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Jimmy Osmond
Born James Arthur Osmond
April 16, 1963 (1963-04-16) (age 46)
Canoga Park, California

Jimmy Osmond (born James Arthur Osmond, April 16, 1963 (1963-04-16) (age 46), Canoga Park, California) is an American singer, actor, and businessman.

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Biography

Jimmy Osmond is the youngest of his siblings and an occasional member of their musical group, The Osmonds. He is the ninth and last child of George and Olive Osmond, and his siblings are Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, and Marie Osmond. He is also the only Osmond of the nine not to have been born in the family's hometown of Ogden, Utah. He remains the youngest performer to have a No. 1 single in the UK Singles Chart, with "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" in 1972.[1]

Osmond married Michelle Larson in 1992. Their four children are Sophia Michele (born 1994), Zachary James "Zack" (born 1997), Arthur Wyatt (born 2000), and Isabella Olive Renae "Bella" (born 2002).

Osmond has made a number of guest appearances on UK television. These include the reality television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! broadcast by ITV in 2005, where he finished in fourth place; and a 2006 appearance on All Star Family Fortunes ; and a celebrity version of Come Dine With Me.

For the 2008/2009 pantomime season he appeared at the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton, UK, playing the role of Buttons in Cinderella.

From 11 January until 28 February 2009 he played the Teen Angel in Grease in London's West End. After leaving Grease, he played Billy Flynn in the UK 2009 touring production of Chicago, alongside Ex-EastEnders actress Emma Barton.

He also was a guest on BBC Television's Saturday Kitchen programme on 24 January 2009. On 6 June 2009 Osmond and his wife appeared on the All Star Mr and Mrs television programme.

In January 2010 Osmond participated in the British ITV1 celebrity reality television programme Popstar to Operastar.

Recordings

Osmond has earned six gold records.

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Singles

  • "My Little Darling" / "My Little Darling" (Japanese)
  • "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" (Swedish)
  • "Happy Robbers" / "I Found A Little Happiness" (Japanese)
  • "Goodbye Mr. Tears" / "Put Your Hand In The Hand"
  • "Chuk Chuk" / "Jimmy Boy" (Japanese)
  • "If Santa Were My Daddy" / "Silent Night"
  • "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" / "Mother Of Mine"
  • "Tweedle Dee" / "Mama‚Äôd Know What To Do"
  • "Little Arrows" / "Don‚Äôt You Remember"
  • "I‚Äôm Gonna Knock On Your" / "Give Me A Good Old Mammy Song"
  • "Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus"
  • "You‚Äôre There" / "Life Is Just What You Make It"
  • "Kimi Wa Pretty" / "Tokyo Savannah" (Japanese)
  • "Ring Ring" / "After All"
  • "She Put The Light On" / "Uncertain"
  • "Living In Love" / "One More Chance" (Japanese)
  • "Siempre Tu" (Spanish)
  • "Dos En Uno" (Spanish)
  • "Otono Y Primavera" (Spanish)
  • "Shine"

Albums

  • Little Jimmy Osmond (Japan, 1972)
  • Killer Joe (1972)
  • Little Arrows (1975)
  • Kimi Wa Pretty (Japan, 1981)
  • Siempre Tu (in Spanish; Mexico, 1985)
  • Keep The Fire Burnin‚Äô (US 2000, UK 2001)

Soundtracks

  • Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus
  • The Great Brain (1978)
  • Hugo The Hippo (1976)
  • The Osmonds (animated TV series, 1972)

Movies

Television

Business interests

References

External links

Preceded by
Benny Hill

Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

UK Christmas Number One single

Long Haired Lover from Liverpool

1972

Succeeded by
Slade

Merry Christmas Everybody


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