Both Donny and Marie were offered roles in a , with Donny being considered for the role of the and Marie for the role of Sandy; Marie turned the role down, concerned that the character's rebellious turn at the end was not a fit for her.
They even had their own 1972—1973 Saturday-morning cartoon series, , on.
But the Osmond artists and enterprises began operating separately.
They wrote all the songs and played all the instruments with Alan on rhythm guitar, Wayne on lead guitar, Merrill on lead vocals and bass, Jay on drums and Donny on keyboards.
The Osmond Brothers' record sales were hampered by a reluctance to go on tour; the group instead opted to stay in and promote their music through promotional.
Their father, , died on November 6, 2007, at age 90.