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John Travolta

John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's acting career declined through the 1980s. His career enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49, and Wild Hogs. Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty. Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. His father, Salvatore Travolta (November 1912 – May 1995), was a semi-professional American football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia (née Burke, January 1912 – December 1978), was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a

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TMZ Live: LiLo, John Travolta's Baby & MJ's Tomb

TMZ Live: LiLo, John Travolta's Baby & MJ's Tomb

We took your questions on everything -- including Lindsay Lohan not attending her hearing tomorrow, John Travolta's new baby, and Randy Jackson's plans to open up MJ's mausoleum. Plus: Charlie… READ MORE >

John Travolta's Dogs Killed in Freak Accident

John Travolta's Dogs
Killed in Freak Accident

Tragedy has once again struck John Travolta's family -- two dogs belonging to the actor were killed on Thursday in a freak airport accident.In an email sent to the Bangor Daily News, city… READ MORE >

- 1515 days ago
John Travolta -- Unzipped

John Travolta -- Unzipped

After having dinner with a male friend at Katsuya in Brentwood on Tuesday, John Travolta started to let it all hang out.The 56-year-old is really fly. More John Travolta John vs. Jonathan: Who'd… READ MORE >

- 1590 days ago
John vs. Jonathan: Who'd You Rather?

John vs. Jonathan
Who'd You Rather?

"From Paris with Love" stars John Travolta, 55, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 32, got chummy at an event in NYC this week.Question is ... More Who'd You Rather Lachey vs. Lachey Dempsey vs. Cooper… READ MORE >

- 1616 days ago
Alleged Travolta Extortionist Maintains Innocence

Alleged Travolta Extortionist Maintains Innocence

Accused John Travolta extortionist Pleasant Bridgewater continues to proclaim her innocence -- and now she's doing it through the words of Martin Luther King.In a rare statement, Bridgewater tells… READ MORE >

- 1622 days ago
Alleged Travolta Extortionist Begs for Money

Alleged Travolta Extortionist Begs for Money

Tarino Lightbourne -- the ambulance driver who transported John Travolta's dying son to the hospital and has been charged with extortion -- says he's broke and needs help.Outside of court… READ MORE >

- 1625 days ago
Date Set in John Travolta Extortion Retrial

Date Set in John Travolta Extortion Retrial

A date has now been set in the retrial of the people accused of conspiring to extort John Travolta over the death of his son, Jett ... TMZ has learned.The judge in the Bahamas set the retrial for… READ MORE >

- 1625 days ago
The Travolta Extortion Jury Vote

The Travolta Extortion Jury Vote

The John Travolta jury had the votes to convict both Pleasant Bridgewater and Tarino Lightbourne of extortion, according to a newspaper report out of the Bahamas.The vote was 6 - 3 in favor of… READ MORE >

- 1708 days ago
Travolta Mistrial Moron Escapes Punishment

Travolta Mistrial Moron Escapes Punishment

The lawmaker who ruined the John Travolta extortion trial is as lucky as he is dumb -- a judge decided today not to punish him for his monumental mistake.Senior Justice Anita Allen told Picewell… READ MORE >

- 1715 days ago
Guy Who Ruined Travolta Trial -- My Bad!

Guy Who Ruined Travolta Trial -- My Bad!

Picewell Forbes is really sorry he screwed up the John Travolta extortion trial -- but he's not apologizing to the Travoltas.Forbes blurted out "Pleasant Bridgewater is a free woman!!!" during a… READ MORE >

- 1717 days ago

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