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Five-minute video visualizes history of human culture

Five-minute video visualizes history of human culture

DALLAS, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Maximilian Schich, an art historian, has condensed 2,600 years of so-called 'human cultural history,' from 600 BCE to 2012, into a five minute animation.
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Travolta takes stand in extortion trial

Travolta takes stand in extortion trial

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- John Travolta testified in a Bahamian court Wednesday that an employee first informed him of the alleged extortion plot involving his son's death.
Travolta says at trial Jett was autistic

Travolta says at trial Jett was autistic

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- John Travolta, for the first time in public, described his late son, Jett, as autistic when he testified Wednesday at an extortion trial in the Bahamas.
Kelly Preston to play Miley's mom in film

Kelly Preston to play Miley's mom in film

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Kelly Preston, who has been mourning the death of her 16-year-old son since January, has signed on to play Miley Cyrus's mom in the U.S. film "The Last Song."
Travolta talks 'Pelham' on Web site

Travolta talks 'Pelham' on Web site

OCALA, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Travolta, who has been mourning the death of his 16-year-old son since January, says he is proud of his latest film "The Taking of Pelham 123."
Friend: Travoltas' faith, family 'solid'

Friend: Travoltas' faith, family 'solid'

OCALA, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston are keeping a low public profile, but spending time with family and friends following the death of their son.
2 arrested in alleged Travolta plot

2 arrested in alleged Travolta plot

OCALA, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Bahamian politician and an ambulance driver have been arrested in connection with an alleged extortion plot against John Travolta's family, police said.
Cruise: Jett Travolta's death was horrific

Cruise: Jett Travolta's death was horrific

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star and father of three Tom Cruise is calling the death of 16-year-old Jett Travolta "horrific."
Presley to critics: Don't blame Travoltas

Presley to critics: Don't blame Travoltas

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Lisa Marie Presley says critics of Scientology shouldn't use Jett Travolta's death as an opportunity to attack his parents or their religion.

Jett Travolta autopsy to be in Bahamas

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- An autopsy will be conducted on the body of John Travolta's son in the Bahamas before being flown to Florida for burial, lawyers for the actor said Saturday.
John Travolta's son, Jett, dead at 16

John Travolta's son, Jett, dead at 16

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of Hollywood film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston, has died in the Bahamas, Travolta's lawyer confirmed to TMZ Friday.
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John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer and singer. He 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 career re-surged 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 has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for 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, was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia (née Burke), who was 42 when Travolta was born, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher. His father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American; He grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture. His family was Roman Catholic.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jett Travolta."
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