Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957 in Ogden, Utah) is an American entertainer. He is a singer, musician, actor and former teen idol. He has also been a talk show and game show host, record producer, race car driver and author. He is known for being half of the brother-sister singing act Donny & Marie.
Osmond was born to Olive May 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).
Osmond became a teen idol in the early 1970s as a solo singer, in addition to performing with his older brothers. He along with David Cassidy were easily the biggest "Cover Boy" pop stars for Tiger Beat magazine in the early 70's. His signature solo song, "Puppy Love" vaulted him into international fame. The fame was further advanced by his appearance on the "Here's Lucy" show, where he sang "Too Young" to Lucy's daughter/actress Luci Arnaz.
As a teen heartthrob, Donny's signature color was purple, and he always wore purple socks on the television show Donny & Marie. In the mid '70s, he teamed up with his younger sister, Marie. The duo recorded several albums together, before and during they starred in their own television variety series, Donny & Marie, which aired on ABC between 1976 and 1979.