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Sharon Osbourne

Birth Name:
Sharon Rachel Levy
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Band manager, TV host, reality show star

Fast Facts

  • Met future husband Ozzy Osbourne at age 17, when he was singing for Black Sabbath and she was working for her band-manager father, Don Arden
  • Created the Ozzfest touring festival in 1996, an event usually headlined by Ozzy or a reunited Black Sabbath and featuring both established and up-and-coming metal bands
  • Was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002, undergoing successful chemotherapy while filming continued on popular MTV reality series The Osbournes
  • Founded the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program through Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with the goal of improving colon cancer education and screening
  • Following The Osbournes, appeared as a judge on talent competitions The X Factor and America's Got Talent, and hosted British talk show The Sharon Osbourne Show
  • Her memoir, Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography, was released in the fall of 2005
  • Is an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Awards

  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Nonfiction Program (Alternative): nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality): winner