Olivia Newton-John, the hitmaking “Bodily” and “I Actually Love You” singer who went on to star within the beloved movie musical Grease and later Xanadu, died at her Southern California ranch, in response to her official Fb web page. She was 73.
A UK native who was raised in Australia, Newton-John started her profession as a rustic singer however rapidly crossed over to pop with the the late-1973 hit “Let Me Be There.” It was the primary of 15 High 10 U.S. singles, together with 5 No. 1s: “I Actually Love You,” “Have You By no means Been Mellow,” “You’re the One That I Need” — with John Travolta, from, Grease — “Magic” and her greatest smash, “Bodily.” The latter topped the Billboard Scorching 100 for 10 weeks and was the most important single of 1981.
She is finest identified to film followers because the “Sandra Dee”-esque Sandy in Grease, the 1978 smash that continues to be among the many top-grossing film musicals of all time. Starring reverse Travolta within the Broadway adaptation, Newton-John sang the movie’s ballad “Hopelessly Dedicated to You” and likewise duetted with Travolta and firm on “Summer time Nights.” Each of these singles additionally made the U.S. High 10. The movie’s soundtrack has bought greater than 8 million copies within the U.S. alone.