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Legends of Cinema - John Travolta
casino blog
15 April 2010

Legends of Cinema - John TravoltaIconic actor, dancer and singer John Travolta was born February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey. Travolta is sometimes referred to as the comeback kid, due to his early career that all but fizzled out until a timeless role in an independent film brought him back into the mainstream bigger and better than ever.

Travolta has the “everyman” appeal that makes his story very alluring to people of all ages looking for inspiration. As the youngest of six children in a quintessential Irish neighborhood, a young John Joseph Travolta wished to follow in his father’s footsteps as a football player before settling on acting.

His mother Helen was a small-time actor and singer who went on to become a high school English and drama teacher. After graduating from high school, John decided that her career path was more to his liking, and he jumped across the Hudson to New York and eventually landed a role in Broadway’s production of Over Here.

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