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John Travolta responds to gay rumors

John Travolta responds to gay rumors

OCALA, Fla., Sept. 17 (UPI) --John Travolta says rumors he is gay and claims by alleged former lovers are "just about people wanting money."
Annie Martin
John Travolta's 'Forger' bought before Toronto Film Festival premiere

John Travolta's 'Forger' bought before Toronto Film Festival premiere

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Saban Films says it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Philip Martin's thriller "The Forger," starring John Travolta and Christopher Plummer.
Karen Butler
Gwen Stefani sparkles in silver at 2014 Emmy awards

Gwen Stefani sparkles in silver at 2014 Emmy awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Gwen Stefani sparkled in a silver ensemble at her very first Emmys ceremony, and had a John Travolta moment where she mispronounced "The Colbert Report."
Annie Martin
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.
Brooks Hays
Kirstie Alley sitcom canceled after one season

Kirstie Alley sitcom canceled after one season

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) --Kirstie Alley's comedy series "Kirstie" has been canceled by TV Land after one season.
Annie Martin
John Travolta's ex pilot could sue over rights to divulge the pair's alleged gay affair

John Travolta's ex pilot could sue over rights to divulge the pair's alleged gay affair

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --A pilot that claims to have had a gay affair with John Travolta has received the green light to fight the actor in court for the right to tell their story.
Veronica Linares
Idina Menzel recovers from wardrobe malfunction with grace

Idina Menzel recovers from wardrobe malfunction with grace

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) --One of Idina Menzel's breasts began to slip out of her top during her 6,000-seat, sold-out performance on Monday.
Annie Martin
John Travolta sports odd facial hair in France

John Travolta sports odd facial hair in France

CAP D'ANTIBES, France, May 23 (UPI) --John Travolta has a tiny beard.
Annie Martin
Idina Menzel: John Travolta's Oscar flub 'threw me for like eight seconds'

Idina Menzel: John Travolta's Oscar flub 'threw me for like eight seconds'

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- The "Let It Go" singer need a few moments to recover when John Travolta butchered her name during last month's Oscars ceremony.
Kate Stanton
Idina Menzel addresses John Travolta incident: 'He was really gracious'

Idina Menzel addresses John Travolta incident: 'He was really gracious'

March 21 (UPI) -- Idina Menzel broke her silence about the time John Travolta called her Adele Dazeem before she performed at the 86th Academy Awards.
Veronica Linares
John Travolta on Idina Menzel Oscars goof: 'I've been beating myself up'

John Travolta on Idina Menzel Oscars goof: 'I've been beating myself up'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- John Travolta has been beating himself up over his Idina Menzel Oscars flub.
Kate Stanton
'Adele Dazeem Name Generator' is the latest, greatest Internet toy

'Adele Dazeem Name Generator' is the latest, greatest Internet toy

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Move over, Ellen's epic selfie. John Travolta created the most meme-worthy moment on Oscar night.
Gabrielle Levy
Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon sing 'Let It Go' with classroom instruments

Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon sing 'Let It Go' with classroom instruments

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Idina Menzel got a shot at redemption, singing her Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and classroom instruments.
Gabrielle Levy
John Travolta absolutely butchered Idina Menzel's name

John Travolta absolutely butchered Idina Menzel's name

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- John Travolta introduced Broadway and "Frozen" star Idina Menzel at the Oscars Sunday night, only to butcher the pronunciation of her name.
Aileen Graef
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
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Kelly Preston , a cast member in the motion picture drama "The Last Song", attends the premiere of the film with her husband, actor John Travolta at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on March 25, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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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 in the early 1980s and continued to deteriorate throughout the remainder of the decade. His career faced 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 high school drama and English teacher. His siblings are Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta. Travolta's 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. He was raised Roman Catholic, but converted to scientologist in 1975.

After attending Dwight Morrow High School, Travolta moved across the Hudson River to New York City and landed a role in the touring company of the musical Grease and on Broadway in Over Here! singing the Sherman Brothers' song "Dream Drummin'". He then moved to Los Angeles to further his career in show business.

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