The power of music has always been an indescribable feeling that leaves a variety of effects on its listeners. It is a spiritual experience that holds us all together, regardless of our background, and that is why concerts often look like the inside of a megachurch, with legions of souls ready to be served. In the 70s and 80s, singer Marie Osmond was at the height of her career, serving millions of people across America with her music.
She began her career as part of her family’s music business, which included her two older brothers, but she eventually freed herself to become a solo artist and recorded several albums, including one of her best, Paper Roses.
Over time, she has grown into an actress, writer, and talk show host, and you can read all about it in this article about her.
Marie Osmond’s Biography & Age
Olive Marie Osmond was born on October 13, 1959, in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Olive May and George Virl Osmond. She was the eighth of her parents’ nine children and became part of the family’s show business from childhood on.
Her first experience with the show business of her family was at the age of four when she appeared with her brothers on the Andy Williams Show as part of the Osmond Brothers. Although it was her only appearance with the group until the 1970s, she continued to hone her skills as a singer and in 1973 she released her first single, Paper Roses, which quickly shot to the top of the Billboard Country Music charts. The single marked the beginning of lifelong musical success for Marie Osmond, and although it was part of an album release of I’m a Little Bit Country in 1972, her first solo album was released in 1973 as a successful hit with Paper Roses.
In the course of her career, she released nine more albums, several of which appeared in the Billboard charts.
Since her debut as an entertainer, however, she has also introduced other forms of entertainment, such as acting, which she first performed in Hugo the Hippo in 1975. She has starred in over 17 films or television shows and was also the host of a variety show, Donny & Marie, alongside her brother, which ran from 1976 to 1979.
She also performed on Broadway and had her own radio show. Marie Osmond is also the author of three books, all of which have been included in the New York Times bestseller list.
What is Marie Osmond’s Net Worth?
Marie Osmond has sold millions of albums during her career and has performed in various venues, including an 11-year stay in Las Vegas, which has given her a substantial net worth of $20 million. She has also earned a considerable income from her career as a television show host and actress.
Marie Osmond’s Family: Husband And Children
Hollywood is full of stories of multiple marriages, and it is not a special story, but it is rare to be married to the same man twice, and this is the story of Marie Osmond, who was married three times, two of which were married to the same man – Stephen Lyle Craig.
Like a story from a romantic comedy, Marie met Stephen after the end of her first major relationship, a relationship with Jeff Clayton, which almost led to marriage in 1979, but was finally dissolved that same year.
Then she met Stephen Craig, who was then a basketball player at Brigham Young University, and they began a romantic relationship that led to a marriage on June 26, 1982. Their fiery love produced a son named Stephen James Craig on April 20, 1983.
Unfortunately, their love story ended shortly thereafter in October 1985, albeit temporarily. After a few decades, Marie Osmond and Stephen Lyle Craig reunited and were married on May 4, 2011, in a small ceremony in one of Las Vegas’ venues, the Nevada Temple. The couple has stayed together ever since.
Before her second marriage to Stephen Lyle Craig, Marie Osmond was married to Brian Blosil and the couple was together for 21 years between October 1986 and March 2007. During their time together the couple gave birth to two children, a girl named Rachel Lauren and a son named Matthew Richard.
In addition to their biological children, Marie Osmond and Brian Blosil also adopted five children – Jessica Marie, Michael Bryan, Brandon Warren, Brianna Patricia, and Abigail Oliver May. Their son, Michael Bryan, died in February 2010.
Marie Osmond has a height of 5 feet 5 inches with a bodyweight of 54kg. Although her height is only slightly above the national average for women, Marie stands out with an admirable body profile which has a measurement of 39, 27, and 37 inches for her bust, waist and hip size respectively.
Other noticeable features of the beautiful singer include her dark brown eyes and hair.