13. He can sing for his supper
Travolta isn’t just a mere actor: he also has form as a crooner. And his first crack at singing in 1975 was a fruitful one, with his debut single “Let Her In” making it as high as number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But although acting took precedence as the years proceeded, Travolta still kept his hand in with music. In 2008, for instance, he performed a duet with Miley Cyrus on “I Thought I Lost You” for the Disney movie Bolt.
12. He suffered a heartbreaking goodbye
Although she played his mother in the 1976 film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, actress Diana Hyland was actually romantically involved with Travolta off set. They fell in love despite the 18-year age-gap between them, but the relationship came to a tragic end after Hyland succumbed to breast cancer. After a courageous year-long battle with the disease, the 41-year-old died in the arms of a heartbroken Travolta. He later accepted a posthumous Emmy Award on her behalf for her role in the film.