This family is anything but your average Utah Mormons! For over forty years, this musical family has graced us with their talents. The original group began with the four brothers: Jay, Alan, Merrill and Wayne. Later, Donny and Jimmy joined in. During that period the family really trail blazed through the music industry. Eventually, Marie began a solo career and then even joined Donny for their famous duo that they still perform today. Despite, their fame, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. From tough times to the more joyous moments, we have gathered together all of the fascinating details of this complex family story. So, read on to learn about everything from dark times to their favorite charity.
Obviously, the Osmonds had anything but a normal childhood. While peers may have worked local jobs after school, Donny was only seventeen when his show began, thus working well over the normal hours of kids his age. Both him and his sister worked 20 hours daily! Between memorizing dance routines, new songs and scripts, the kids had their hands full. Not everything was always appropriate for these young performers to be exposed to on set though. We’ll get to that next.