On This Day In History: ‘Donny & Marie’ TV Series Turns 40

It was 40 years ago today that the Donny & Marie variety television series premiered on ABC. Real-life, singing siblings, Donny and Marie Osmond brought their unique blend of style (i.e. collared shirts, purple socks and superb ice-skating moves… yes, it was the mid-1970’s) and witty banter to the small screen, while acting in comedy skits and then performing a song or two.

Every Friday, the siblings welcomed legendary guest stars to their show, including Bob Hope, Desi Arnaz, Andy Williams, Betty White, Olivia Newton-John, Sonny and Cher and many more.

The show ended each week with the duos’ signature song…

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