Donald Clark Osmond born December 9, is an American singer, dancer, actor, television host and former teen idol. Osmond first gained fame performing with four of his elder brothers as the Osmonds , earning several top ten hits and gold albums. Then, in the early s, Osmond began a solo career, earning several additional top ten songs. Osmond also successfully competed on two reality TV shows, winning season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and being named runner-up for season 1 of The Masked Singer. He also hosted the game show Pyramid from to In short order, the group was invited to audition for The Andy Williams Show. Williams initially had reservations about featuring children on the program, however, encouraged by his father to try them out, they proved in a short period of time to become an asset to the program, and soon became regulars on the show and gained popularity quickly.
Who Is Marie Osmond?
The first two children born to George and Olive Osmond of Ogden, Utah, named Virl and Tom, were both diagnosed as severely hearing impaired. Ignoring suggestions to have them institutionalized, Olive took a hands-on approach to helping them read, write, speak The next four children — Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay — learned to harmonize together while the youngest was still crawling around in diapers. They made their public debut at a church service when Alan was 8 and Jay was 2, while Olive was pregnant with a seventh boy. The newest addition arrived in December of that year. His name? An ex-U. Army sergeant, George had the boys "sound off" to confirm they had received their meals and instructed Alan to wake up the charges every day by playing reveille on his bugle.
Marie Osmond Scored Country Hits
Osmond established her own career as a top-selling country artist with albums like Paper Roses featuring the No. Singer, actress, television personality and businesswoman Olive Marie Osmond was born on October 13, , in Ogden, Utah. The only girl out of nine children, she was raised in an unusual show business family.
Performing together, separately, and as part of a larger family vocal group, American vocalists Donny born and Marie born Osmond remained icons of popular culture even as their careers passed through phases of varying success. With their distinctively wholesome public images—which did not foreclose private turmoil—the pair were both recognizable figures who embarked on a variety of performance activities and were never out of the spotlight for long. They were the fifth and eighth of George and Olive Osmond's nine children. They were devout members of the Church of Latter-day Saints known as Mormons ; Marie was the only daughter. Donny Osmond's four older brothers began performing at Mormon church services, adding Donny to form a quintet when he was four years old, and their letter-perfect harmonies and precise coordination won the hearts of churchgoers. They began to perform beyond their home church and were eventually invited to Mormon churches around the western United States.