John ‘Joseph’ Travolta is an actor and singer from the United States. He rose to prominence in the 1970s, starring in the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979) and the box office hits Carrie (1976), Saturday Night Fever (1977), and Grease (1978).

Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey. His father was a semi-professional football player, who turned into a salesman for a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia was an actress and singer who was a member of the Sunshine sisters, a radio vocal group and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama teacher.

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In July 1976, Travolta had a hit single called “Let Her In,” which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the following years, he appeared in the television film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, as well as two of his most memorable film roles: Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Danny Zuko in Grease (1978). (1978). He co-starred in the romantic comedy Two of a Kind (1983) with Olivia Newton-John.

Travolta co-starred in Look Who’s Talking in 1989, which grossed $297 million, making it his most successful film since Grease. His career was revived when he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino’s hit Pulp Fiction (1994), alongside Samuel L. Jackson, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

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Travolta was dating actress Diana Hyland, whom he met on the set of The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976). They were married until Hyland died of breast cancer on March 27, 1977. Kelly Preston, Travolta’s second wife, died on July 12, 2020, at the age of 57, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

John Travolta has won one Golden Globe awards while receiving nominations for Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guilds Awards and BAFTA Awards.