John Travolta Writes Touching Message to Olivia Newton-John, His “Grease” Partner
John Travolta paid a touching tribute to his friend and colleague Olivia Newton-John. The two worked together on the film version of “Grease”, where they formed one of the most beloved and iconic pairs in film history: Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson. Olivia died yesterday (8) after a long battle with cancer.
“You made our lives so much better,” the actor wrote in an Instagram post illustrated with a photo of the actress in the 1970s. “Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much. We will meet you further down this road and we will all be together.” together again. From yours from the moment we met and forever!”, completed the star signing: “From your Danny, from your John”.
Released in 1978, “Grease” became, at the time, the highest-grossing musical in history, and it was narrowly short of the highest grossing film that year, even if it was the most profitable – “Superman”, the champion, grossed just over $132 million, but cost $55 million. “Grease”, in second place, went from 132 million and 400 thousand dollars to a budget of only 6 million.
The duo met again on the big screen in 1983 with “Embalos A Dois” (“Two Of A Kind”). The film was only moderately successful although its score did well on the charts. In 2012, the longtime partners released a joint Christmas album “This Christmas”.