A collective sigh of disbelief was heard around the globe earlier this week with the sad news of Olivia Newton-John’s passing. To say the star was beloved and an influence on many is an understatement. Olivia was love. Her perpetual sunny disposition was infectious. Even while facing multiple recurrences of breast cancer over the last 30 years, her disposition never wavered. She entertained us with song and dance, both on the big and small screen for more than 50 years, notably in the 1978 blockbuster Grease, opposite John Travolta, which remains one of the most successful films (and soundtracks) of all time, along with the 1980 cult classic Xanadu, which also produced an incredible soundtrack.
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