Who was Olivia Newton John? | The US sun

OLIVIA Newton-John is known for her blockbuster films and hit singles.

From starring in Grease to releasing pop music songs like Physical and Magic, Olivia Newton-John has had a successful career.

Before her death, Olivia Newton-John enjoyed decades of fame thanks to her film and music career


Before her death, Olivia Newton-John enjoyed decades of fame thanks to her film and music career

Who was Olivia Newton John?

Olivia Newton-John, born September 26, 1948, was an Australian actress, singer and activist from Cambridge, England.

In the 1970s, Olivia rose to prominence by starring in the 1978 musical film Grease, singing the hits from the film’s soundtrack.

She sang the musical numbers “Summer Nights”, “You’re The One That I Want” and “Hopelessly Devoted To You” with co-stars John Travolta and Stockard Channing.

“Summer Nights” and “Hopelessly Devoted To You” earned Olivia credit for becoming the second artist ever to have two songs in the top five on the Billboard chart – the first being Linda Ronstadt.

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Around the same time, she released a string of successful pop and country singles.

Let Me Be There, A Little More Love and I Honestly Love You cemented Olivia’s presence on the Billboard Top 40.

In August 1980, the superstar shared the screen with the late Gene Kelly in another musical film titled Xanadu.

Similar to her work in Grease, she also performed multiple scores from the same soundtrack.

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Xanadu’s soundtrack made the Electric Light Orchestra backed title track another mainstream hit for Olivia, as did the Billboard number one album Magic.

As the 1980s progressed, the singer and actress received more recognition for her efforts.

In October 1981, the star’s eleventh studio album, Physical, became widely available.

Physical contained the title track of the same name, which became their biggest hit of all time.

Alongside Jeff Conaway (left), John Travolta and Stockard Channing (right), Olivia had her acting breakthrough in 1978 with Grease


Alongside Jeff Conaway (left), John Travolta and Stockard Channing (right), Olivia had her acting breakthrough in 1978 with GreaseCredit: TM & © 2002 by Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

Due to the single’s 11-week run at number one, Billboard Physical named it the greatest song of the decade.

Olivia told EW about the popularity of the track, originally written for Rod Stewart: “Roger Davies was my manager at the time; he played it for me and i knew it was a very catchy song!

“I wasn’t aware at the time that it was written for Rod Stewart. I have to talk to him about this one day. Has he ever heard?

The late superstar shared, “I was recording it and then all of a sudden I was like, ‘Gosh, maybe I’ve gone too far!’

“It was a little more raunchy than I thought it would be. I was horrified! I called Roger and said, ‘We have to pull this song!’

“He said, ‘It’s too late. It’s already been on the radio and it’s going up the charts.’

Also in 1981, she earned her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Make A Move On Me,” “Heart Attack,” and “Twist of Fate” were also ’80s-era hits for the artist.

After decades of stardom, Olivia’s death at the age of 73 was announced by her second husband via social media.

On August 8, 2022, John Easterling revealed on Facebook: “Dame Olivia Newton-John, 73, passed away peacefully this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends.

“We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.”

What was Olivia’s net worth?

For her work in music and cinema, Olivia has received 10 American Music Awards, nine Billboard Awards and four GRAMMY Awards.

She is also an Oscar nominee and a two-time Golden Globe nominee.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, she amassed an estimated net worth of $60 million during her lifetime.

In 1999 she won her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song for Love Is A Gift from the TV movie of the same name.

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