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Olivia Newton-John Biography
Olivia Newton-John is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA.
She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, for she has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide. She has acted as starring in the musical film “Grease”. Its soundtrack is one of the most successful in history, with the single “You’re the One That I Want”, with John Travolta, one of the best-selling singles.
Newton has also been an environmental and animal rights issues activist, for a long time. She advocates for health awareness, becoming involved with various charities, health products, and fundraising efforts.
Olivia Newton-John Age
Olivia Newton-John was born on 26 August 1948. She is 70 years old as of 2018.
Olivia Newton-John Family
Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England. her parents were, Welshman Brinley “Bryn” Newton-John (1914–1992) and Irene Helene (1914–2003). Before World War II, her Jewish maternal grandfather, Max Born (Nobel Prize-winning physicist) fled with his family to England from Germany, so as to escape the Nazi regime.
He maternal grandmother was of paternal Jewish ancestry as well, her maternal great-grandfather was jurist Victor Ehrenberg and her matrilineal great-grandmother’s father was jurist Rudolf von Jhering. Newton is a third cousin of Ben Elton (comedian). Brinley was an MI5 officer on the Enigma project at Bletchley Park and took Rudolf Hess into custody during World War II. When the war ended, he became Headmaster at Cambridgeshire High School for Boys and was in that role when Olivia was born.
Newton’s siblings are brother Hugh, and sister Rona, both a doctor and an actress respectively. Her sister was married to Grease co-star Jeff Conaway from 1980 until their divorce followed in 1985.
The family relocated to Melbourne, Australia, where her father worked as a professor of German and as Master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne.
She went to Christ Church Grammar School and graduated. She then attended University High School, near to Ormond College.
Olivia Newton-John Husband
When she was filming Xanadu, she met Matt Lattanzi, actor, whom they started a relationship, became her boyfriend, and in December 1984, they got married but later in 1995, the couple parted and divorced.
She then met gaffer/cameraman Patrick, the same year of her divorce, but the couple were involved in an on and off relationship for 9 years. In 2005, the guy disappeared, following a fishing trip off the Californian coast. It was said that his disappearance was caused to buy his death by accident or foul play to McDermott staging his disappearance to avoid child support payments to his ex-wife, actress Yvette Nipar. Newton at that time of the incident remained innocent.
The research was done on the losting of McDermott and reports that were released “suggested McDermott was lost at sea”, although some have claimed contact with McDermott since his disappearance. In the year 2010, private detectives searching for McDermott claimed he was found living in Mexico under his birth name, Pat Kim.
In June 2008, she wed the founder and president of natural remedy firm Amazon Herb Company, John Easterling. The couple married alone in a private Incan spiritual ceremony in Cuzco, Peru on 21 June followed nine days later by a legal ceremony on the Jupiter Island beachfront in Florida. It was the couple’s decision to marry secretely, so no single guests were involved, but only Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe, was aware of the nuptials.
The couple did not announce their marriage until a 4 July barbecue at Newton-John’s Malibu, California home, where guests were surprised with the news. HELLO Magazine confirmed thereafter, and published exclusive pictures of both weddings.
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The couple has only 1 child, a daughter named Chloe Rose (born in January 1986) who was born before the divorce of Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi took place.
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In June 2009, the Easterlings purchased a new $4.1 million home in Jupiter Inlet, Florida, and Newton-John sold her Malibu.
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The adored performer, was diagnosed more than 25 years ago, and was found to suffer from breast cancer. Herself said that she not only has the cancer returned to her body, that she was secretly treated for a second bout of the illness five years ago.
She was 1st diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 at the age of 43, she underwent nine months of debilitating chemo, and surgeries including a partial mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
At 1st, a cancer tumor appearred on her shoulder, but she never wanted the news to get to the public knowledge, because it would be tough dealing with the illness in the public eye, so she kept the news to herself. It is said thatte tumor grew smaller, not knowing its continued spread into her body. Doctors discovered that it had returned and metastasized to the base of her spine, later spreading to her back.
Despite her condition, Newton-John still stands tall. She tells GoodHealth & Wellbeing,
“I have always been the kind of person to look at the cup as half full,”
“Positive thinking is so important to living a healthy and happy life, no matter what the challenge. I think just being open to learning and growing through tough times is the way to evolve and become stronger – for yourself and for others.”
That is a clear sign that she remains upbeat in the face of adversity and is determined to beat it a third time.
Olivia Newton-John Career
At 14, Newton-John formed a short-lived all-girl group, Sol Four, with three classmates often performing in a coffee shop owned by her brother-in-law. While in Britain, she missed her then-boyfriend, Ian Turpie, with whom she had co-starred in the Australian telefilm, Funny Things Happen Down Under. Her outlook changed when Pat Carroll moved to the UK. The two formed a duo called “Pat and Olivia” and toured nightclubs in Europe.
After Carroll’s visa expired forcing her to return to Australia, she remained in Britain to pursue solo work until 1975. She was recruited for the group Toomorrow formed by American producer Don Kirshner. In 1970, the group starred in a “Science fiction musical” film and recorded an accompanying soundtrack album, on RCA records, both named after the group. Neither track became a chart success and the project failed with the group disbanding.
The album track, “Love Is a Gift,” won her a 1999 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song after being featured on the daytime serial, As the World Turns. In 2002, she released, a duets album featuring mostly Australian artists as well as a heartfelt “Duet” with the deceased Peter Allen.
She reprised her role for Sordid Lives: The Series which aired one season on the LOGO television network. In 2010, she also starred in the film Score: A Hockey Musical, released in Canada. In Australia, she hosted the animal and nature series Wild Life and guest starred as Joanna on two episodes of the Australian series The Man From Snowy River.
She released another concert DVD, Olivia Newton-John and the Sydney Symphony: Live at the Sydney Opera House, and a companion CD, Olivia’s Live Hits, in January 2008.
Olivia Newton-John Discography | Olivia Newton-John Songs
- If Not for You (1971)
- Olivia (1972)
- Let Me Be There (1973)
- Long Live Love (1974)
- If You Love Me, Let Me Know (1974)
- First Impressions (1974)
- Have You Never Been Mellow (1975)
- Clearly Love (1975)
- Come on Over (1976)
- Don’t Stop Believin’ (1976)
- Making a Good Thing Better (1977)
- Totally Hot (1978)
- Physical (1981)
- Soul Kiss (1985)
- The Rumour (1988)
- Warm and Tender (1989)
- Gaia: One Woman’s Journey (1994)
- Back with a Heart (1998)
- ‘Tis the Season (2000) with Vince Gill for Hallmark
- (2) (2002)
- Indigo: Women of Song (2004)
- Stronger Than Before (2005) for Hallmark
- Grace and Gratitude (2006)
- Christmas Wish (2007)
- A Celebration in Song (2008)
- This Christmas (2012)
- Two Strong Hearts Live (2015)
- Liv On (2016)
- Friends for Christmas (2016)
- Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits (2018)
Olivia Newton-John Net Worth
Olivia Newton is worth of $40 million dollars.
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Olivia Newton John Quotes
- I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it.
- My memories are inside me – they’re not things or a place – I can take them anywhere.
- I love to design and remodel houses, from working with the contractors to picking the colours, materials, kitchen and bathroom accessories to finally what furniture goes where.
- I feel very passionately that we need to take care of the planet and everything on it. Whether it’s saving the Amazon or just being kind to those around you, we need to take care of each other and Mother Earth.
- I’m happy, and I think being happy keeps you looking young.
- I love life and nothing intimidates me anymore.
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