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Donald Clark Osmond

Current Location:: Utah, United States
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Virl Osmond, Sr. and Olive May Osmond
Husband of <private> Osmond (Glenn)
Father of <private> Osmond; <private> Osmond; <private> Osmond; <private> Osmond and <private> Osmond
Brother of <private> Osmond; <private> Osmond; <private> Osmond (OSMOND); <private> Osmond; Merrill Davis Osmond and 3 others

Occupation: Singer/Entertainer
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Osmond (Glenn)
    • <private> Osmond
    • <private> Osmond
    • <private> Osmond
    • <private> Osmond
    • <private> Osmond
    • <private> Osmond
    • <private> Osmond
    • <private> Osmond (OSMOND)
    • <private> Osmond

About Donny Osmond

Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the mid 1960s, he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as The Osmonds on the long running variety program, The Andy Williams Show. Donny went solo in the early 1970s covering such hits as "Go Away Little Girl" and "Puppy Love".

For over thirty-five years, he and younger sister Marie have gained fame as Donny & Marie, partly due to the success of their 1976–79 self-titled variety series, which aired on ABC. The duo also did a 1998–2000 talk show and have been headlining in Las Vegas since 2008. Between a highly successful teen career in the 1970s, and his rebirth in the 1990s, Osmond's career was stymied during the 1980s by what some have perceived as his "boy scout" image. Osmond stated on the May 1, 2009 Larry King Live show that longtime friend Michael Jackson suggested he change his name to boost his image. Osmond's agent even suggested that spreading false rumors about drug arrest charges might recharge his career. Osmond felt such allegations would have familial ramifications, and couldn't reconcile how lying to create a nefarious drug image could be explained to his children, nieces and nephews. In 1989, Osmond had two big-selling recordings, the first of which, "Soldier of Love", was initially credited to a "mystery artist" by some radio stations.

Starting in July 1992, Osmond played Joseph at the Elgin Theatre's Toronto production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The musical then toured North America until 1998. Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber, impressed by Osmond's talents and the show's successful six year run, chose him for the 1999 film version.

In 2009, Osmond won the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Donny Osmond's Timeline

December 9, 1957
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
May 8, 1978
Age 20
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
March 7, 2008
Age 50

College Road Trip is a 2008 American family comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and starring Martin Lawrence, Raven-Symoné, Brenda Song, Margo Harshman, and Donny Osmond. The film centers on college-bound teen Melanie Porter (Raven-Symoné), who goes on a road trip to different colleges with her father. The film was released by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States on March 7, 2008.