Olivia Newton-John

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Singer • Actress

Birth Date: September 26, 1948

Death Date: August 8, 2022

Birth Place: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

One of the most iconic figures in the history of pop music, Olivia Newton-John was perhaps best known for her role as Sandy in the blockbuster hit movie musical "Grease" (1978). Born in Cambridge, England in 1948, Newton-John's family relocated to Australia when she was six, bestowing her with a memorable accent that would remain indelible to her public image.

Newton-John was only 14 when she formed a girl-group with three friends and began performing regularly at her brother-in-law's coffee shop. By 18, she had starred in the Australian movie "Funny Things Happen Down Under" and won a trip to England as part of a musical talent competition, where she eventually recorded the single "Till You Say You'll Be Mine" for Decca Records.

After touring Britain for a time with singer Pat Carroll, Newton-John released the full-length album If Not For You in 1971. Two years later, she found her niche with the album Let Me Be There, which took on a distinct country-pop style. Several hit albums followed before Newton-John won her iconic role in "Grease," taking her fame to unprecedented levels.

Though her next movie "Xanadu" (1980) would prove more of a cult hit, Newton-John continued recording, taking on a more adult contemporary pop sound for the smash album Physical. Newton-John's output would remain steady until 1992, when she was forced to take a break while recovering from breast cancer.

She would chronicle the struggle on the 1994 record Gaia: One Woman's Journey, and subsequently continued to act as an advocate for breast cancer research and awareness. The 2000s found Newton-John more focused on collaboration, teaming with other artists for the duets album (2), and pairing with her "Grease" co-star John Travolta for the holiday album This Christmas.

She would also remain active on screen, appearing in the tongue-in-cheek horror movie "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" (2017). Olivia Newton-John died on August 8, 2022 in CA at the age of 73.

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Deltopia

Executive Producer
Movie
2023

Olivia Newton-John At Fire Fight Aus

Actor
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2022

Stars

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2021

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

Guest
Show
2021

Choeur en fête

Guest
Show
2021

Olivia Newton-John Feat. Chloe Lattanzi: The Window in the Wall

Music Performer
Show
2021

Olivia Newton-John: Physical

Music Performer
Show
2021

Christmas with Delta

Music Performer
Show
2020

Towards Tokyo: Sydney 2000 Uncovered

Guest
Show
2020

Fire Fight Australia

Host
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2020

Fire Fight Australia Highlights

Music Performer
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2020

Fire Fight Australia Concert

Music Performer
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2020

Fire Fight Australia Concert

Guest
Show
2020

Fire Fight Australia Concert

Music Performer
Show
2020

John Farnham + O.N.J.: FFA

Music Performer
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2020

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

Actor
Olivia
Movie
2020

Access Daily

Guest
Show
2019

Tamron Hall

Guest
Talk
2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

Guest
Show
2019

Sir Cliff Richard: 60 Years in Public and in Private

Actor
Show
2018

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Access

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2017

Access Live

Guest
Show
2017

Huckabee

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News
2017

Sharknado 5: Global SwarmingStream

Actor
Orion
Movie
2017
30%

Hit Melody Vintage

Music Performer
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2015

The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made

Actor
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2015

Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed

Guest Star
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2015

Happy Holidays America

Music Performer
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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Music Performer
Talk
2014

Happy Holidays America 2013

Music Performer
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2013

The Queen Latifah Show

Guest
Talk
2013

The Big Interview With Dan RatherStream

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2013

Happy Holidays America 2012

Music Performer
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2012

Home & Family

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Talk
2012

Katie

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Talk
2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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Talk
2012

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John: I Think You Might Like It

Music Performer
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2012

A Rocky Mountain High Concert Celebration of John Denver

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2011

The Chew

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2011

Dr. Steve

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2011

A Few Best Men

Actor
Barbara
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2011

The TalkStream

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Talk
2010

The TalkStream

Music Performer
Talk
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Music Performer
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2010

Big River Man

Executive Producer
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2010

Score: A Hockey Musical

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Hope Gordon
Movie
2010

The Dr. Oz Show

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2009

The Project

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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

Moms on the Move

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2009

GleeStream

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Herself
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2009
70%

The Magic 7

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2009

The Bonnie Hunt Show

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2008

The Doctors

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2008

Sordid Lives: The Series

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Bitsy Mae Harling
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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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Talk
2008

My Generation

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2008

Olivia Newton-John: I Honestly Love You

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2008

Olivia Newton-John: Magic (Live At The Sydney Opera House)

Music Performer
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2008

Olivia Newton-John: Physical (Live At The Sydney Opera House)

Music Performer
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2008

Olivia Newton-John: Xanadu (Live At The Sydney Opera House)

Music Performer
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2008

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

The Graham Norton ShowStream

Guest Star
Talk
2007

The Better Show

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2007

The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

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2007

Grease: You're the One That I Want!

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Reality
2007
8%

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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Talk
2006

The One Show

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2006

John Travolta Feat Olivia Newton-John: The Grease Mega-Mix

Music Performer
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2005

Fashion Police

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Reality
2004

Tavis Smiley

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Talk
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Talk
2003

Loose Women

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2002

Healing Quest

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2002

The Wilde Girls

Actor
Jasmine Wilde
Movie
2001

Sordid Lives

Actor
Bitsy Mae Harling
Movie
2001

Bette

Guest Star
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2000

My Romance: An Evening With Jim Brickman

Music Performer
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2000

It's Only Rock & Roll

Narrator
Movie
2000

Bee Gees: One Night Only

Self
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1997

The ViewStream

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Talk
1997

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

Access Hollywood

Music Performer
News
1996

Australian Story

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1996

Extra

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News
1994

Romance Navideño

Actor
Movie
1994

Romance en Navidad

Actor
Movie
1994

A Christmas Romance

Actor
Julia Stonecypher
Movie
1994

A Mom for Christmas

Actor
Amy Miller
Movie
1990

Murphy Brown

Guest Star
Series
1988

The Oprah Winfrey ShowStream

Guest
Talk
1986

Olivia Newton-John in Concert

Actor
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1983

Olivia

Music Performer
Show
1983

Two of a Kind

Actor
Debbie
Movie
1983

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

Olivia Newton-John

Music Performer
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1981

Xanadu

Actor
Kira
Movie
1980

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
News
1979

GreaseStream

Actor
Sandy Olsen
Movie
1978
78%

Good Morning America

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1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

Canada AM

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1972

Parkinson

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1971

オリビア・ニュートン・ジョンの トゥモロー

Actor
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1970

Sez Les

Guest
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1969

Top of the Pops

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1964

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonStream

Actor
Talk
1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonStream

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1962

Today

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1952

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