Remembering Olivia Newton-John: Documentary Streaming Tonight

Remembering Olivia Newton-John: Documentary Streaming Tonight

Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer and one of the biggest global pop stars of the '70s, died on Monday, August 8th 2022, according to an official statement from her husband. She was 73 at the time.

"Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family's privacy during this very difficult time," her husband, John Easterling, wrote as part of the statement.

"Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continue with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer."

As a celebration of her life, the 2020 documentary "Oliva Newton-John: Behind Closed Doors" will be streaming this week for free, starting tonight. 



"Olivia Newton-John: Behind Closed Doors" is now available to stream for free in the US. A direct link has been added to our updating list of free streams.

Olivia Newton-John's path to global stardom began with her unforgettable role as Sandy opposite John Travolta in 1978's "Grease," a film adaptation of the Broadway musical. The film version is still considered to this day to be the most successful movie musical of all time.

Newton-John also had a highly successful singing career, with three chart-topping hits from "Grease": her duets "You're The One That I Want" and "Summer Nights" with John Travolta, and her solo ballad, "Hopelessly Devoted To You."



In 1981 she released "Physical", a dance song that tried to show off her sexier persona. "Physical" became her biggest hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for more than 10 weeks.



Her next musical appearance was with the infamous musical fantasy "Xanadu" alongside film legend Gene Kelly. While the film was a complete critical and box office flop, it became a cult hit years later and gave Newton-John some chart-topping hits such as her single "Magic".