John Joseph Travolta was born February 18, 1954.  Travolta is a two-time Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. Travolta played a messenger on the CBS soap opera The Edge of Night. He also appeared on another CBS serial The Secret Storm. Travolta’s first California-filmed television role was as a fall victim in, Emergency!, in September 1972, but his first significant movie role was as, “Billy Nolan,” a bully who played a prank on Sissy Spacek’s character in the horror film, Carrie (1976). Around the same time, he landed his star-making role as, “Vinnie Barbarino,” in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979), in which his sister, Ellen, also occasionally appeared (as Arnold Horshack’s mother).  Around this time he also had a hit single entitled “Let Her In” peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the next few years, he appeared in some of his most memorable screen roles: Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and as Danny Zuko in Grease (1978). These two films were among the most commercially successful pictures of the decade and catapulted Travolta to international stardom. Saturday Night Fever earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. At age 24, Travolta became one of the youngest performers ever nominated for the Best Actor Oscar though he lost to Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl. Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. Their son, Jett, who was born on April 13 1992, died on January 2, 2009. The unconfirmed cause of death is initially attributed to a seizure that caused him to fall and hit his head. The family was on holiday in The Bahamas at the time of the incident. Jett, who had a history of seizures, suffered from Kawasaki disease in early childhood, according to Preston. Travolta and Preston also have a daughter, Ella Bleu, born in 2000. Travolta is a certified pilot and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Australian Boeing 707-138 airliner. The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. Pan American World Airways was a large operator of the Boeing 707 and used Clipper in its names. The 707 aircraft bears the marks of Qantas, as Travolta acts as an official goodwill ambassador for the airline wherever he flies. His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his front door. He was previously involved with actress Diana Hyland, who died of breast cancer in 1977. Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil’s Rain in Durango, Mexico.


Close up view of John Travolta Autograph, signed on a page from a Book. Approx. size 4 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches. Regular Price – $ 124.95 / Sale Price – $ 98.95.

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