Don Arden

by Mon May 17 2021 Updated On Sun Aug 15 2021
Don Arden

Don Arden is the father of a television personality, entertainment manager, and author Sharon Osbourne.

He was an agent, music manager, and businessman. His birth name was Harry Levy

He managed several legendary singer's careers, such as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more.

Married to Hope Shawn

He was married to Hope Shawn. She was born in 1916. She was a ballet dancer and teacher. They got married in 1950.

The couple had two children, a son David Levy and a daughter Sharon Osbourne.

Don Arden with his wife and children
Don Arden with his wife and children  Source: YouTube 

The couple spent their conjugal life with trust and love. They were together for almost five decades

His wife was with him till the last breath of her life. She died in 1999 at the age of 83.

About Daughter 

Sharon was born as the second child in the Arden family on October 9, 1952, in Brixton, London, United Kingdom.

She also has a brother David Arden who is three years older than her. She is the only daughter of Don, who managed the Black Sabbath band.

Don tried to kill his Daughter

Don started his career as a singer and stand-up comic at the young age of thirteen. He also acted in films and also released his songs.

Don was the manager of Black Sabbath. He fired Ozzy Osborne, his future son-in-law from the group.

Don Arden with his daughter Sharon Osbourne
Don Arden with his daughter Sharon Osbourne   Source: YouTube

Sharon began her love affair with Ozzy after he was fired from the band. 

At that time, Sharon managed Ozzy's career. But her father was against her relationship with Ozzy and managing his career. 

Her father even tried to kill her and also created a misunderstanding between her and Ozzy

She didn't speak to her father for more than 20 years after that incident.

Sharon Lost her Virginity at 17

She lost her virginity at the age of seventeen and found out that she was pregnant after two months.

Her young age of handling a child also became a problem. So, her mother told her to abort the baby.

Her mother influenced her to take the step of abortion.
When she was in her parent's house, she was attacked by a dog and lost the baby.

She describes it as the biggest mistake of her life. She also describes her mother as a cold-hearted woman.

News of her mother's death didn't make her any different.

Daughter Marriage

Sharon was 18 when she first meets Ozzy. Her father was managing Black Sabbath, where Ozzy was a vocalist.

The couple started dating at the time Ozzy was fired and started persuading a solo career. 

At the time, she was his girlfriend and manager.

Sharon with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne  Source: Instagram

He had already married once and was a father of three children from his previous marriage.

Sharon with her husband and children
Sharon with her husband and children  Source: Instagram 

After dating for three years, the couple got married on 4 July 1982 in Hawaii

Later the couple gave birth to three children's Kelly, Aimee, and Jack

Her husband was a heavy drinker and used drugs.

The couple started fighting, and the fight soon turned into a physical fight. It was such a rough day of her life.

She also said that he once knocked out her front teeth. The couple is still together, and their life is going well.  

His Death

He died at the age of 81 on July 21, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. He was suffered from Alzheimer's for a long time.

It was such a devastating moment for his family.

His dead body was cremated in Agecroft Jewish, Cemetery on July 25, 2007.

Net Worth and Earnings 

Don's net worth was $5 million as per the information from sources, while his daughter net worth and earnings source are structured below:

 Don Arden Sharon Osbourne ( Daughter)
Net worth $5 million $220 million 
Income sourceTalent manager, talent agent, impresario television personality, entertainment manager, and author

Age, Weight, and Height 

  1. He was born on January 4, 1926, in Manchester, England.
  2. He died at the age of eighty-one.
  3. His height was 1.7 meters.
  4. His real name is Harry Levy. He changed his name in 1944.
  5. He was born into a Jewish family.
  6. His nickname is The AI Capone of pop.

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