Wow. Marie Osmond is proof that MILFs are MILFs for a damned good reason. What a knockout! If only the same could be said for her career, which is a wash out. Marie and brother Donny were at the height of their television fame in the late 1970’s. The pair had grown up as child stars as had all the Osmond clan except Jimmy. Jimmy in fact didn’t look anything like the dark-haired toothy clan. He sucked. Anyhoo. Only Donny and Marie made it out of childhood into adult stardom with their own television variety hour The Donny and Marie Show that aired from 1976 – 1979. To see Marie performing on The Donny and Marie Show click here. Can you see why it had a short run?
When the show tanked somehow, overnight both Donny and Marie became a joke. They grew up as stars and suddenly they were flops. Just like that. Who knows why? Maybe because they displayed an utter lack of talent during their television series. Donny later redeemed himself with an impressive, long run as Joseph in Toronto, Ontario, in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. He was smokin’ hot. I know. I was there.
Incredibly Marie turned down the role of Sandy in the hit musical Grease because she didn’t like its moral content and the role went to Olivia Newton John. Big mistake, Marie. She put out a country album in the late 1980s which did quite well. She went through a much-ballyhooed divorce in her Mormon community. In case you were wondering, thankfully, neither she or Donny were those kinds of Mormons, you know the polygamous types. She and Donny were just friends. Marie made a few recurring guest appearances on the television show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! She starred in the unsuccessful TV sitcom Maybe This Time which aired for one whole season. Ouch. In 2006 she dickered around in radio but her show only lasted 10 months. In 2009 Marie announced to the world at large that her daughter Jessica was a lesbian and had been living with her girlfriend for three years. I wonder if Jessica appreciated her mother “outing her” to the press? To listen to Marie narrating an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! click here.
That’s where it gets tawdry.
Are you kidding me? She’s a Mormon for christ’s sake.
What redemption? She’s a Mormon for christ’s sake.
On November 2007, Marie appeared on the television sitcom Dancing With the Stars looking amazing of course. She and her partner placed 7th…meh…about average…like her career. Unfortunately she embarrassed herself by fainting on the show. To see a clip of Marie Osmond collapsing on Dancing With the Stars click here. Clearly Marie starred on Dancing before she signed on as spokesperson with Nutrisystem. Marie started a line of collectable dolls (oh, sweet Nellie) in 1991 and made record sales (pun) on QVC. She continued the line until 2009. At present, having struggled with her own weight issues over the years, Marie is promoting the Nutrisystem brand of weight loss and doing so beautifully. To see Marie in a Nutrisystem commercial click here. I know. Even her commercials are painful.
Comeback Grade: W for well, you tried Marie.
Marie’s Facebook Fans: 2,452 – washed up