December 9, 1957 (66)
Donny Osmond is an American singer, dancer, actor, television host, and former teen idol. He first gained fame performing with four of his elder brothers as the Osmonds, achieving several top ten hits and gold albums. Osmond then embarked on a solo career, adding more top ten songs to his repertoire.
Osmond’s career in film and television is marked by notable appearances and projects. He gained additional fame with the success of the 1976–1979 variety series “Donny & Marie,” co-hosted with his sister Marie Osmond. The duo also released a series of top ten hits and gold albums. Their long-standing presence in entertainment continued with an 11-year Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas, concluding in 2019. Osmond has also been successful in reality TV, winning season 9 of “Dancing with the Stars” and placing as runner-up in season 1 of “The Masked Singer.” He hosted the game show “Pyramid” from 2002 to 2004.
Osmond’s collaborations span a diverse range of artists and genres. He was the guest vocalist on Dweezil Zappa’s version of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” which featured guitar solos from notable artists like Zakk Wylde and Steve Lukather. In his 1989 comeback, he worked with English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, resulting in the hit “Soldier of Love.” His album “The Soundtrack of My Life” includes a track featuring Stevie Wonder. Osmond’s career has also intersected with other celebrities, including a performance with Lucie Arnaz on “Here’s Lucy,” a cameo in the animated Luis Cardenas music video “Runaway,” and a collaboration with Gary Barlow for the song “Breeze On By.” Donny is also father to Chris Osmond.
Osmond’s achievements in the entertainment industry are highlighted by numerous awards and recognitions. He and his show earned three of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards in 2012, including “Best Show,” “Best All-Around Performer” (Donny & Marie), and “Best Singer.” Osmond again won “Best Singer” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards in 2013.