Ralph Osmond is the third child and son of George Virl Osmond and Olive
May Davis. He was born on 22 June 1949 in Ogden, Utah. He married Suzanne
Pinegar in 1974, and they are the parents of eight sons: Michael, Nathan,
Douglas, David, Scott, Jonathan, Alexander, and Tyler.
Alan Ralph Osmond presently serves as the
president of the Osmond Family Organization--whose
main purpose is to publicize the genealogies and family histories of the
deceased ancestors and relatives of George and Olive Osmond.
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Alan Ralph Osmond (born on June 22,
1949 in Ogden, Utah, United States) was a member of the family musical
group The Osmonds. He was the oldest of the seven siblings who could sing,
as the two oldest brothers, Virl and Tom, are hearing impaired.... During
much of the Osmonds' career, Alan was the leader of the group, playing
piano, guitar, co-writing many of their songs and arranging the dance
choreography. He has now retired from performing.
Four of the Osmonds were cast over a seven-year
period on NBC's The Andy Williams Show. They also appeared in nine episodes
of the 1963-1964 ABC western television series, The Travels of Jaimie
McPheeters, with Alan in the role of young Micah Kissel. The series starred
then 12-year-old Kurt Russell on a wagon train headed to the American
Osmond dated the Carpenters' lead singer,
Karen Carpenter. He later married Suzanne Pinegar [in 1974]. He and Suzanne
have eight sons, who perform as the Osmond Brothers Second Generation.
Alan, like all the Osmonds, is a devout Mormon; seven of his sons have
served Mormon missions, and the youngest son Tyler plans on serving in
His son, David Osmond, lead singer of the
group Osmonds 2nd Generation, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis,
participated in the eighth season of American Idol on January 28, 2009
with a pass to Hollywood. However, due to laryngitis, he was not able
to make it past Hollywood week.
In 2000, Alan Osmond received the Dorothy
Corwin Spirit of Life Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In his acceptance speech, he stated that he had done some time in the
military and that he had taken karate lessons from Chuck Norris, both
of which reinforced the "you can do it" attitude that he learned
from his father. His motto is, "I may have MS, but MS does NOT have
me!" He currently runs the OneHeart Foundation and is also available
as a motivational speaker.
Alan enlisted in the California National
Guard in the late 1960s. He served at Fort Ord in northern California
in the 144th Artillery.
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