Marie Osmond grew through childhood and her teen years in front of millions of people. Marie is a star, on TV and in music, but is also a successful business owner of the Marie Osmond Collector Dolls.
She thrived in the spotlight on “The Andy Williams Sow” as a 3 year old little girl on his lap, and was mistaken for being the youngest Osmond brother. 10 years later, she released the single “Paper Roses”, which hit the top of the country charts, and #5 on the pop charts. She sold out Madison Square Gardens with the Osmond Brothers, and they soon changed the group’s name to “The Osmonds”. Fans have been loyal and supportive to Marie ever since. She received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in and Best New Artist in 1974.
She released 2 other albums, My Little Corner of the World and Who’s Sorry Now, appeared on several TV shows, and soon landed the Donny & Marie Show, which ran from 1976 to 1981. Marie was hailed as a trend setter, both in hair style and wardrobe. She starred in many TV shows, including “The Gift of Love”, a Christmas Classic TV movie.
In the mid-eighties, Marie recorded another country music album, “There’s No Stopping Your Heart”, which brought 2 #1 country hits. She released “Read My Lips”, her third album, which was #4 as a single. She received many nominations for awards in country music.
Marie’s beautiful children were included in her Christmas concert tour, “Marie Osmond’s The Magic of Christmas”, which toured the US and Canada. She re-launched this tour in 2006, performing to grateful and supportive crowds.
In the mid-nineties, Marie played Maria in “The Sound of Music” in the national touring company, and reprised the role in Asia in 1997.
In 1997, Marie made her Broadway debut in “The King and I” as Anna. The show received rave reviews, and she was able to tour with them in San Francisco and L.A. “Donny & Marie”, a TV talk show ran for 2 seasons, starting in 1998. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Donny and Marie were asked to perform at the closing ceremonies. The Osmond family received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2003, due to their tremendous cumulative careers. Marie enjoyed her time in radio in 2004 on the “Marie & Friends” show.
In 2006, she worked as a judge on “Celebrity Duets”, produced by Simon Cowell. She was wildly popular on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2007.
In 1991, Marie created a porcelain doll collection on QVC and at Disney theme parks. She has received many accollades and awards for her work in the business world. She also promotes products in the sewing and crafting markets.
Marie worked as co-founder/co-host of the Children’s Miracle Network, a project of The Osmond Foundation. They raised over 3.4 billion dollars for CMN since 1983, providing resources for hundreds of children’s hospitals around the US and Canada.
Marie is mother to 8 children, and considers them her greatest achievement.