Olivia NEWTON-JOHN

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Singer & Musician

EnglishBorn Olivia NEWTON-JOHN

English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, dancer, and activist

Born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, England , United Kingdom (73 years)

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Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, England, to Welshman Brinley "Bryn" Newton-John (1914–1992) and Irene Helene (née Born) (1914–2003). Her Jewish maternal grandfather, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born, fled with his family to England from Germany before World War II to escape the Nazi regime. Newton-John's maternal grandmother was of paternal Jewish ancestry as well. She is a third cousin of comedian Ben Elton. Her maternal great-grandfather was jurist Victor Ehrenberg and her matrilineal great-grandmother's father was jurist Rudolf von Jhering.



Newton-John's father was an MI5 officer on the Enigma project at Bletchley Park who took Rudolf Hess into custody during World War II. After the war he became Headmaster at Cambridgeshire High School for Boys and was in that role when Olivia was born.

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Newton-John is the youngest of three children, following brother Hugh (1940–2019), a doctor, and sister Rona (1943–2013) (an actress who was married to Grease co-star Jeff Conaway from 1980 until their divorce in 1985). In 1954, when Olivia was six, the Newton-Johns emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, where her father worked as a professor of German and as master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne.



She attended Christ Church Grammar School, and then University High School near Ormond College.



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