Newbridge Remembers "Grease" Star
Newbridge Silverware was saddened to hear the news that Olivia Newton-John, the legendary singer and actress, died on Monday 8th August. The four-time Grammy award-winning singer, and Hollywood superstar, visited Newbridge Silverware and the Museum of Style Icons in 2019 when she officially opened the Olivia Newton-John exhibition.
The exhibition featured some of the star’s most important costumes including her iconic “Grease” leather jacket and famous leather trousers. The exhibition was extremely popular and was on display from the 22nd July 2019 until the 18th August 2019, before it went back to the United States where it was auctioned by Julien’s Auctions. A portion of the auction proceeds were used to benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.
The British-born singer died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California on Monday morning at the age of 73. Her husband confirmed her death on social media. Olivia is best known for her starring role as Sandy in the 1978 film "Grease", in which she appeared opposite John Travolta, who played Danny Zuko.
On hearing the sad news of Olivia’s death, William Doyle, CEO of Newbridge Silverware, said, “Olivia Newton-John’s visit to Newbridge Silverware and her exhibition at The Museum of Style Icons was of huge historical, cultural and artistic importance."