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16 January 1976 (USA) See more »
Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first... See more »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Mack Newberry, Veteran Entertainment Publicist, Dead at 89
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Veteran Publicist Mack Newberry Dies at 89
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 30)

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

Marie Osmond ... Herself - Host / ... (63 episodes, 1976-1978)

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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60 min
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Did You Know?

George Osmond (October 13, 1917-November 6, 2007) was the patriarch of the Osmond Family. Olive May Osmond (May 4, 1925-August 28, 2004) was the matriarch of the Osmond singing family. The Osmond siblings were born in Ogden, Utah, except Jimmy, who was born in Canoga Park, California. George "Virl" Osmond, Jr (October 19, 1945) was the first born; Thomas "Tom" Rulon (October 26, 1947) was second of nine; Alan (June 22, 1949) was third; Melvin "Wayne" (August 28, 1951) was fourth; Merrill Davis (April 30, 1953) was fifth; Jay (March 2, 1955) was sixth; Donny (December 9, 1957) was seventh; Marie (October 13, 1959) was eighth; and Jimmy (April 16, 1963) completed the ninth sibling. Their father George was in Ogden real estate and selling insurance. The Osmond Brothers began as a barbershop quartet group in their hometown of Ogden, Utah; consisted of brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay. The Osmond Brothers quartet was later joined by younger siblings Donny (joining the group at age 6) and Jimmy (joining at age 6). Melvin "Wayne" Osmond (August 28, 1951) was second oldest, Alan (June 22, 1949) was the oldest, of the original singing brothers. During the 1969 Disneyland Park's Summer schedule, the Osmond Brothers appeared for a four week engagement during the month of June, at the Disneyland's Tomorrowland (outdoor) Summer nightly variety show, produced by Bob Jani and Chuck Corsen, Disneyland Entertainment Division. Disneyland Entertainment produced a three month long variety entertainment show, broken down with a month (4 week) engagement for each group booked as a live entertainment amusement park show. The variety show was staged three times, each night, during the four weeks, the first show starting at seven (7:00pm). The three (June, July and August) month summer variety show was an enticement to keep the park's visitors during the night's entertainment package. Arriving from Ogden, Utah, the first night of their Disneyland stage show appearance, father George Osmond, who managed the group, shepherded the six boys onto the outdoor stage at six (6:00 p.m). With the front curtain closed, until the first show-time of the Tomorrowland stage, the nervous and apprehensive group of Osmond brothers huddled in a circle center stage, while papa George conducted a prayer meeting soothing his nervous son's anxiety. The Osmond Brothers were one of three headliner acts-groups featured during the Tomorrowland variety show"s June four week engagement.See more »
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Nostalgic, Family-Friendly Show, 22 October 2006
Author: quentinwparker1

"Donny & Marie" was one of the last variety shows on the air. The variety show format on TV gained popularity in the early 1960's, and was highly successful until the late '70s. A typical episode was a combination of jokes, skits, dance routines, and musical performances. As with any show of this type, some episodes were stronger than others, depending on the guests.

Variety was format that allowed many aging Hollywood greats, such as Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, and George Burns amongst many others, to perform for their fans on an albeit infrequent basis. Sadly, nearly all of the big name guest stars of the variety show format have passed away.

"Donny & Marie" was truly a family-friendly show. Looking back, it was definitely a wholesome program, one we remember fondly and wished that we would see more of today.

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