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Jeff Conaway

Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway (October 5, 1950 – May 27, 2011) was an American actor best known for his roles in the movie, Grease, and the two US television series, Taxi and Babylon 5. Conaway was also featured in the first and second season of the reality television series, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In May 2011, after spending just over two weeks in the hospital, Conaway died at the age of 60 as a result of complications related to pneumonia and the degenerative brain condition known as encephalopathy. Jeff Conaway was born in the New York City borough of Manhattan. He was raised in the Astoria, Flushing, and Forest Hills neighborhoods in the New York City borough of Queens. His father, Charles, was an actor, producer and publisher. His mother, Helen, an actress who went by the stage name Mary Ann Brooks, taught music at New York City's Brook Conservatory. They divorced when he was 3, and Conaway and his two older sisters lived with his mother. He also spent time living with his grandparents in South Carolina, which gave him enough of a Southern accent that when he accompanied his mother to a casting call for director Arthur Penn's Broadway play All the Way

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Emile Hirsch Looks Greasy

Emile Hirsch
LOOKS GREASY

28-year-old "Speed Racer" star Emile Hirsch donned a denim jacket and perfectly quaffed hair curl at a West Hollywood party Thursday (left) -- while Jeff Conaway looked very similar in the same… READ MORE >

'Grease' Star Jeff Conaway -- Massive Storage War Over Dead Actor's Stuff

'Grease' Star Jeff Conaway
Massive Storage War Over Dead Actor's Stuff

"Grease" star Jeff Conaway's been dead 8 months -- but TMZ has learned, there's a three-way war brewing over the piles of junk he left behind ... and right now, there's no clear winner.Jeff's… READ MORE >

- 1069 days ago
Jeff Conaway's Cause of Death -- Heart Problems, Pneumonia

Jeff Conaway's Cause of Death
Heart Problems, Pneumonia

Jeff Conaway died from multiple causes, from Aortic valve problems to pneumonia ... this according to the L.A. County Coroner.  And, the Coroner says, his death at 60 was an accident.Among… READ MORE >

- 1176 days ago
Greased Lightning -- Connected to Conaway Again

Greased Lightning -- Connected to Conaway Again

Jeff Conaway and the car known as Greased Lightning are forever linked -- so it's only fitting that during the week he passed away, a big-time car collector acquired one of the famous rides.Volo… READ MORE >

- 1295 days ago
Jeff Conaway -- Travolta Touches Family at Gathering

Jeff Conaway -- Travolta Touches Family at Gathering

Jeff Conaway's family and close friends got together this weekend to share memories ... and Conaway's "Grease" co-star John Travolta helped make the day a little better. Conaway's older… READ MORE >

- 1299 days ago
Jeff Conaway Autopsy Taking Place Today

Jeff Conaway Autopsy Taking Place Today

UPDATE 2:55 PM PDT: The autopsy has been completed and, as expected, the cause of death has been deferred ... awaiting toxicology results.The LA County Coroner is conducting an autopsy on "Grease"… READ MORE >

- 1301 days ago
Dr. Drew -- Conaway Did NOT Die From an Overdose

Dr. Drew -- Conaway Did NOT Die From an Overdose

Despite widespread reports, "Grease" star Jeff Conaway did NOT die from a drug overdose -- but rather his body gave out after long-term prescription drug abuse ... this according to Dr. Drew.Drew… READ MORE >

- 1302 days ago
John Travolta -- Conaway 'Was a Wonderful Man'

John Travolta -- Conaway 'Was a Wonderful Man'

John Travolta has released a statement on the passing of his former "Grease" co-star Jeff Conaway -- saying he was a "wonderful and decent man and we will miss him."Travolta adds, "My heartfelt… READ MORE >

- 1302 days ago
'Grease' Star Jeff Conaway -- Dead at 60

'Grease' Star Jeff Conaway -- Dead at 60

"Grease" star Jeff Conaway has died today ... several weeks after he was found unconscious in his L.A. area home ... TMZ has confirmed with the actor's family. Conaway -- a notorious substance… READ MORE >

- 1302 days ago
'Grease' Star's Ex -- I Will Fight Restraining Order!

'Grease' Star's Ex -- I Will Fight Restraining Order!

Jeff Conaway's on-again, off-again girlfriend Vikki Lizzi believes the actors' family had NO RIGHT to ban her from visiting Jeff in the hospital after he fell into a coma earlier this month ...… READ MORE >

- 1305 days ago

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