Helen Travolta
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1911


Mother of superstar John Travolta, Helen Travolta was a longtime high-school drama coach who -- along with husband Salvatore -- actually encouraged the 16-year-old John to drop out of high school to pursue an acting career. In 1977, her son would repay the favor by snagging her a bit part in the disco extravaganza Saturday Night Fever. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

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