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Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE

Actress, singer
26 September 1948 to 9 August 2022

Raised in Australia but born in the UK, Newton-John was a British actress and award-winning singer. She had already had several chart hits before she was cast as Sandy in Grease (1978), which projected her to worldwide fame and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Other feature film output included Xanadu (1980), Two of a Kind (1983), It’s My Party (1996), Sordid Lives (2000) and A Few Best Men (2011). She was appointed OBE in 1979, made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2019 and given a damehood in 2020.

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