Saturday, November 01, 2008
Donny and Marie return for their 2nd appearance on `Sidewalks`
Brother and sister Donny and Marie Osmond have been performing all their lives. They are both singers, actors, and dancers.
One of their earliest TV appearances was on The Andy Williams Show, where Donny and Marie's older brothers (Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay) were regulars.
As the years progressed, they became successful solo artists: Donny in the rock scene and Marie in the country music world.
Their teaming and popularity grew when the Osmond siblings became the youngest primetime hosts of their own variety show called Donny & Marie in the mid '70s. The duo recorded several albums together prior to and while starring in the hit TV series. The two reunited on TV in 1998 in the syndicated Donny & Marie daytime talk show.
In recent years, Donny has been a game show host, a Broadway performer, a TV magazine correspondent (Entertainment Tonight and The Insider) and actor in such movies as "College Road Trip." Marie is a successful doll designer and seller, a weight loss pitchperson, was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, and is scheduled to be a daytime TV host again in the fall of 2009.
In this 2008 interview with SIDEWALKS host Cindy Rhodes, Donny and Marie talk about their performing style and their new variety show at the Flamingo in Las Vegas.
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