Icons of music and television, ‘the Osmonds,’ are an American showbiz family. Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Jimmy and the most famous siblings, Donny and Marie Osmond are living proof of a long, fruitful career in entertainment.
Beginnings and The Donny and Marie Show
Together with elder brothers George and Tom, who were unfortunately born deaf, they form the Osmond family, an American family music group, known for talents that have contributed immensely to the musical heritage of American showbiz. Beginnings and career
Delivering musical hits since the 1950s, the Osmonds had humble beginnings. It all began as a barbershop quartet which paved the way to a musical extravaganza where all siblings united to create a sensational act in the 1970s. Marie never sang with her brothers but singing was known her stellar solo career. To commemorate the Osmonds’ 50th anniversary as performers, the entire Osmond family gathered for a concert in 2008. Followed by an extensive tour of the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia, the world witnessed all seven performing Osmonds on stage for the first and last time together in 27 years. Donny and Marie branch out Donny and Marie, then only teenagers, savoured fame and success early. Even today, these former teeny-bopper stars have helpful advice to give to upcoming teenage sensations in the music industry. Growing up in the glow of the camera, Donny and Marie were the stars of their own variety show which always culminated in a memorable musical performance. The show ended in 1979.
The later years
Solo careers and the later years Reuniting with Marie on TV, Donny co-hosted the nationally syndicated daytime talk show Donny & Marie, for which he won many accolades and rave reviews including Emmy nominations for ‘Best Talk Show Host’ and also for ‘Best Producer.’ Always in the news for their top performances, Marie Osmond grew stronger after her divorce but treasured being in the company of her eight children. Marie and her husband, Stephen Craig, recently reunited, bringing back a new life to their estranged relationship. Donny and Marie today After their high-profile appearances on separate seasons of ABC’s top-rated ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ a resurgent Marie and charming talk show host brother Donny made a comeback to the world stage with their new album after 30 long years. Their variety show at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, which started in 2008, got a unanimous extension to the end of 2012.