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    Posted: 08 Aug 2022 at 8:47pm

Breast cancer, 73.

Bummer. 😳😩

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Just heard about that!!!

Sad news.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2022 at 9:55pm

Wasn't expecting this one, although I think I'd heard that she had cancer years ago.

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Same here.

I guess she fought it as long as she could.
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Sad news. She kept fighting even after her cancer returned for a third time.

ABC News had a small tribute to her outlining her career through the years. Obviously, clips from "Grease" were shown and her music video of "Let's Get Physical" with the overweight men in the gym.

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Another legend dies. RIP, and condolences to John Travolta and her friends and family.
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She had multiple relapses. Sad. She was the kind of lady that was so darn likeable it hurts even more.
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Not trying to minimize or trivialize it, but she lived for some 30 years after her initial diagnosis.

That's pretty good. I bet most people don't live anywhere near that long after a cancer diagnosis.
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Originally posted by MustangMarj MustangMarj wrote:

Sad news. She kept fighting even after her cancer returned for a third time.

ABC News had a small tribute to her outlining her career through the years. Obviously, clips from "Grease" were shown and her music video of "Let's Get Physical" with the overweight men in the gym.

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Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

She had multiple relapses. Sad. She was the kind of lady that was so darn likeable it hurts even more.
RIP sweet lady


I remember back during her heyday, people would refer to her as Olivia Neutron Bomb.


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Such a shame. Olivia was one of the best actresses and singers of the 70's and 80's. She handled her cancer battles with courage. May she R.I.P.
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One of my top celebrity crushes growing up. She had the looks of an angel, wore stunning outfits, and sang right into the camera with a charm that would just give me chills. Unhappy
 


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I didn't really like much of her music, and her voice wasn't much more than pretty. I think it was just that she was so damned appealing. I might be one of the few who actually preferred the "before" version of Sandy in Grease. Not that the "after" was too bad, either.

Musically, I did, however, really like her cover of Bob Dylan's If Not For You.

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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I didn't really like much of her music, and her voice wasn't much more than pretty.


I think that high soprano female voices like hers can pretty much only do "pretty".

Difficult for them to do the down & dirty rock-n-roll stuff like Linda Ronstadt or Joan Jett etc, etc.

Kinda need a bit of a deeper voice to get that throaty growl they do sometimes.

But she was just, like you said, so damned appealing in every other way.
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Yeah, I guess most female rock voices are deeper or throatier or louder.

Why then, were those high-pitched male voices in hair metal and other hard rock genres so prevalent in the 70s and 80s? I guess the differece was that those voices were so piercingly loud.

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