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Donny Osmond
Background information
Birth name Donald Clark Osmond
Born December 9, 1957 (1957-12-09) (age 61)
Ogden, Utah, United States
Genres Vocal, pop rock, R&B, bubblegum, blue-eyed soul, comedy, musical theatre
Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, television host, dancer, radio personality, author
Years active 1961–present
Labels Universal
Associated acts Marie Osmond, The Osmonds, Dweezil Zappa

Donald Clark Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, dancer, actor, 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. Osmond went solo in the early 1970s, earning several top ten hits including, "Go Away Little Girl", "Puppy Love", and later, "Soldier of Love".

For more than 40 years, he and younger sister Marie have also gained fame as Donny & Marie, partly due to the success of their 1976–79 self-titled variety series, which aired on ABC and a string of gold records. The duo also did a 1998–2000 talk show and have been headlining in Las Vegas since 2008.

Osmond is also the celebrity winner of the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.

Personal life

On May 8, 1978 at the age of 20, Osmond married Debra Glenn in the Salt Lake Temple. She was born in Billings, Montana, on February 26, 1958. Together they have five sons: Donald Clark Osmond, Jr. (b. 1979), Jeremy James Osmond (b. 1981), Brandon Michael Osmond (b. 1985), Christopher Glenn Osmond (b. 1990), and Joshua Davis Osmond (b. 1998).

Osmond became a grandfather in 2005, and now has multiple grandchildren.

Like the rest of his family, he is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In the aftermath of Proposition 8 in California, which received large Mormon support, Osmond stated that he opposes same-sex marriage but that he does not condemn homosexuality.

Osmond's two oldest brothers are deaf and his nephew is hard of hearing.


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