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The cast of Grease: Where are they now?

By Andrew Walsh of Entertainment Weekly | Slide 2 of 11: Since its release in June of 1978, the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Grease has remained an enduring fixture of pop culture. The highest grossing movie of the year, it also produced one of the best-selling albums of all-time; a 1982 sequel starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield; a live television event, Grease: Live!; and the upcoming Paramount+ spin-offs Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, and Summer Lovin'. The story of high school sweethearts Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) is a quintessential tale of teenage devotion set against the musical backdrop of the 1950s. After a whirlwind fling of "Summer Nights," the pair assumes their time together is over, and that Sandy must return to Australia with her parents. But when her family decides to stay in America, Sandy is enrolled in Rydell High alongside Danny, who tries to play it cool in front of his gang of greaser friends — the T-Birds — causing friction between them. She quickly falls in with her own clique — the Pink Ladies —and the two groups dance and sing their way through the ups and downs of adolescent love. The cast has also had their fair share of ups and downs in the 44 years since Grease debuted in theaters. Read on to find out what the class of Rydell High 1978 have been up to since the film's release.

Grease: Then and Now

Since its release in June of 1978, the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Grease has remained an enduring fixture of pop culture. The highest grossing movie of the year, it also produced one of the best-selling albums of all-time; a 1982 sequel starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield; a live television event, Grease: Live!; and the upcoming Paramount+ spin-offs Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, and Summer Lovin'.

The story of high school sweethearts Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) is a quintessential tale of teenage devotion set against the musical backdrop of the 1950s. After a whirlwind fling of "Summer Nights," the pair assumes their time together is over, and that Sandy must return to Australia with her parents. But when her family decides to stay in America, Sandy is enrolled in Rydell High alongside Danny, who tries to play it cool in front of his gang of greaser friends — the T-Birds — causing friction between them. She quickly falls in with her own clique — the Pink Ladies —and the two groups dance and sing their way through the ups and downs of adolescent love.

The cast has also had their fair share of ups and downs in the 44 years since Grease debuted in theaters. Read on to find out what the class of Rydell High 1978 have been up to since the film's release.

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