Olivia Newton-John

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
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Profession: Singer and Actress


Biography: Olivia Newton-John had a long and successful career as a singer, straddling both country and pop music. Her five number one US hits including "Physical", "You're The One That I Want" and "Magic". She won four Grammys, including Record of the Year for "I Honestly Love You" in 1974.

As an actor her most famous role was Sandy in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Grease" opposite John Travolta. The role won her a Golden Globe award.

Newton-John was also known as an advocate for health issues, including breast cancer, from which she suffered, and eventuslly died.

Born: September 26, 1948
Birthplace: Cambridge, England

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Died: August 8, 2022 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Married Life

  • 1984-12-15 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi
  • 2008-06-30 Singer-actress Olivia Newton-John (59) weds natural-health businessman John Easterling (56) in Florida's Jupiter Island

Historical Events

  • 1975-02-18 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win
  • 1976-01-31 3rd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win
  • 1977-01-31 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win
  • 1978-06-16 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical
  • 1979-03-07 5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)
  • 1981-09-28 “Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)
  • 1981-11-21 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks
  • 1983-01-17 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar, Rick Springfield, and Olivia Newton-John win
  • 1990-06-11 UN appoints British-​Australian singer Olivia Newton-John as environmental ambassador
  • 2017-05-30 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years
  • 2019-11-03 Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California

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