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Travolta and Preston smooch at premiere

Travolta and Preston smooch at premiere

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Film star John Travolta repeatedly kissed and hugged his wife, actress Kelly Preston, at the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie, "Savages."
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Second accuser drops John Travolta lawsuit

Second accuser drops John Travolta lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- The attorney for the second man who accused John Travolta of sexual battery says his client has dropped his lawsuit against the Hollywood film star.
Travolta accuser drops lawsuit

Travolta accuser drops lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- John Travolta's lawyer says the man who filed a sexual battery lawsuit against the Hollywood star dropped his claim Tuesday.
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Travolta denies sexual battery claim

Travolta denies sexual battery claim

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Actor John Travolta's publicist is denying sexual battery claims made by an unidentified male masseur in a $2 million lawsuit filed in California.

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Lohan to host 'SNL' next month

Lohan to host 'SNL' next month

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan announced via Twitter she is to serve as a guest host on "Saturday Night Live" in New York next month.

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'Kotter' co-star Robert Hegyes dead at 60

'Kotter' co-star Robert Hegyes dead at 60

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Hegyes died Thursday after suffering an apparent heart attack in his Metuchen, N.J., home, his family said. He was 60.

Scientologists open mega-center in Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Church of Scientology has opened a new mega-center in St. Paul, Minn., five times larger than the Minneapolis facility it replaces.

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John Travolta turned away from KFC in Britain

John Travolta turned away from KFC in Britain

EAST GRINSTEAD, England, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Actor John Travolta was turned away from a KFC in south east Britain after trying to reserve a table at the fried chicken restaurant.
Civil War-era 'Travolta' photo hawked

Civil War-era 'Travolta' photo hawked

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- An eBay seller is suggesting a portrait from the 1800s he is selling could be none other than Hollywood's John Travolta in a previous life.
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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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