John Travolta and the tragedy that hit the world and the actor in particular: here are the details of the story
One of the actors who marked history with the character of Denny Zucco in the beloved historical musical Grease, year 1978 is just him, John Travolta. He achieved international fame with the film preceding the one mentioned above entitled Saturday Night Fever, also receiving an Oscar nomination for best actor for both films. Today, however, he has to face a bitter memory due to the loss of a loved one
Since he was a boy, he loved performing with his brothers in various plays and, at the age of twelve, he was encouraged by his parents to take tap lessons from Fred Kelly, brother of the famous Gene. In 1971 fter having attended Dwight Morrow High School, he abandoned his studies to be able to devote himself to his artistic career. Precisely in that year the turning point: he is chosen in the traveling company of the musical Grease.
Thanks to this musical, he gets a great success that takes him around the United States until he moves to Los Angeles to continue his acting career. In 1975 he manages to get a first role in the film The evil one. At just twenty-two, the young man is chosen in the lead role of the cast of the famous TV series The Saturday night boyswhere he plays Vinnie Barbarino, an Italian student with a poetic vein, who enjoys insulting others in rhyme.
Director Badham is delighted by Travolta’s theatrical performance, draws inspiration from his interpretation and chooses him as the protagonist for his next film, Saturday Night Fever, where the actor manages to increase his notoriety. Success is repeated in 1978, when he is chosen in the film Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John to play the famous Denny Zukko. The film is unprecedented, a smash hit: the film gets five Golden Glob nominationsand in 1979 and the soundtrack sold over 25 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling in the history of music.
Unfortunately, on Monday 8 August, news left an indelible mark on the world: the disappearance of the beautiful Sandy, played by her, Olivia Newton-John.
John Travolta’s memory for his Sandy
To move the web for the death of the beloved Sandy, the most influential character of cinema of all time, of the beautiful Olivia Newton-John is John Travolta’s message.
The actor’s Instagram message left the whole world speechless, which was particularly tried: “Dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better. Your impact has been incredible. I adore you. We will see each other along the way and we will be together again. I have been yours from the first moment I saw you and I will be yours forever. Your Danny, your John ”.