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Marie Osmond Engaged
The Associated Press
May 29, 1979

SALT LAKE CITY - Marie Osmond, of the brother‑sister singing act Donny and Marie, announced her engagement Tuesday to a 23‑year‑old Los Angeles actor attending Brigham Young University.

"Tell the world I love him and I've never been happier," the 19‑year‑old dark‑haired Miss Osmond said of her finance Jeff Crayton, 23.

Family spokesman Ron Clark said the two became engaged at 3 p.m. Memorial Day at the Osmonds' television studios in Orem, 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Marie was rehearsing for upcoming concert appearances, Clark said.

Crayton, who is majoring in communications at BYU, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crayton of Los Angeles.

Clark said Crayton met Miss Osmond at a Hollywood party in 1976 and plan to be married in the Salt Lake Mormon Temple in mid‑August.

Donny Osmond, 23, was married a year ago. He and his wife are expecting their first child in July, Clark said.


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