How Old Is Marie Osmond: Olive Marie Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah, the eighth of nine children (and the only daughter) of Olive May and George Virl Osmond (1917–2007). She was the daughter of Olive May (née Davis; 1925–2004) and George Virl Osmond (1917–2007). She grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which she continues to be now. Her brothers’ names are Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, and Jimmy Osmond, and they are all musicians.
Her brothers began their careers in show business at a young age, singing and performing on national television from the time they were children. The Osmond Brothers’ act, which included Osmond, had its television premiere on The Andy Williams Show when she was four years old. However, she did not appear with her brothers in the group’s subsequent television appearances during the 1960s.
People have commented on how much Donny and I resemble one other. I don’t see it, but I suppose it has something to do with the family. Whenever I look in the mirror, I see my late mother: I have her nose, her dark eyes – which I refer to as “chocolate eyes,” I have her coloring, and my hair is greying in the same manner as hers, despite the fact that I dye my hair and she did not.
With age comes weight gain, and there is a propensity to believe that “Oh, it’s in my genes, I’m just like my mother,” when we approach 50. We don’t have to be that way. I dropped 50 pounds five years ago while competing on Dancing With The Stars — a show I refer to as Dancing With The Starved! I’m in a lot better mood now.
Paper Roses was the title of Osmond’s debut song as a solo artist, which was released in 1973. The song went on to become a No. 1 country hit, reached the Top 5 on the Billboard magazine pop chart, and was a crossover smash in the United Kingdom. The single, as well as the album of the same name, were both certified gold. In 1974, she released another song, In My Little Corner of the World, as well as an album of the same name, both of which charted in the country top 40 on the Billboard country chart.
The title track from her next album, Who’s Sorry Now, which was released in 1975, peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also in 1974, Osmond and Donny had two top-ten pop music singles together: I’m Leaving It All Up to You and Morning Side of the Mountain (both with Donny). A Top 20 country success, the former song was followed by a Top 10 pop hit, with both songs peaking in the Top 10 of the pop charts. Deep Purple, a second duet with Donny, was a hit, spending six months on the charts and peaked at #14 in the United States.
Donny and I do a performance in Las Vegas five times a week that is very active, requiring us to remain in shape whether we want to or not.
I am a staunch supporter of safe drinking water. I don’t consume alcoholic beverages. I don’t smoke and just sometimes consume caffeinated beverages. People often inquire about plastic surgery. I had a laser treatment for tightening my skin — it produces amazing results, has a long-lasting impact, and requires no cutting.
I’m in a good mood. I have a great relationship with my husband. We were remarried after 20 years of being in a not-so-great second marriage. After that, I fell in love with Steve, my first husband, again and we remarried. In 1982, I wore the dress that I had worn to our first wedding. It was a little snug, but I managed to fit into it.
I consider myself fortunate in that I have been able to work in the entertainment industry for more than 50 years as a woman. I don’t want to get older, but I wouldn’t trade a year of knowledge for whatever amount of time I could get back in time.