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Singer, actress, and television personality, Marie Osmond was half of the brother-and-sister duo Donny and Marie, with her brother Donny Osmond.
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After its first season, the show was moved to its production to a studio facility the Osmond family had built in their hometown of Orem, Utah.
Despite their fame, both Donny and Marie remained devoted to their family and true to their Mormon faith. As their religion prohibits alcohol, coffee, tea, and premarital sex, the Osmonds were known to change the lyrics of songs rather than to compromise their beliefs. Following her parents' rules, Marie was not allowed to go on a date alone with a guy until she was 18. At the age of 18, she was already thinking ahead to marriage, telling People magazine: "I'm not in any rush, but by the time I'm 21 I'll probably want to get serious. Showbiz isn't for eternity. Marriage is."
By the end of 1970s, television audiences had tired of the squeaky clean brother-sister act and their renditions of older, more family-friendly songs. Disco and more urban style music was all the rage, making the Osmonds seem completely out of step with the times. The show—then known as The Osmond Family Hour—left the air in May 1979.
Her show may have been cancelled, but Osmond continued to have some success on television. She had her own limited-run variety show Marie from 1980 to 1981 and then made a series of television movies. In 1979, Osmond starred with James Woods and Timothy Bottoms in The Gift of Love. She went on to play her own mother Olive in 1982's Side By Side: The Story of the Osmond Family. In 1985, Osmond served as the co-host for Ripley's Believe It Or Not.
Reviving her country music career, Osmond scored several hits in the 1980s. She hit the top of the country charts twice in 1985 with "There's No Stopping Your Heart" and "Meet Me in Montana"—a duet with Dan Seals. The next year, her duet with Paul Davis, "You're Still New to Me," also reached the number one spot.
In her personal life, this was a time of transition. She had divorced her first husband, actor Stephen Craig, in 1985. The couple had one child together, a son named Stephen. In 1986, Osmond married music producer Brian Blosil. Osmond and Blosil would eventually have a family of eight children with her son Stephen, two children of their own, and four children they adopted together.
With some of her children, Osmond toured with a special Christmas show during the 1980s and 1990s. She spent a lot of time on the stage in musicals. Playing Maria, Osmond starred in 1994-1995 touring production of The Sound of Music. She made her Broadway debut in 1997 as Anna in The King and I. Reuniting with her brother Donny, Osmond co-hosted a syndicated daytime talk show in 1998, which lasted two seasons. That same year, Osmond and her husband announced that they were divorcing, but they later reconciled.
In 2001, Osmond received a lot of media attention for her candid memoir about her struggle with postpartum depression Behind the Smile. She shared the emotional and psychological difficulties she faced after the birth of her son Matthew.
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