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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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John Travolta -- Globes Were 'More Like a Roast'

John Travolta -- Globes Were 'More Like a Roast'

John Travolta -- who was the implied butt of a controversial joke from Ricky Gervais during the Golden Globes -- seemed to acknowledge the situation last night when he told our photog the event… READ MORE >

The Travoltas -- Puppy Love in the Wake of Tragedy

The Travoltas -- Puppy Love in the Wake of Tragedy

John Travolta and Kelly Preston have two furry and freakin' adorable new family members -- a pair of puppies they got a few months after the family tragically lost two other dogs in a freak… READ MORE >

- 1652 days ago
Kim K Was in 'Battlefield Earth'?

Kim K Was in 'Battlefield Earth'?

Here's Kim Kardashian in L.A. on Wednesday (left) -- and John Travolta as Terl in the 2000 critical and box office flop "Battlefield Earth" (right).One of them is known for wearing wigs.We're just… READ MORE >

- 1670 days ago
Report: John Travolta Returns ... Kelly's in Labor

Report: John Travolta Returns ... Kelly's in Labor

John Travolta has prematurely ended his Australian trip and is flying back home because wife Kelly Preston is in labor ... this according to a report.Travolta was in Australia for the 90th… READ MORE >

- 1718 days ago
Extortion Charges Dropped in John Travolta Case

Extortion Charges Dropped in John Travolta Case

A judge in the Bahamas has dropped the charges in the extortion case involving John Travolta ... at the actor's request.The two defendants -- Tarino Lightbourne and Pleasant Bridgewater -- were… READ MORE >

- 1787 days ago
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 >

- 1897 days ago
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 >

- 1899 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 >

- 1974 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 >

- 1999 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 >

- 2006 days ago

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