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Marie Osmond's Biography

 
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Marie Osmond is part of the famous Osmond family, which includes Donny and Jimmy Osmond, and was born on 13 October 1959 in Utah, USA.

Marie Osmond was the only girl amongst her siblings, but liked the others she was a child-entertainer, and had her debut on The Andy Williams Show.

At 13 she topped the charts with Paper Roses.

With her brother Donny, Marie co-hosted the popular TV programme, The Donny & Marie Show.

In August 2007, Marie got together with her brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy to celebrate their 50 years in entertainment for a show to air in the USA in March 2008.

From the 1990s Marie Osmond made a business out of her lifelong love of dolls. According to the Marie Osmond Dolls website: "Her first sculpture, a toddler doll she created and named after her mother, "Olive May", set a collectible record on QVC, selling over $3,000,000 worth in it's first airing at midnight."

Marie Osmond has spoken openly about her depression after pregnancy. She told Oprah on The Oprah Winfrey Show:

"What happened was you just--you start sobbing uncontrollably. You question your mother skills. You don't want your children to see you."

In 2001, Marie Osmond wrote a book about her experience, Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression.

In 2007, Marie Osmond and her second husband, Brian Blosil announced they were getting divorced.

Also, in 2007, Marie Osmond shed 46 pounds.

In series five of Dancing with the Stars, Marie Osmond partnered Jonathan Roberts.

Marie and Jonathan did well to reach the finals and ended up third in Dancing with the Stars.

In 2008, Buddy TV reported that Marie Osmond was to host a daytime talk show in 2009, called Marie.

In April 2008, the BBC reported that Donny and Marie Osmond would be starring in a Vegas revue show.

In 2009, Marie Osmond published the memoir Might As Well Laugh About It Now.

In February 2010, Michael Blosil, Marie Osmond's son, died, aged 18, reportedly as a result of committing suicide by jumping from a building in Los Angeles.



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