Donny Osmond was born an entertainer. Before he even became a teenager, the young boy had already become a star with his brother in The Osmonds, and his life would never be the same again. 

Stardom brought Donny Osmond to all parts of the world, enabling him to meet fans wherever he went, earn a lot of money, and choose to do anything he wanted… Though, there were also a lot of downsides to it. He has struggled with mental health issues, and when touring with The Osmonds, they got to witness the negative impacts Osmondmania could lead to.

In an instant, a balcony at Heathrow collapsed when fans wanted to greet him. And on another occasion, as Donny Osmond revealed not long ago, he almost lost one of his eyes.

Donny Osmond was born on December 9, 1957, in Odgen, Utah. Right from the start, he was an entertainer, performing alongside his older siblings as a part of The Osmonds when he was just a young child.

His older siblings, Alan, Wayne Merrill, and Jay, were already entertainers by the time Donny was born and had been singing together for many years. He was added to the group – and the rest is, as they say, history.

Donny Osmond – rise to fame

Donny was the seventh of nine children. His parents had always dreamed of having a large family, and Donny grew up in a home where religion was important. With that came strict discipline, but there was also a lot of music.

Both his parents – Olive and George – were singers, and every Friday night, the whole family got together to sing, play saxophone, and talk about things happening in the world.

At three years old, Donny and his family left Utah to pursue their extensive career in show business. The next destination was Hollywood.

While it initially was “traumatic,” at age 5, Donny Osmond and his brothers got their big breakthrough as they began performing on The Andy Williams Show.


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