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In this variety special, Olivia shares the evening with Andy Gibb, Elton John, Ted Knight, Gene Kelly and Toni Tennille. The special included songs from Grease and the Totally Hot album as well as some other artists' covers : the Eagles, Bob Seger, Elton John and Buddy Holly. Olivia also performed a parody of the jazz/blues classic Makin' Whoopee with Gene Kelly, changing the lyrics to Makin' Movies and dealing with Olivia's dream of producing a musical. The show was aired internationally and did very well in the ratings, as did her two previous US television specials on the same network. It is to be noted that Tina Turner's appearance on Olivia's special helped her sign a contract with then Olivia's manager Roger Davies, who ultimately helped her to go back into the spotlight.

  1. Jeff Margolis

    Director

  2. Don Segall

    Writer

  3. Alan Thicke

    Writer

  4. Charlie Coffey

    Writer

  5. Julie Brown

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John

  2. Gene Kelly

    Gene Kelly

  3. Andy Gibb

    Andy Gibb

  4. Elton John

    Elton John

  5. Tina Turner

    Tina Turner

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Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights

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  • April 13, 1980
    PG
    Premiere

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    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 48m

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