20 Moments In John Travolta’s Life That Reveal His True Story

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7. He nearly came to a sticky end in the cockpit

Spending time doing something he loves the most almost cost Travolta his life in 1992. It was while he was at the controls of one of his planes, in fact, when, alarmingly, the power began to fade. But though he rapidly lost control of the aircraft due to the electrical malfunction, the experienced pilot still managed to keep things on an even keel and landed manually.

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6. He’s done the hard yards

Not every successful actor is fortunate enough to enjoy overnight success in their youth, and Travolta was certainly one who had to scratch and claw to get to where he is today. Before his meteoric rise in the 1970s, the Hairspray star had to make ends meet by taking on several jobs, ranging from luggage porter to supermarket check-out boy.

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