The Osmond Family

Donny Osmond and the Osmond Family.

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The Osmonds Auto-Biographie.

The nine children of the Osmond family became a family singing sensation in the early 60s when the four eldest brothers, Merrill, Alan, Jay, and Wayne, debuted their barbershop quartet on The Andy Williams Show. Eventually the group expanded to include Donny, Marie, and Jimmy Osmond. Instantly popular, the Osmonds made regular appearances on the show, and soon their younger brothers, Donny and Jimmy, as well as their sister, Marie joined them onstage.

Olive Mae Davis, the matriarch of the Osmond family, was working in Ogden, Utah, as a secretary when she met George Osmond. A devout Mormon, Osmond had previously worked as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in World War II. In 1944, he and Olive married. Their first child, George Virl, Jr. was born October 19, 1945. Their son Tom came two years later, on October 26, 1947. To support the family, George, Sr. worked odd jobs, including a stint as the postmaster for the city of Ogden.

Shortly after the birth of their children, the Osmonds learned that their sons were both born with the same degenerative disease, which left them nearly deaf. This came as a blow to the familyespecially George, Sr., who loved to sing. Doctors warned the parents that any other children the couple had could also inherit the disease, but the Osmonds wanted a large family. As the years passed, the family continued to grow: sons Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay quickly followed. None of them inherited the genetic disorder of their elder brothers.

Interested in passing on his musical abilities to his children, George taught the boys to sing in barbershop harmony. The boys, ranging in age from three to nine, had true talent and began to perform locally to earn money for their brothers' hearing aids, and in service to the Mormon church. Within a few years, the boys' talent had earned enough public acclaim that George, Sr. took the boys to audition for the Lawrence Welk show in California. Welk turned them down but, undeterred, the boys visited Disneyland and were hired to perform there full-time. While at Disneyland, the group was scouted by the father of popular variety-show host Andy Williams.

The brothers began appearing on The Andy Williams Show starting in 1962. Younger brother Donny soon joined the group, followed by sister Marie and their youngest brother, Jimmy. The family performed on Andy Williams for seven seasons before opening up a recording studio in their basement, where they proceeded to produce 34 gold and platinum records. They also toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, making stiff competition for The Jackson 5 and The Partridge Family.

Although the four Osmond brothers achieved great success in their early musical career, younger siblings Donny and Marie brought the family's fame to new levels, teaming up to create one of sugar-pop's most squeaky-clean duos. They started their careers separately, Donny performing as a solo artist and with various members of the family, and 13-year-old Marie creating chart-topping country hits such as Paper Roses and Who's Sorry Now. After the success of her first single, Marie began touring with her brothers on the nightclub circuit, most frequently with Donny.

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