27 Things Most People Don’t Know About Grease, Even After All These Years.

27 Things Most People Don’t Know About Grease, Even After All These Years.

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This article is based on "37 Fun Facts About the Highest-Grossing Movie Musical of All Time", "21 Things You Didn’t Know About The Movie Grease”, and "Grease IMDB Trivia". If you're interested in reading more, check out the links at the bottom of the article.

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2/27 The hickeys on Rizzo's neck were actually given by Jeff Conaway who played Kenickie to make them authentic.

3/27 Grease is based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name. It is the 15th longest running show on Broadway with over 3000 performances in it's initial run.

4/27 Four performers from the original Broadway production moved over to the film. John Travolta played Doody (stage) and Danny (movie), Jeff Conaway played Danny (stage) and Kenickie (movie), Barry Pearl played Sonny (stage) and Doody (movie), and Jaime Donnelly played Jan both onstage and in the film.

5/27 Stockard Channing was the eldest of the teenage performers during filming at the age of 33.

6/27 Happy Days star Henry Winkler was offered the role of Danny but turned it down for fear of being typecast.

7/27 Producers utilized Olivia Newton-John's popularity by allowing her to keep her Australian accent and changing Sandy's last name from American "Dumbrowski" to Australian "Olsen".



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