Olivia Newton-John CNN




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Olivia Newton-John shoot to stardom opposite John Travolta in the musical, blockbuster, Grease. It was 1978.

She was twenty-nine (29) years old, but played an innocent teen in love with a boy from the other side of the tracks.

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Newton-John first won over devoted fans as an award-winning singer in the early seventies (1970s).

Let me be There earned her a Grammy Award for Best Country Female Vocal Performance. And her 1974 chart-topping hit, I Honestly Love You, won the Grammy for Record of the Year.

Over the course of her career, Newton-John sold over a hundred-million (100 million) albums, scored multiple number-one hits, including Magic from her box-office dud Xanadu, one that showcased her sexier side.

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress: “Come on get physical. Physical. Physical.”

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Born in England, Newton-John moved to Australia at the age of five. By the time she was a teenager, she was already performing on Australian TV shows, like Band Stand.

In addition to her singing, Newton-John was well-known as a tireless advocate for breast cancer research and early detection — she was diagnosed with the disease in 1992. And her successful treatment inspired her to help others.

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress: “I’m really thrilled that I can give back in some way and try and help other women who are going through that experience, because it’s a very difficult thing to go through alone.”
The Australian singer faced another crisis in 2005 when her boyfriend Patrick McDermott went missing during a fishing trip off the California coast.

He was never found.

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress: “The pain will always be there. I miss him. I love him. I can’t do anything about it. We don’t know what happened, and I’ll never know what happened.

But I’ve tried to move forward and do something positive with it by creating music for myself and hopefully for others.

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And she never stopped creating music, performing into her sixties during a three-year residency at Las Vegas’ Flamingo Casino.

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress: “Have to believe we are magic.”

Newton-John’s breast cancer returned in 2013. In 2017, she was diagnosed with spine cancer.

Despite life’s challenges, she always remained grateful.

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress: “I don’t think I’d change anything, because I’ve had such an amazingly interesting life. I’ve done so many things. And never planned on any of them, really, except singing because that’s all I can do.”

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News Anchor: John Travolta has just posted a reaction to the death of Olivia Newton-John.

This is on his Instagram page:

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible,” he wrote. “I love you so much. We will see you down the road, and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you — and forever!”
“Your Danny, your John!”

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Actor, Actress. Olivia Newton-John become very famous as a fashion model. True or false?

Pop Singer. In the movie Grease, did Olivia star as the mother of the main character (played by John Travolta)?

Director. Did Olivia begin her career as a child actress? Was she a very successful actress?

Producer. Olivia Newton-John was an American. She was born and raised in the United States. Is this right or wrong?

Writer, Script Writer. Did Olivia Newton-John help feed starving people in poor countries?

Cameraman, Cinematography. Was Patrick McDermott Olivia’s husband? Did they get divorced?
Sound Technician. Olivia Newton-John lived a long, health life. Do you agree?
Film Editor, Studio Engineer. Olivia Newton-John was my favorite singer and actress. Yes or no? Have you heard of Olivia Newton-John? Did your parents or grandparents know her?

Set Designer, Props Designer. Who are some famous pop singers and, or actors and actresses in your country? Who are your favorite celebrities?

Makeup Artist, Costume Designer. I would like to be a singer or actor or actress.

Choreographer, Stuntman. What might happen in the future?

Movie Extras.
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