Sharon Osbourne: biography and latest news!

    Sharon Osbourne © Backgrid
    Sharon Osbourne © Backgrid

  • Sign : Balance
  • Date of birth: Thursday, October 09, 1952 (age: 68 years old)
  • Country : United Kingdom

Sharon Rachel Arden was born on October 9, 1952 in Brixton, England. Daughter of show promoter Don Arden and dancer Hope Shaw, she has an older brother, David. Bathed in a musical universe, the little girl is little interested in studies and dreams of becoming a ballerina. But at 15, she drops out of school and starts working for her father as a receptionist. In 1971, she met Ozzy Osbourne, singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, of which her father became the manager. In 1979, Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band for substance abuse. Sharon, against her father’s advice, decided to become the manager of the young singer.

Passionate about music, she set about rebuilding Ozzy Osbourne’s career. In 1980, he published a first solo album, The blizzard of Ozz, in collaboration with several musicians, which marks the beginning of a dazzling rise. During the 80’s and 90’s, Sharon will manage the fruitful career of the man who has become her husband in the meantime. In 1996, she created the Ozzfest, a metal festival held every year that contributed to the couple’s notoriety. Through her company, Sharon Osbourne Management, she also manages the careers of other bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins and Coal Chamber.

An atypical personality, Sharon Osbourne was revealed to the general public when she appeared in a reality TV program on MTV starting in 2002. The show, The Osbournes, follows the daily life of Sharon Osbourne and her family, six days a week, thanks to about fifty cameras set up in their Beverly Hills home. Until 2005, the program, which has become very popular, hides nothing from the adventures and escapades of this American family.

She continued her career on the small screen and joined the jury of the English telecast The X Factor (2004-2007). She is a woman with a headstrong personality, a touch of madness and musical knowledge that make her an emblematic personality. She repeats the experience and becomes a juror for the show America’s Got Talent (2007-2012), the American version of La France a unbelievable talent. In 2013, Sharon Osbourne returns as a judge for the 10th season of The X Factor in England.

In 2004, she founded the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Cedars Sinai Hospital. She wrote about her difficult childhood and in particular her relationship with her father in her autobiography, Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography, published in 2005.

On the personal side, Sharon Osbourne married Ozzy Osbourne on July 4, 1982 on the island of Maui, Hawaii. They have three children; Aimee (born September 1983), Kelly (born October 1984) and Jack (born November 1985). In May 2016, the couple announced their separation after 33 years of marriage.

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