John Joseph Travolta born February 18,   is an American actor and singer. He rose to fame during the s, appearing on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter — and starring in the box office successes Carrie , Saturday Night Fever and Grease He also received an additional Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of lawyer Robert Shapiro in the series. Travolta is also a private pilot and owns four aircraft. His father, Salvatore "Sam" Travolta November — May ,  was a semiprofessional American football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company, Travolta Tyre Exchange. Travolta's first screen role in California was as a fall victim in Emergency!
John Travolta breaks silence on gay and sexual assault rumors
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The California pilot who claims he had a high-flying gay affair with actor John Travolta is airing new details about their alleged six-year relationship. In a National Enquirer story labeled "ridiculous" by Travolta's camp, pilot Doug Gotterba said he first met the "Grease" star in February when he interviewed for a pilot job — and by September they were lovers. He said they flew to Monterey, Calif. The next day he told me with a big smile on his face, 'I really enjoyed last night,'" Gotterba told the Enquirer.
John Travolta Addresses Gay Rumors, Pending Lawsuit By an Alleged Former Lover
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Kirstie Alley is letting plenty of her own skeletons out of the closet while promoting her new tell-all book this week. But, despite prevailing rumors to the contrary, that's the only thing coming out. Hot on the heels of revealing a hidden relationship with Patrick Swayze , Kirstie was back in the hot seat today chatting with Barbara Walters.