Here's a look at what 'Grease' actors John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and others are up to today
'Grease' is a 1971 American film which featured John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in lead roles. On Wednesday, a prequel titled 'Summer Loving' was announced.
'Grease,' the 1971 American musical starring John Travolta and Olivia-Newton-John was about two teenagers meeting over a summer break and how they came back together unexpectedly. The romance movie, set in the backdrop of Rydell High School, shows how Danny and Sandy meet over the summer and the ensuing drama. Sandy is new to the school, Danny is a greaser, and so in an attempt to impress his friends, he shrugs off Sandy's approaches initially, but later realizes his folly and tries to woo her throughout the film. 'Grease' has just received a prequel titled 'Summer Loving', which had us wondering what the stars of the original film are up to now?
Travolta who played the role of greaser Danny Zuko in the film, has since played some impressive roles in films, including his portrayal of Vincent Vega in 'Pulp Fiction'. He will next be seen in 'The Poison Rose' and 'Moose'. The actor has also worked in television shows, including the 2016 series 'The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story' in which he played the role of Robert Shapiro. He also produced the television show and has won multiple awards including a Golden Globe for his performance in 'Get Shorty'. Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Pulp Fiction'.
Olivia Newton-John played the role of Sandy Olsson in the film, the girl who falls in love with Danny over a summer. Newton-John is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide. She is a four-time Grammy Award winner. Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer the same week the actor-singer lost her father. Since then, she has actively advocated for awareness about breast cancer and also research for cancer.
Stockard Channing played the role of Betty Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies and Kenickie Murdoch's (another greaser) girlfriend. Channing became an impressive artiste, a 13-time Emmy nominated actor, she was also nominated seven times for the Tony Award for her work on stage. She played the role of First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the series 'The West Wing' and also played the role of Alicia Florrick's mother Victoria in 'The Good Wife'. In a career spanning four decades, the actor has been a part of 47 feature films and 10 television series. Late actor Jeff Conaway played the role of Kenickie Murdoch, Danny's friend, and Betty's boyfriend in the movie.