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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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Two years later, Osmond and the rest of her family received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
More recently, Osmond has appeared on reality television shows. She was a judge on Celebrity Duets in 2006. She also made headlines that same year for what was initially reported as a suicide attempt. According to her representative, however, Osmond was hospitalized for a bad reaction to a medication,
not for attempting suicide. She spent several days in an Orem, Utah hospital before being released.
In 2007, Osmond and her husband announced their separation. That same year, she went on to become one of the finalists in the wildly popular celebrity dance competition Dancing with the Stars (season 5). During the filming of Dancing with the Stars, Osmond experienced many physical and emotional hardships. She passed out on one episode of the show, following her performance.
Two weeks later, Osmond lost her father, George, who died at his home in Utah while she was in California. She was still mourning the death of her father when she publicly acknowledged that her son, Michael Blosil, was in rehab for substance abuse problems. Tragically, in February 2010, Osmond's son Michael committed suicide by jumping from the eighth floor of his Los Angeles apartment. At the time of her son's death, Osmond and her brother Donny were performing a variety show at the Flamingo Resort in Las Vegas. (She and Donny had shared host duties for the Miss USA pageant and America's Favorite Mom just before their Las Vegas show premiered.)
Despite experiencing deep personal tragedy, Osmond remains upbeat. In May 2011, at age 51, she remarried ex-husband Stephen Craig, and she continues to perform shows with her big brother.
In addition to her entertainment career, Osmond has been active in business pursuits as well as charitable works. She sells a line of Marie Osmond Fine Porcelain Collector Dolls, which she started in 1991. She also launched a line of crafting products called Crafting with Marie. Additionally, she has found time to help others, co-founding the Children's Miracle Network in 1983, and continuing to raise funds on its behalf. The organization supports children's hospitals in the United States and Canada.
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