It has almost been 40 years since one of the greatest movie musicals, Grease, hit theaters. Let’s take a look back to when the film first released in 1978 and see what those Rydell High students have gotten up to these last few decades!
JOHN TRAVOLTA – DANNY
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – SANDY
By the time Grease came out, Olivia Newton-John was already a well-known name. Since then, besides playing the most notable goody-goody, her music career blossomed, even more, having released 15 albums post-Grease, the most recent being the 2012This Christmas, which she sang on with John Travolta. In 2014 she had a residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas and in 2015 she was a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
STOCKARD CHANNING – RIZZO
Stockard has been putting in work since her days as Queen of the Pink Ladies, Rizzo. She was the First Lady on The West Wing, Aunt Frances in Practical Magic, and Ouisa Kittredge in Six Degrees of Separation (which earned her an Oscar nod). More recently she’s been Veronica Loy on The Good Wife. You can currently find her on the Broadway stage in It’s Only A Play, which opened in the fall of 2014 with her, Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, and Matthew Broderick.
BARRY PEARL – DOODY
MICHAEL TUCCI – SONNY
Tucci found a lot of work on TV after Grease. He was on Trapper John M.D., The Paper Chase, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Flying Blind, and had a long stint on Diagnosis Murder as Norman Briggs. He played Dr. Bay in the 2001 film Blow with Johnny Depp. We saw him recently in The Heat and he will appear on the new show The Comedians, starring Josh Gad and Billy Crystal.
KELLY WARD – PUTZIE
Until 2015, Kelly Ward hadn’t been in front of a camera since 1986. But he been busy, working behind the scenes, beginning as a story editor and working his way up to dialogue director on several different productions over the years, such as: Back to the Future the TV series, The Pink Panther the TV series, All Dogs Go To Heaven, and more recently Jake and the Neverland Pirates. This year he was on the show 7D.
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