Donny Osmond is pop entertainer and former teen idol best known for hosting a variety show with his sister, Marie. He gained fame along with four of his older brothers as The Osmonds, which was a segment of the variety show, The Andy Williams Show. He won the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Donald Clark “Donny” Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, actor, radio personality, and former teen idol.
Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah, the seventh son of Olive May and George Virl Osmond. 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.
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, 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.
In 2009, Osmond won the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars. Osmond appeared as a guest judge on Strictly Come Dancing on week 3 (movie week) of the 12th series.