The youngest of six children, John Travolta has evolved from a Broadway stage geek into a film star with a career that’s seen its share of comebacks.
After dropping out of high school to pursue a career in acting, Travolta made his debut in an off-Broadway production of “Rain” in 1971. He then joined the Broadway cast of “Grease” — a stint that would come in handy later in his career.
But it was his role as the suave and dimwitted Vinnie Barbarino in the hit '70s sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter” that propelled Travolta to stardom. His small-screen fame would lead to roles in the box-office hit “Saturday Night Fever”... Read more
The Times’ virtual tour puts readers on the streets of Hollywood to visit the nearly 2,400 stars on the Walk of Fame.
Select a category to learn more about the bombshells, cowboys, crooners and other entertainers who are honored on the walk. An interactive map then takes readers to the exact location of each star along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
Read more about the stars in a database that uses more than a century of the archives of the Los Angeles Times to go deeper into the lives of hundreds of fan favorites, as well as those whose names are no longer well-known.