Is Olivia Newton John Alive: Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE was a British-Australian singer, actress, and activist. She was born on September 26, 1948, and died on August 8, 2022.
She won four Grammy Awards and had 15 top-ten singles, including five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and two number-one albums on the Billboard 200: If You Love Me, Let Me Know (1974) and Have You Never Been Mellow(1975).
The Recording Industry Association of America has certified 11 of her singles (including two Platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two Platinum and four 2 Platinum) as Gold (RIAA). Newton-John starred in the musical film Grease in 1978.
At the time, it was the most successful musical film, and its soundtrack is still one of the best-selling albums in the world. It has “You’re the One That I Want,” one of the best-selling singles of all time, and “Summer Nights” as duets with co-star John Travolta.
Her most famous solo recordings are “I Love You,” which won the Record of the Year Grammy in 1974, and “Physical,” which was Billboard’s number one Hot 100 single of the 1980s. “If Not for You” and “Banks of Ohio,” both from 1971, “Let Me Be There” (1973), “If You Love Me (Let Me Know)” (1974), “Have You Never Been Mellow” (1975), “Sam” (1977), “Hopelessly Devoted to You” (1978, also from Grease), “A Little More Love” (1978), “Twist of Fate” (1983), and “Magic” and “Xanadu” (with the Electric Light Orchestra).
Newton-John is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has sold more than 100 million records around the world. Newton-John, who had breast cancer three times, fought for and helped pay for research into the disease. She also worked to protect the environment and fight for animal rights.
Where Was Olivia Newton-John Born And Raised?
Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England, on September 26, 1948. His parents were Brinley “Bryn” Newton-John (1914–1992) and Irene Helene (née Born) Newton-John (1914–2003). Her father came from a middle-class family in Wales, where he was born.
Her mother was born in Germany, but she and her family moved to the UK in 1933 to escape the Nazis. Max Born, Newton-maternal John’s grandfather, was a German-Jewish physicist who won the Nobel Prize. Born was a Lutheran before he was baptized as a Lutheran in March 1914, before Irene was born.
Her maternal grandmother, Hedwig, was the daughter of a German Jewish judge, Victor Ehrenberg, and his Lutheran wife, Helene Agatha von Jhering. Martin Luther was a Protestant theologian. Through Helene Agatha, Olivia was a descendant of Luther.
Rudolf von Jhering was Helene Agatha’s father. He was also Newton-great-great-grandfather. John’s Gustav Victor Rudolf Born was Olivia’s uncle. He was a doctor of pharmacy. Through her Ehrenberg line, Newton-John was a third cousin once removed of comedian Ben Elton.
During World War II, Newton-father John’s was an MI5 officer who worked on the Enigma project at Bletchley Park and arrested Rudolf Hess. After the war, he became the headmaster of the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, where he was when Newton-John was born.
Newton-John was the youngest of three children. Her brother Hugh, who was a doctor and died in 2019, and her sister Rona, who was an actress and was married to a restaurant owner and later to Newton-co-star John’s in Grease, Jeff Conaway, came before her (from 1980 until their divorce in 1985).
She also had two half-siblings, Toby and Sarah, who were both born from her father’s second marriage. When Newton-John was five, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, on the SS Strathaird at the beginning of 1954.
Her father taught German at the University of Melbourne and was the master of Ormond College. Her family went to church, and her dad was in charge of the Presbyterian college. Newton-John went to Christ Church Grammar School in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra and then University High School in Parkville.
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— Olivia Newton-John (@olivianj) October 3, 2022
Is Olivia Newton John Alive?
No, Olivia Newton John is Dead. Olivia Newton-John, an Australian singer whose breathy voice and innocent beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s, died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. The movie “Grease,” in which she starred, was one of the biggest hits of all time. She turned 73.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John died peacefully this morning at her Ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends. “We ask that everyone respect the family’s privacy during this tough time,” her husband, John Easterling, wrote on the singer’s verified Instagram account. “Olivia’s journey with breast cancer has been a source of inspiration and hope for more than 30 years.”
In September 2018, the singer said she was getting cancer treatment at the base of her spine. It was her third time being told she had cancer, after having breast cancer in the early 1990s and again in 2017. If you think this is interesting, please share it with your friends. For more updates and the latest news regarding celebrities, Visit Lighthousejournal.org.