Thursday, April 25, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 10th cousin Donny Osmond (1957-living), Famous Singer and TV Host

This week's famous cousin is Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond (1957-living), the famous singer and TV host.  And he was a big hit at RootsTech years ago!!!

Here is the Wikipedia biography:

Donald Clark Osmond (born December 9, 1957) 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, earning several top ten hits and gold albums. Then, in the early 1970s, Osmond began a solo career, earning several additional top ten songs.
He further gained fame due to the success of the 1976–1979 variety series Donny & Marie, which Osmond hosted with his sister Marie Osmond. The Donny & Marie duo also released a series of top ten hits and gold albums, and hosted a syndicated and Daytime Emmy Award–nominated 1998–2000 talk show. Donny & Marie retired from headlining an 11-year Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas in 2019.
He also successfully competed on two reality TV shows, winning season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and being named runner-up for season 1 of The Masked Singer. He also hosted the game show Pyramid from 2002 to 2004.

The FamilySearch Family Tree indicates that I am his 10th cousin. Here is the closest relationship path from Relative Finder:

My most recent common ancestors with cousin Donny Osmond are my 9th great-grandparents Thomas Wight (1607-1674) and alice Roundy (1608-1665).

Are you related to Donny Osmond?  Check out his profile on the FamilySearch Family Tree and click the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to have your profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.

This shows that you never know to whom you might be related!!!  I'm having lots of Genealogy Fun.  Click here to see all of my famous cousins.


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