Even with sustained professional success, Marie Osmond was experiencing significant transitions in her personal life. After the initial success of The Osmonds in , Marie's brother Donny gained success as a solo artist on the Pop Music charts and became a teen idol. Marie remarried her first husband wearing the same wedding dress that she wore when she was marrying him for the first time. The follow up album in was titled "I Only Wanted You". With the departure from the country sound she went more in the direction of the pop style.
Marie created a show with five of her children called "Marie Osmond's Magic of Christmas. Marie Osmond played the part of Maria in the national touring company of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" in and , and again in From to , she and Donny co-hosted the talk show "Donny and Marie. In , she and Donny performed in the humorous Pepsi Twist television commercial with Ozzie Osbourne and his family.
In August, , she received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In she hosted a radio show called "Marie and Friends. She has sculpted and designed dolls, showing her talents as an artist as well as an entrepreneur.
She has a new line of products for the home sewing and crafting market, as well. It has raised nearly 4 million dollars since for children's hospitals in the U.
Sign In Don't have an account? Turned down the starring role in the movie, Grease on "moral grounds". In October, she disclosed her treatment for severe bout of postpartum depression, following the birth of her 7th child, Matthew, on July 6, 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.
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 , and she received three Dolls of Excellence award nominations during the International Toy Fair.
In , she reached a hallmark achievement by selling her 1,,th doll on QVC. The largest annual broadcast in fund raising history, it has raised in excess of 1. In , the Country Music Foundation presented Marie with the prestigious Roy Acuff Award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of children. She was a close childhood friend of Shawn Ora Engemann. Daughter of George Osmond and Olive Osmond. Mother, with Steve Craig , of son Stephen Blosil.
She explained on-air, "Once in a while that happens to me when I get winded. Spokesperson for the American Heart Association.