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Grease star Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John has died. This was announced by her family on their social media accounts. Newton-John “died peacefully on her ranch in Southern California,” according to husband John Easterling’s statement on Instagram. Her family and friends were with her.

»Olivia was over 30 For years a symbol of victories and hope, more than 30 for years by sharing their journey with breast cancer,” it continues.

Newton-John was 1980 diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. Since then she has been committed to cancer research and early detection. 1992 the singer and actress had breast cancer metastases in the spine diagnosed. 2018 another relapse became public.

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Born in Cambridge, England, the granddaughter of the German winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Max Born, and the daughter of a college president who emigrated to Australia, founded a girls’ band as a schoolgirl. A talent contest brought the -year-olds returned to the UK. 1966 she took her first there Record on.

In a career spanning five decades, the British-Australian artist made a name for herself as a singer, actress and songwriter. Through her leading role in »Grease«, a film adaptation of the musical of the same name by 1971 about a high school love story set in the 1950s, she became famous worldwide.

Olivia Newton-John 1996 in front of a poster showing her with her then film partner John Travolta in »Grease«

Photo: Horst Ossinger / dpa

For her role as Sandy, she became with the Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy or a Mu physically excellent. Her song “You’re The One That I Want” topped the international hit lists for weeks.

After »Grease« she stood 1980 right back in front of the camera for the fantasy musical »Xanadu« on roller skates to disco songs with the hit songs “Xanadu”, “Magic” and “Suddenly”. A year later, Newton-John released her most successful album »Physical«.

During her singing career she sold about a hundred million records and won four Grammys.

Olivia Newton-John was 30 Year old.

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