Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first season also featured all of the Osmond families, but Donny and Marie were obviously ... See full summary »
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Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first season also featured all of the Osmond families, but Donny and Marie were obviously the most popular of the bunch so the rest were phased into occasional appearances. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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In summer 1969, Disneyland Entertainment produced Disneyland's Tomorrowland (outdoor) Summer nightly variety show, a three-month-long variety show with groups booked for 4 weeks at a time. The show was staged three times a night, with the first show at 7, to encourage park guests to stay in the park after dark. In June 1969, the Osmond Brothers appeared for a four-week engagement. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Madeline Kahn/Taj Mahal (1977) See more »

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Come on they were kids
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Donny and Marie premiered they had the full backing of the studio. With big name guest stars like Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, and Bing Crosby. As time went on ABC began using the Donny and Marie Show as nothing more than an hour long advertisement for other ABC shows currently on the air. Charlie's Angels cast, Happy Days cast, Mork and Mindy cast, Eight is Enough cast, Check out the first cast lists and later cast lists.

They were just kids so they couldn't even fight the grown-ups on a level footing. Bringing the show to Utah was an attempt to wrest back control over the guest list and bring in the big drawing names again. Didn't work, as punishment, ABC moved the show opposite the highest rated show on TV at the time; Sixty Minutes. Then complaining about "poor ratings" they canceled the show. They did a remarkable job for being the youngest people to host a musical variety show. With all those adults telling them what to do.


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