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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
By United Press International

Donny Osmond sidelined from Vegas act

LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- Vocal fatigue has sidelined Donny Osmond, causing sister Marie to work their headliner show at the Flamingo Las Vegas with a backup partner, a spokesman said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
By United Press International
Donny: Marie and I are fine

Donny: Marie and I are fine

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Donny Osmond said in Las Vegas he and Marie are doing fine in spite of a breach of contract suit filed by former producer Chip Lightman.
Osmond on 'cloud nine' after 'DWTS' win

Osmond on 'cloud nine' after 'DWTS' win

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainer Donny Osmond said he is "on cloud nine" after winning the competition series "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night.
Osmond crowned 'DWTS' Season 9 champ

Osmond crowned 'DWTS' Season 9 champ

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Donny Osmond and his professional dance partner won the coveted mirrorball trophy on Tuesday's Season 9 finale of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Joanna Krupa eliminated from 'DWTS'

Joanna Krupa eliminated from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Joanna Krupa was eliminated in the semifinals of the competition series "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
Three finalists to be named on 'DWTS'

Three finalists to be named on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Three finalists are to be named on the upcoming results episode of the U.S. competition series "Dancing with the Stars," ABC said.
Shakira to perform on TV's 'Dancing'

Shakira to perform on TV's 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Colombian pop star Shakira has been booked to perform on "Dancing with the Stars," ABC announced.
Osmond, DeLay to compete on 'DWTS'

Osmond, DeLay to compete on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Singer Donny Osmond, reality TV's Kelly Osbourne and former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay are to compete on "Dancing with the Stars."
Donny and Marie extend Vegas run

Donny and Marie extend Vegas run

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Sibling performers Donny and Marie Osmond will keep their Las Vegas act going for two more years, Flamingo Las Vegas announced Monday.
Osmonds named hosts of Mother's Day show

Osmonds named hosts of Mother's Day show

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are to serve as hosts for the upcoming "Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom" Mother's Day TV special.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007.
By United Press International

Osmonds keep date with Oprah

CHICAGO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A special appearance by the Osmond family on Oprah Winfrey's U.S. talk show turned into something of tribute to clan patriarch George Osmond, who died Tuesday.
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American singer Donny Osmond performs at Wembley Arena in London on October 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, musician, actor and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk show and game show host, record producer, race car driver, and author. In the mid 1960s, he and his four elder brothers gained fame as the "Osmond Brothers" on the long running variety program, the "Andy Williams Show". Donnie went solo in the early 1970s covering such hits as "Go Away Little Girl" and "Puppy Love". In 1978 he became known for being half of the brother-sister singing duet Donny & Marie, with a four year variety series of their own on ABC. Between a highly successful teen career in the 1970s and a rebirth in the 1990s, the singer/ actor's career was stymied in the 1980s, by what some have called a "boy scout image". Osmond stated on the May 1, 2009 "Larry King Live" show, that Michael Jackson once suggested that Osmond change his name. Osmond's agent even suggested that spreading false rumors about drug arrest charges might boost his career. In 1989, Osmond had two chart-topping recordings, the first of which was being credited to a "mystery artist". From 1992-1997 he played Joseph in the Toronto production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Creator Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, impressed by Osmond's talents and the show's long run, chose Osmond to do the 1999 film version (which also starred Sir Richard Attenborough as Jacob). On November 24, 2009, two weeks shy of his 52nd birthday, Osmond was crowned Dancing with the Stars season nine champion.

Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah, the seventh son of Olive May Osmond (née Davis) 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 (also known as The Osmond Brothers, which later included tracks with youngest brother Jimmy as well). Donny was raised as a Mormon in Utah along with his siblings. Osmond later traced his family ancestry back to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales; his journey was documented in a BBC Wales program, Donny Osmond Coming Home. On the BBC's The One Show with Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, a plaque was unveiled in the town saying roughly: 'This plaque commemorates the ancestors of Donny Osmond."

The father of Andy Williams saw the Osmond Brothers (Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay) perform at Disneyland as a barbershop quartet. In short order, the group was invited to audition for The Andy Williams Show. They soon became regulars on the show and gained popularity quickly. Donny made his debut on the show at the age of 5 singing "You Are My Sunshine". The brothers continued to perform on the show throughout the 1960s along with a few visits from their sister Marie.

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