Jean Crafton Wiki: Charles Osgood’s Second Wife

Jean Crafton is the second wife of Charles Osgood who was an American radio and television commentator, writer, and musician. Couple tied knot in 1973 after his first marriage with Theresa Audette ended in divorce after 16 years of marriage.

He named Jean his greatest love in Vanity Fair’s 1999 Proust Questionnaire. CBS said that she stayed with him in New York and liked his company in southern France. She also disclosed that when he asked her out to a basketball game, she turned down his invitation to go on their first date. Little is known about Jean Osgood, except that she was Charles’ frequent partner.

Who Is Jean Crafton?

Jean Crafton is in her late 80s. He and his second wife, Jeanne Crafton, had five children, who were raised in Englewood, New Jersey. When they became empty nesters, Osgood and his wife moved to a 12-room duplex on West 57th Street at 7th Avenue in New York City.

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Osgood was also known for being the voice of the narrator of Horton Hears a Who!. On January 23, 2024, at the age of 91, he passed away at his Saddle River, New Jersey, home due to symptoms from dementia. He was best known both for being the host of CBS News Sunday Morning.

Jean Crafton Kids With Charles Osgood

Jean Crafton and Charles Osgood had five children together. Couple’s first son Kathleen Osgood was born in 1974 after the two years of their marriage.

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Winston Osgood was the couple’s second child, born in 1975. Annee Osgood is their third child was born in 1977. Emily Osgood, their fourth child was born in 1979. Jamie Osgood, their last child was born in 1983. Family resides in Englewood, New Jersey and shared three grandchildren.

Who Was Charles Osgood?

Charles Osgood Wood III also known as Osgood was born on January 8, 1933, in New York City, New York. He attended Fordham University and was active in his career from 1952 to 2017.

He was affiliated with CBS News Radio and hosted the show “The Osgood File.” He explained this turn of events in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, in 1991.

“I went right to work for a classical musical [sic] station in Washington called WGMS. I was an announcer. I learned a lot doing that.

I was about to be drafted in the Army, this was 1954, and I ran into a guy while I was having dinner with a friend of mine and he was dressed in a white uniform, the most fancy uniform this side of the Ritz Hotel. It turned out he was the announcer for the United States Army Band.

I asked him when he was getting out and he said within the next few weeks, so the next morning I was parked out at the commanding officer’s office. He was impressed with the fact I could pronounce Rimsky-Korsakov. That’s how I got the job. I spent three years with the United States Army Band. It was a great experience.”

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