Birth Name: John Travolta
Birth Place: Englewood, New Jersey, USA
The youngest of six kids, John Joseph Travolta was born on Feb. 18, 1954, and raised in Englewood, NJ. In contrast to the round robin dinner table slapping of the "Saturday Night Fever" Manero family, Travolta's home was a liberal, artistic haven, with his older siblings involved in local theater and his mother Helen's solid background as a singer, actress, and drama teacher. Travolta wanted to be onstage from the start, and was fortunate to gain early exposure to theater, dance, and art films at home. His father Salvatore - co-owner of the family business Travolta Tire Exchange - had built a stage in the basement, but Travolta, nicknamed "Bone" because he was so skinny, hardly needed it, as...
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