John Travolta Overview

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Born: February 18, 1954

"Man, nobody pushed me into showbiz," John Travolta once said, "I was aching for it." He was aching for it so much that the Englewood, New Jersey, native dropped out of school at 16 and began acting in summer stock theater around New Jersey. TV commercials and some off-Broadway work followed before he moved to Hollywood where he landed a job in the touring company of Grease (a role he later reprised on the screen). But it was when he was cast as Vinnie Barbarino in the 1970s TV series Welcome... See All

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