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Donny and Marie Osmond
One of America's most enduring showbiz families, the Osmonds have provided the country with wholesome entertainment for decades. The two most famous of the performing family are siblings Donny and Marie. Their careers have included everything from a variety show to hit singles to Broadway musicals to QVC, where Marie sells a popular line of dolls. Both siblings also tried their hands – or, rather, their feet – at Dancing with the Stars. Marie placed third in her season (her freestyle dance had her dressing up as one of her QVC dolls) and Donny won the great big mirrorball trophy two years later.
As for their own personal practices? When Donny was a teenager, already a celebrity thanks to his song "Puppy Love," was excused from doing his mission trip because his worldwide success was already bringing positive attention to the Mormon faith. Marie's daughter Jessica is an out lesbian, and though many in the LDS community disdain homosexuality, Marie has openly embraced her daughter. In a radio interview, Marie said, "When it comes to marriage... I think that civil rights need to be for all. When you start mixing religion into that and beliefs, you know, I do believe in the Bible. My daughter understands my beliefs. And... God said to be married and be productive with your children and, and, you know, replenish the earth or whatever. She understands those things. My daughter is sharp."