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Olivia Newton-John Name: Olivia Newton-John

Born: 26 September 1948

Place of Birth: Cambridge, England. Moved to Australia when she was 5

Marital Status: Divorced (h. Matt Lattanzi), daughter; Chloe

Occupation: Actor, Singer, TV presenter

1967 Recorded the song Till You Say You'll Be Mine/For Ever Moved to England after winning a trip from a talent show hosted by Johnny O'Keefe
1968 While playing alongside Pat Carroll in England, she met and fell in love with Bruce Welch of the Shadows and was briefly engaged with him.
1969 Joined the band Toomorrow but the band did not succeed leaving Olivia to concentrate on a solo music career. A year later she releases the album Olivia Newton-John
1972 Star resident on Clift Richard' TV show in London Releases another album titled Olivia and two years later, Music Makes My Day
1973 Releases the hit single If Not For You
1974 Represented England in Eurovision Song Contest
1975 Moves to America and releases the album Have You Never Been so Mellow with the hit song from the title album as well as Please Mr Please
1976 Was given her own tv presentation entitled A Very Special Olivia Newton-John. Later travels to Japan promoting her album Don't Stop Believin'. Won a series of Grammy awards and then settles in Malibu
1978 The year that made Olivia famous throughout the world and movie industry with the musical hit, Grease alongside co-star John Travolta. In the same year, she releases her album Totally Hot
1980 Stars in the movie Xanadu which did not rate well with the critics but her song inspired by the movie, Magic tops the US chart. Meets her future husband, Matt Lattanzi who was a dancer on the set
1981 Releases the album Physical which became the number one US hit for six weeks running
1982 Stars alongside John Travolta again in Two of a Kind which experienced moderate success
1984 Marries Matt Lattanzi after 4 years living together
1986 Daughter Chole is born. Olivia spends time developing her business Koala Blue but the company fails in the early 1990s.
1986 Releases the song The Rumour as well as Warm and Tender which was targeted at children
1995 Divorces from her husband and later joins the crew of Wildlife as a tv presenter about animals from around the world
1998 Releases album Back with a Heart, a blend of country and pop music

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