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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 October 1959Ogden, Utah, USA
Birth NameOlive 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 (1976), 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)

Trivia (28)

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, Jimmy 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 is a close childhood friend of Shawn Southwick.
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.

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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