As the sole female in one of America's favorite pop music families, Marie Osmond paved her own road toward success as a solo country music artist and actress. While her brother Donny Osmond was rising to the top of the pop music charts, the family's management company convinced Marie to pursue a music career and sign with the Osmond's label, MGM Records. Her music style, which leaned more towards country than her brothers' pop music, was first captured on her debut single, "Paper Roses." Her sound proved to have crossover appeal, as her single broke into the top five of Billboard's pop chart and peaked at number one on the music chart. She maintained a stable career as a singer throughout the 1970s and 1980s, while also acting and hosting in several television spots including the variety show Donny & Marie, with her brother from 1976 to 1979. In the 1990s Marie appeared in Broadway productions as the leading role in The King and I and The Sound of Music, and eventually returned to the stage in 2010 for the original production of Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas, again partnering with her brother Donny. She continues her long-running and lucrative career in entertainment as host of her Hallmark Channel talk show, Marie!, and co-star of her show Donny & Marie at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, which attracts Osmond fans with Donny and Marie's hits from the past forty years.
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