Donald Clark 'Donny' Osmond (born December 9 1957 in Ogden, Utah) is an American and International entertainment personality. He is a singer, musician, and former teen idol and has worked as a talk show and game show host, actor, record producer, race car driver, and author.
== Family and early history =
Born to parents Olive and George Osmond, he is best known for being half of the brother-sister singing act Donny & Marie. He is the brother of Alan, Jay, Jimmy, Merrill, Wayne, Marie, Tom, and Virl Osmond. Alan, Jay, Merrill, Wayne, and Donny were members of the popular singing group The Osmonds (also known as The Osmond Brothers).
== 1970s and Donny & Marie =
Donny became a teen idol in the early 1970s as a solo singer, in addition to performing with his older brothers.
In the mid '70s, he teamed up with his younger sister, Marie. The duo recorded several albums together, before and during they starred in their own television variety series, Donny & Marie, which aired on ABC between 1976 and 1979.