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Sharon Osbourne's Biography

Sharon Osbourne was born in London on 10th October 1952.

Her father was manager and promoter, Don Arden and Sharon grew up steeped in the music business.

When Sharon was 15 she worked for her father's company and within a couple of years she met Black Sabbath lead singer John Michael Osbourne, more commonly known as 'Ozzy'.

In 1979, Sharon started to manage Ozzy. He had left Black Sabbath, and was embarking on a solo career.

Sharon and Ozzy married on July 4, 1982. They had three children -- Aimee, Kelly and Jack.

Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for attempting to murder Sharon at their daughter's sixth birthday party.

In 1996, Sharon Osbourne launched OZZfest, with Ozzy as the main attraction. The festival proved highly successful year in year out.

In 2001, MTV started to run a series called The Osbournes that proved a huge ratings hit. The series showed the Osbourne family warts and all in their L.A. home.

"The Osbournes" gained the highest ratings in MTV history and won an Emmy for Best Reality Show in 2002.

A year later Sharon Osbourne's battle against colon cancer was revealed in an MTV documentary. Sharon also hosted her own talk show.

Sharon Osbourne appears as a judge in ITV's series, The X-Factor.

In 2005, for her role in The X Factor, Sharon won the category of best 'expert on television' in the National Television Awards.

Sharon Osbourne also won TV Personality of the Year in the 2006 Glamour Awards.

In 2007, NBC announced that Sharon Osbourne was joining David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan as a judge in the second season of another Simon Cowell series, America's Got Talent.

In June 2008 Sharon Osbourne stepped down as a judge on The X Factor, howver she returned to the show in 2013.

From autumn 2008, Sharon Osbourne hosted Rock of Love: Charm School, a series on VH1, which teaches good behaviour to people who have been thrown off other reality shows.

In March 2009, the BBC reported that Sharon Osbourne was being sued by Megan Hauserman, a contestant in Rock of Love Charm School.

In 2010 Sharon Osbourne was one of the celebrities appearing on Celebrity Apprentice in the US.

In July 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that CBS had ordered a new daytime talk show co-hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, and Marissa Jaret Winokur for the autumn season.

In October 2013, Sharon Osbourne released a new autobiography, entitled Unbreakable.

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