The Osmond Family have been in the world of show business for the last four decades.
Despite rising to fame during the mid ’70s whilst they were all mere teenagers, the all singing, all dancing family have managed to keep their names squeaky clean throughout their career.
But is it all as it seems?
Here are some of the families best kept secrets.
The Donny & Marie show was well known for some huge celebrity guests. While this bought in the viewers and was good for the show, it wasn’t always good for Marie. In later life she has recalled a time when Groucho Marx was a celebrity guest and how he would pinch her. She said “he was a dirty old man.”
Marie has spoken about how hard it was to be in the limelight from such a young age. She recalls how when she was 15 she was under pressure to stay thin. When Donny and Marie were offered their show, producers threatened to cancel if Marie didn’t lose weight. She was only 103 pounds at the time, but she stopped eating in order to get down to 97 pounds. She explained that producers said she was “obese, disgusting and a disgrace to my family.”