I am certain there is no person on Earth, whether young or old, who doesn’t remember the iconic love story between charmer Danny Zuko and the shy Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson. Grease was a huge hit back in the day and is still popular today, almost 43 years after it stole the hearts of millions and became the highest-grossing musical at the time.
Believe it or not, what Danny and Sandy had was something we all wished to experience. Their impact on the youth of that time was so huge that many of them copied the dance moves from the movie. The singing and dancing featured in Grease, along with the mooning mishap, the car races, the prom, were part of the period that helped shape the American culture.
This cultural phenomenon that remained popular years following its release turned both Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta into huge stars everyone talked about. The single “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” performed by Newton-John, was nominated at the Oscars for original song.
Most of you remember the rebel Rizzo played by actress Stockard Channing.
When she landed the role, Channing was 34, and today, this beautiful lady is 79.