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Seasons:
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Release Date:
16 January 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Mack Newberry, Veteran Entertainment Publicist, Dead at 89
 (From The Wrap. 9 August 2014, 4:44 PM, PDT)

R.I.P. Publicist Mack Newberry
 (From Deadline New York. 9 August 2014, 3:56 PM, PDT)

Veteran Publicist Mack Newberry Dies at 89
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 9 August 2014, 11:47 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Donny Osmond ... Himself - Host / ... (63 episodes, 1976-1978)

Marie Osmond ... Herself - Host / ... (63 episodes, 1976-1978)
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Series Directed by
Art Fisher (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Perry Rosemond (18 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Bruce Vilanch (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Rod Warren (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bill Dana (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Chet Dowling (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sandy Krinski (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bill Larkin (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Steve Adams (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Phil Hahn (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bruce Kirschbaum (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Duncan Scott McGibbon (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Franelle Silver (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Aubrey Tadman (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mort Scharfman (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ed Hinder (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Pumpian (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harvey Weitzman (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Arnie Kogen (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Thomas C. Chapman (2 episodes, 1976)
April Kelly (2 episodes, 1976)
Marty Krofft (2 episodes, 1976)
Sid Krofft (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Art Fisher .... producer (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Raymond Katz .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Arnie Kogen .... producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Marty Krofft .... producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sid Krofft .... producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Donny Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jay Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jimmy Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Merrill Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tom Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Wayne Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jerry McPhie .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Earl Brown (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bill Breshears (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Production Design by
Ed LaPorta (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Bohnert (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John Told (1 episode, 1976)

Arlene Alen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ret Turner (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Mackie (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carol Baumann .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Jim Morey .... production executive (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jim Zrake .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Locke .... associate director (1 episode, 1976)
Gregory Sills .... associate director (1 episode, 1976)
David Grossman .... associate director (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Calvin 'Cal' McWhorten .... construction coordinator (63 episodes, 1976-1978)
Edward 'Ed' McWhorten .... construction foreman (63 episodes, 1976-1978)
Edwin McCormick .... construction coordinator (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Sound Department
Dean Okrand .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Kim Richards .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ken Becker .... audio (2 episodes, 1976)
Ed Greene .... audio consultant (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Special Effects by
G. Lynn Maughan .... special effects technician (27 episodes, 1977-1978)

Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ran Ballard .... electrician (9 episodes, 1976)
Leard Davis .... lighting consultant / lighting designer (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dick Browning .... video (2 episodes, 1976)
John Gillis .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1976)
Dick Watson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1976)
George Wood .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1976)

Steven Castaneda .... electrician / light operator: follow spot (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sanford Slepak .... costume illustrator (1 episode, 1976)
Bob Mackie .... marie's gowns designed by (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Earl Brown .... special musical material (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tommy Wolf .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
James Argiro .... vocal arranger (2 episodes, 1976)
Tommy Oliver .... conductor / arranger / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Alf Clausen .... conductor / music arranged and conducted by (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Claude Williamson .... conductor / music arranged and conducted by (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Other crew
George Osmond .... production consultant (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Susie Kain-Maddux .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Robert Paul .... ice choreographer (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sandy Prudden .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jack DeLeon .... comedy consultant (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Trudy Bennett .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producers (2 episodes, 1976)
Mike Maloof .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976)
Sidney Miller .... comedy consultant (2 episodes, 1976)
Caroljane Rapp .... assistant to the producers / script supervisor (2 episodes, 1976)
Carl Jablonski .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
David Winters .... choreographer / musical production consultant (1 episode, 1976)

Charles Burch .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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It was due to a popular appearance by a pair of actresses from the former series "The Brady Bunch" (1969) that led to the creation of the sitcom-musical variety hybrid "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour" (1976).See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Come on they were kids, 17 February 2007
Author: aewgliriel from United States

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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