5' 5" (1.65 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== ====Marie Osmond==== was born on October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah, USA as Olive Marie Osmond. She is a producer and actress, known for Donny and Marie (1975), Marie (2012) and The Talk (2010). She was previously married to Brian Blosil and Steve Craig.
===Spouse (3)=== ====Steve Craig==== (4 May 2011 - present)
====Brian Blosil==== (28 October 1986 - 2007) (divorced) (7 children)
====Steve Craig==== (26 June 1982 - 4 October 1985) (divorced) (1 child)
====Was on Broadways==== "Anna and the King".
====She appeared==== in The Muppets' "She Drives Me Crazy" music video.
====Has five adopted children.====
====Children:==== Stephen Blosil (aka Stephen James Craig) (b. 1983 - father is first husband Steve Craig), Jessica Marie (b. 1987), Rachael Lauren (b. 1989), Michael Brian (b. 1991 - February 26, 2010), Brandon Warren (b. 1996), Brianna Patricia Lynne (b. 1997), Matthew Richard (b. 1999) and Abigail Olive May (b. 2002).
====Sister of==== Alan Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jay Osmond, James A. Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Virl Osmond, Tom Osmond and Wayne Osmond. All nine Osmond siblings studied karate under Chuck Norris.
====Turned down==== the starring role in the movie, Grease (1978) on "moral grounds".
====In October, 1999==== she disclosed her treatment for severe bout of postpartum depression, following the birth of her 7th child, Matthew, on July 6, 1999. She became so despondent that she left her husband and kids planning never to return. Osmond said she basically gave the baby, and credit card, to her babysitter, got in her car and drove off believing her kids would be better off without her. She reconsidered later when her husband reached out to her by cell phone.
====In addition==== to being an international celebrity, Marie is also a businesswoman. In 1991, she launched the "Marie Osmond Fine Porcelain Collector Dolls" line on QVC and at Disney theme parks. It has become QVC's top selling doll line, has been nominated for Trendsetter of the Year in the collectibles industry, and has moved into the retail and direct response markets. She began sculpting a number of her own dolls in 1993, and she received three Dolls of Excellence award nominations during the 1997 International Toy Fair. In 1998, she reached a hallmark achievement by selling her 1,000,000th doll on QVC.
====Co-founder/co-host,==== with John Schneider, of Children's Miracle Network, a project of The Osmond Foundation. The largest annual broadcast in fund raising history, it has raised in excess of 1.8 billion dollars since 1983, 100 percent of which has stayed in the local area in which it was raised for medical treatment, research and assistance, benefiting children's hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 1989, the Country Music Foundation presented Marie with the prestigious Roy Acuff Award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of children.
====She was a close childhood friend==== of Shawn Ora Engemann.
====Daughter of==== George Osmond and Olive Osmond.
====Mother, with Steve Craig,==== of son Stephen Blosil.
====Fainted onstage==== during ABC's October 22nd (2007) live broadcast of Dancing with the Stars (2005), but quickly recovered. She explained on-air, "Once in a while that happens to me when I get winded. I stop breathing".
====Spokesperson for==== the American Heart Association. Lost her grandmother, mother and father to heart disease.
====The Osmonds==== were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
====Her son,==== Michael Blosil, killed himself by leaping to his death on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles.
====On April 29, 2009,==== Marie revealed that her eldest daughter, Jessica, was a lesbian and had been living with her girlfriend for the past three years in Los Angeles.
====Daughter Rachael==== has announced her engagement.
====She has==== English, Danish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), German-Swiss, Dutch, and Welsh ancestry.
====Release of her book,==== "Might As Well Laugh About It Now" by Marie with Marcia Wilkie. [April 2009]
====Announced UK and Christmas tour==== with brother Donny [July 2012]
====Release of new==== Donny and Marie album. Currently doing talk shows and CD signings to promote CD. [May 2011]
====Just celebrated her 12th anniversary==== of creating/ designing dolls with the QVC network [August 2003]
====Release of the book,==== "Donny and Marie" by Patricia Mulrooney Eldred.
====Release of her book,==== "Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression" by Marie with Marcia Wilkie and 'Judith Moore'.
====Las Vegas, Nevada:==== Rehearsing for her new talk show "Marie" for the Hallmark channel. [July 2012]
====Performing at==== the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas with her brother Donny. [May 2011]
====Rejected the roles of==== "Violet" in Pretty Baby (1978), "Emmeline Lestrange" in The Blue Lagoon (1980) and "Jade Butterfield" in Endless Love (1981). All of the three roles went to Brooke Shields.
====Music is medicine CD==== was released April 2016 and is doing very well.
===Personal Quotes (3)=== ===="Now I'm REALLY depressed!"==== (to a fan who recognized her as the voice of "Rose Petal," at a signing-party for her autobiography)
====I wish my parents==== could have raised every man out there
====I never had a sister growing up.==== Donny was the closest thing
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