Marie Osmond has lived an entire life in show business. The singer, actress and author have had a great career, and now, she has a large family of eight children and several grandchildren.
Few celebrities have had the same amount of success in several fields as Marie Osmond. The superstar singer, known for the great affection for her fans through social media, has spent more than five decades in show business.
Osmond’s become an international superstar through her singing, television performances, dancing, acting and authorship. she’s a well known talk show hos and public speaker, loved all over the world.
Now, Marie Osmond’s 60 years old. But she doesn’t have plans on slowing down. She has a loving family, supporting her husband, and daughters, and continue to spred joy all over the world.
Together with her brother Donny, she’s also one of the most famous Mormons in the entertainment industry.
The Mormon church has changed its view on race and sex through the years, and a lot has happened in only a decade.
However, the church still receives criticism. As of today, the Mormon church accepts gay, lesbian and bisexual members into its religion as long as they live in celibacy. Also, the Mormon church is officially against same-sex marriages with their leaders teaching that homosexual behavior is and have always been a grievous sin, even though they’re are open to change policies.
Marie Osmond, the mother of eight, had a clear opinion about her daughter Jessica being a lesbian, which left her fans with a warm heart.
Marie Osmond was born Oct. 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah. She was the only girl out of nine children, and already at a young age, she would be introduced to the world of show business.
Several of her brothers already sang on national television, and it wouldn’t be long until Marie also joined in. In 1962, The Osmonds were a regular act on The Andy Williams Show, and a couple of years later, still only a small child, Marie joined in.
Marie Osmond – career
Marie’s mother thought her only daughter also should pursue a career in music. Brother Donny Osmond was a teen star, and soon, Marie would join him on stage.
She signed with the family music label and soon started to become a solo artist. At 12 years of age, she went in to her first recording session, an experience she recalls as ‘the most terrifying.’
‘It was a full orchestra and rhythm section. I was the only Osmond girl, what if I failed?’ she said in 2015 according to Daily Mail. ‘So I threw up! Then I went in and sang.’
In contrast to her brothers, who mostly made pop music, Marie Osmond focused on more country style music. In 1973, only 14 years of age, she released her first single, Paper Roses, and it was a huge success.
The song sent hur to the top of the top in music, becoming the No. 1 US country hit and reaching the Top 5 on the Billboard magazine pop chart. Still a teenager, Marie was a star in Europe as well with Paper Roses reaching No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
Donny & Marie
A year later, Marie Osmond released her debut album My Little Corner of the World, which reached the Billboard country Top 40 the same year.
The now well-known singer would take it to the next level the following year. Her talent on stage eventually led her to star alongside her brother Donny, who had great success with group The Osmonds. Now, he would team up with her sister for the TV show Donny & Marie.
The entertainment show, aired on ABC for the first time in 1975 and starred the two siblings singing and co-hosting. It became a country-wide success, with Donny and Marie always ending the show with the classic song May Tomorrow Be a Perfect Day.
The show also included guest stars, with celebrities like Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Sonny & Cher and Olivia Newton-John, among others appearing.
Donny and Marie reunited on stage later on, spending 11 years singing and dancing onstage at the Flamingo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The siblings finished their stint in Vegas in 2019.
Marie Osmond would move on to become an even more successful musician, reaching international stardom and fame. She’s a multiple platinum and gold selling artist, winning awards like a Country Music Association Awards (CMA).
She also has three New York Times Best-selling books and have toured all over the world performing live and also starring in Broadway performances.
Marie Osmond – family
The Osmonds received on single star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, honoring siblings Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Jimmy, and of course Marie for their decades of work in entertainment.
Just like her mother, Marie would go on to have many children. Three of them are her biological children, and five adopted.
She’s been married three times. In 1982, she wed her first husband, basketball player Steve Lyle Craig, with the couple welcoming their son Stephen Jr a year later.
They parted ways in 1985, with Marie, one year later, marrying Brian Blosil. They had two children and adopted five more.