Sharon Osbourne

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Sharon Osbourne (born 9.10.1952)

Sharon Osbourne is married to rock singer Ozzy Osbourne. Though Sharon was known in the music industry as Ozzy's manager, she rose to prominence in the public eye when The Osbournes was shown on MTV: a reality show that tracked her family's lives.

Sharon Osbourne: Childhood & Parents

Sharon Osbourne was raised in Brixton, London. Her father, Don Arden, was a music promoter. Don was Jewish and Sharon's mother, Hope Arden, was a Roman Catholic.

Sharon Osbourne's relationships with both her mother and father have both been fraught. Sharon has publicly stated that her father was a violent man and that she regularly saw him brandishing weapons and firearms as a means to intimidate people. When Don managed Black Sabbath, he sacked Ozzy from the group. Resenting his daughter's relationship with Ozzy, he set dogs on her when she was pregnant and she suffered a miscarriage as a result. Sharon did not speak to Don for 20 years. They were reunited in 2001 and Don appeared in The Osbournes.

Hope Arden was involved in a serious car accident, which Sharon believes changed her mother's personality and she was apparently unaffected by her mother's death.

Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy & The Kids

Sharon met Ozzy when she was 17 and working for her father, who managed Ozzy's band at the time. When Don fired Ozzy from Black Sabbath, Sharon became both his partner and his manager, launching a successful solo career for him.

Sharon and Ozzy married in Hawaii in 1982. The turbulent nature of their early years together has been widely reported. Sharon was once arrested for drink-driving and the pair were physically violent, with Ozzy once knocking out Sharon's front teeth, whilst she has thrown a full bottle of drink at his head. In 1989, Ozzy was arrested for her attempted murder. He tried to strangle her whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Sharon and Ozzy have had three children together, Aimee, Kelly and Jack. In 2002, they adopted Robert Marcato, a friend of Aimee and Kelly's, after his mother died of cancer.

In 2002, Sharon herself was diagnosed with cancer, which spread to her lymph nodes. She battled a 33% chance of survival and beat the disease and has since donated much time and money to cancer treatment and research.

Sharon Osbourne: Music Management Career

Sharon Osbourne is widely credited for the success of Ozzfest, the summer touring festival, featuring Ozzy Osbourne. The festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006 and is recognized for helping to launch the careers of the likes of Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Limp Bizkit.

Sharon has also managed Coal Chamber and, briefly, Smashing Pumpkins. She resigned from that role, claiming that Billy Corgan was making her sick. She has reportedly turned down requests for career guidance from Courtney Love and Guns N' Roses.

Sharon Osbourne: TV Work

The Osbournes, the MTV reality show, brought a huge amount of media attention to Sharon and her family and is credited for bringing Ozzy out of the shadows of heavy metal music and into mainstream culture's consciousness. The show began airing in 2002 and ended in 2005 and earned MTV its highest viewings figures in Britain and the US.

Following the success of the Osbournes, Sharon hosted her own talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, shown in the States and the UK. In the show, she tried to recreate the homely atmosphere of the reality show and conducted interviews on a giant bed. The show lasted for one season, following bad reviews and low ratings.

Sharon Osbourne was chosen by Simon Cowell to appear as a judge on the talent contest show The X-Factor between 2004-7. She also appeared on the spin-off show The X-Factor: Battle of the Stars. Appearing on the show was Rebecca Loos, who had recently claimed to have had an affair with footballer David Beckham. Being good friends with Beckham's wife, Victoria, Sharon publicly humiliated Rebecca Loos, who took a great deal of convincing to stay in the show. She has also appeared alongside David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan as a judge on America's Got Talent.

In the Sunday Times Rich List 2006, Sharon Osbourne was ranked 44th in the list of the richest women in Britain.

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hi sharon,i am writing bout a young friend of yours who was at boot camp at your home in 2007. do you remember steph woods she was only 14, she is now almost 19 and is phenominal. do you think she should go for it again. i am a friend of the family. i run a small contest every year called the grand talent trail it is set in liverpool area, steph won last year. if you go to www.grandtalenttrail2012.org you will see her on last years page. sue. email susanwnn8@sky.com your opinion would make a difference.

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canadian citizen

SHARRON LEAVE MADONNA ALONE ITS REALLY SAD ..YOUR SO JEALOUS ..SHE DOIN ALOT OF GOOD FOR THAT COUNTRY AND FOR THAT BOY AND HIS DAD..YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR OWN FAMILY AND WORRY YOURSELF BOUT THEM.........YOU GO MADONNA !!!! WE ALL LOVE YA..!!!

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Sharon, I think you would love this one an up and coming young man.. I heard his song recently on Holby City and he is truelly fantastic.. Everyone is talking about him …Ollie Sloan on Myspace.com.He really needs to get a record contract and get his songs published.. his voice is between a Jamie Cullum and James Blunt with a beautiful soul voice.. make you millions as the girls are going crazy over him!

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I don't want Sharon to leave the show. She is the real star of the x factor. Simon made a mistake bringing Danni on board, she is nice enough but Sharon is so beautiful looking and has such a big personality no other female, no matter how young will ever outshine her. If she leaves the show it will be a disaster. Simon should realise he has a real gem in her.

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Helga

HiJust wanted to say hi and I love the way you guys work your problems. wish my family was like yours. I admire and adore you guys. Take care and I hope you have great luck in the future

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Sharon just one word or two to say,please leave England and go to America!your not needed here and take your family with you pleseeeeeeee

6 years 2 months ago
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peter kraus

I AM TRYING TO CONTACT SHARON TO BE PATRON OF THE TANYARD YOUTH PROJECT LTD.IN PEMBROKE, PEMBROKESHIRE, SOUTH WALES. SHE IS SO WELL RESPECTED BY EVERYONE.WE HAVE 962 CHILDREN FROM THE AGE OF 10-18 WHO WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HER ON BOARD AND HELP THE MANY CHILDREN WHO WITHOUT US WOULD NOT HAVE THE CHANCE TO HAVE A EDUCATION OF ANY SORT.YOU AS A FIGURE HEAD WOULD RESOLVE ALL THAT OVER NIGHT. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH SOMETIME

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Sharon.......My family and i think you are an amazing person, very strong spirited, and you have had to overcome so many things in your life which has made you so strong....we admire you for that!!! My daughter is 12 and she wants to be like kelly !!!We have really really enjoyed "The Osbourne's" and we thank you for letting us into that part of your lives.All the very best to you and your family.xxxxx

7 years 11 months ago
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Hi Sharon my name is amanda and I am 17 years old. I am overweight and am thinking about having the lap band procedure. I am writing this because I know you have had the procedure and you look great. My mom had the gastric bypass with 2 revisions and has serious complications. I was wondering if you had any complications with the lap band. I know you are a very caring person that me and my mom are very inspired by and your whole family. Please if you read this e-mail me at 7795collins@bellsouth.netlove ya Amanda

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hi sharon, just wanted to say i think u r amazing, i read ur book when it first came out n i couldnt put it down. I laughed and cried all the way through it! I had always loved you but after reading that i have nothing but addmiration for you and your family. I also think youve done an amazing job bringing up your kids and if i could bring up my kids half as good id be extremely proud of myself. love you 4eva!

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