Happy Birthday John Travolta!

Posted on February 18th, 2015 at 12:26 pm
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Happy Birthday to superstar John Travolta.

The popular actor turns 61 today and no doubt he will be having a celebration with friends and family.

The star of movie classics like Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Pulp Fiction has had both an amazing career and life.

He was born John Joseph Travolta in New Jersey, and is the youngest of six children, with his father being of Italian decent while his mother was Irish.

The devout Scientologist owns several planes including a Boeing 707 while his home in Florida comes complete with its own runway, a certified pilot, Travolta owns a lavish estate near Ocala equipped with a runway leading to his front door.

Travolta -- who is married to actress Kelly Preston -- had three children Ella, 15, Benjamin, 5, and another son Jett, who tragically passed-away aged 17 back in 2009.

The actor is currently working-on an upcoming FX series American Crime Story.

The ten-part drama will chronicle the infamous O.J. Simpson trial, with Travolta portraying power defense attorney Robert Shapiro.

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Executive produced by Glee's Ryan Murphy, the show will also feature Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Cross and David Schwimmer who will play Robert Kardashian.

Travolta has enjoyed many highs and lows in both his personal and professional life -- gaining even more global notoriety when he mistakingly called Idina Menzel "Adele Dazeem" at the 2014 Oscars.

The star was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction while he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a musical or comedy for his performance in Get Shorty.

Not bad for somebody who dropped out of Dwight Morrow High School when he was a junior aged just 17-years-old back in 1971!

He married Kelly Preston in 1991 and infamously once danced with Princess Diana at the White House back in 1985.

Travolta is also the author of the book Propeller One-Way Night Coach, the story of his late son Jett's first ever flight.

Happy Birthday to you John Travolta!

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