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John Travolta 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: February 18, 1954 (age 66 years), Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Height: 1.88 m
Spouse: Kelly Preston (m. 1991–2020)
Children: Ella Bleu Travolta, Jett Travolta, Benjamin Travolta
Siblings: Sam Travolta, Ellen Travolta, Joey Travolta, Margaret Travolta, Ann Travolta
Birthday: February 18, 1954
Age: 66 Years, 66 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Also Known As: John Joseph Travolta
Born Country: United States
Born In: Englewood, New Jersey, U.S
Famous As: Actor
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Height: 6’2″ (188 cm), 6’2″ Males
Spouse/Ex-: Kelly Preston (M. 1991)
Father: Salvatore Travolta
Mother: Helen Cecilia Burke
Siblings: Ann, Ellen, Joey, Margaret, Sam Travolta
Children: Benjamin Travolta, Ella Bleu Travolta, Jett Travolta
U.S. State: New Jersey
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He was one of the several actors considered to voice Woody in Toy Story before Tom Hanks was cast.
Travolta’s mullet hairstyle in Pulp Fiction inspired Jon Favreau’s 1999 hairstyle as Happy Hogan, in Iron Man 3.
John Travolta was raised Roman Catholic, but converted to Scientology in 1975 to which he was introduced after reading the book Dianetics.
Scientology teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature.
He married actress Kelly Preston in 1991 and presently have two children Ella Bleu and Benjamin.
Their eldest son Jett was autistic and suffered from Kawasaki disease and died on a vacation in the Bahamas in 2009.
John Travolta lost his wife Kelly Preston to breast cancer in July 2020.
John Travolta is a certified private pilot and owns 11 aircrafts, including an ex-Qantas Boeing 707–138 airliner that bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children.
This American actor of Italian and Irish heritage was nicknamed Bone during his childhood due to his skinny figure at that time, while his family name means “high voltage” in Italian.
Travolta was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976).
They remained together until Hyland’s death from breast cancer on March 27, 1977.
In 1980, Travolta dated French actress Catherine Deneuve.
Travolta also had an on-again/off-again relationship with actress Marilu Henner, which ended permanently in 1985.
He married actress Kelly Preston in 1991, and they bought a house in Islesboro, Maine.
They had three children: Jett (1992–2009), Ella Bleu (born 2000), and Benjamin (born 2010).
They regularly attended marriage counseling, and Travolta has stated that therapy helped the marriage.
They resided in Ocala, Florida.
On January 2, 2009, Jett died at age 16 while on a Christmas vacation in the Bahamas.
A Bahamian death certificate was issued, attributing the cause of death to a seizure.
Jett, who had a history of seizures, reportedly suffered from Kawasaki disease since the age of two.
Travolta confirmed that Jett was autistic and suffered regular seizures, and immediately made his public statements while giving testimony after a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against him in connection with Jett’s death.
After a mistrial, Travolta dropped the charges and has credited his immediate family and Scientology with helping him to cope with Jett’s death and move forward with his career.
In memory of Jett, Travolta created the Jett Travolta Foundation, a nonprofit organization to help children with special needs.
It has contributed to organizations such as the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, and Simon Wiesenthal Center.
On July 12, 2020, Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, died at the age of 57, two years after she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Her diagnosis had been kept quiet and was not widely publicized.
Preston had been receiving treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; she had also been treated at other medical centers.
Preston was at her home in Anthony, Florida when she died.
Her death was announced in an Instagram post under an account belonging to John Travolta and Ella Bleu.
Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the film The Devil’s Rain in Durango, Mexico.
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, joining other celebrities in helping with the relief efforts, Travolta reportedly flew his Boeing 707 full of supplies, doctors, and Scientologist Volunteer Ministers into the disaster area.
Travolta endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
In January 2019, after years of wearing wigs and toupées, Travolta began sporting a bald head.
The youngest of six children, Travolta was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City in Bergen County, New Jersey.
His father, Salvatore “Sam” Travolta (November 1912 – May 1995), was a semiprofessional American football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company, Travolta Tyre Exchange.
His mother, Helen Cecilia (née Burke; January 18, 1912 – December 1978), was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher.
His siblings Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta were all inspired by their mother’s love of theatre and drama and became actors.
His father was a second-generation Italian American with roots in Godrano, Sicily, and his mother was Irish American.
He grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture.
He was raised Roman Catholic, but converted to Scientology in 1975.
Travolta attended Dwight Morrow High School, but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971.