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Grease Actors You Didn’t Know Are No More

Grease Actors You Didn't Know Are No More

Grease is a musical film that got released in 1978. The film was directed by Randy Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It depicts the way two people fall in love with each other during their High School days. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. This movie made a huge success at the box office, and its album got the title of ” Second best album of the year.” The film was such a hit that the makers decided to make the second part, released in 1982. Unfortunately, in 43 years, changes occurred, which led to the demise of so many actors who were part of the movie. The list of those actors is as follows:

1. Edward Byrne Breitenberger as Vic Fontaine: Edward died on January 8, 2020, due to natural causes. He played the role of teen dance show host in the movie. He was also known for his acting in the television series 77 Sunset Strip

Edd Brynes as Vince Fontaine: Edward Byrne Breitenberger died on January 8, 2020, because of natural causes. He played the role of teen dance show host in the Grease movie. He was known for his acting in television series naming " 77 Sunset Strip. In this television series, he played the role of a contract killer.

2. Jeff Conaway as Kenickie: Jeff died on May 27, 2011, due to several reasons. He played Dany’s best friend, the second-in-command of T-birds, and betty Rizzo’s boyfriend. He used to wear a black leather jacket throughout the movie.

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3. Annette Charles as “Cha-Cha” DiGregorio: He died in August 2011 due to lung cancer. She played Danny’s former girlfriend “Cha- Cha” Di Gregorio in the movie Grease, and in the initial scenes, she made entry with Leo. She also appeared in other television series, but later she left her acting career to pursue her education.

Annette Charles as "Cha-Cha" DiGregorio - Annette Charles died in August 2011 due to lung cancer. She played Danny's former girlfriend " Cha- Cha " Di Gregorio in the movie Grease. She also appeared in other television series, but later she left her acting career, and after completing her education, she became a college professor.

4. Dennis Cleveland Stewart as Leo “Craterface” Balmudo: Dennis died in April 1994 due to complications relating to AIDS. He played the role of a scorpions gang leader and the rival of T-birds, a dropout from college. Dennis also got an opportunity to work in the sequel as leader of cycle lords.

Dennis Cleveland Stewart as Leo "Craterface" Balmudo - He played the role of a scorpions gang leader in the movie who was drop out from college. Dennis also got an opportunity to work in the sequel. He played the character of a dancer in Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He died in April 1994 due to pneumonia. 

5. Eve Arden as Principal McGee: Due to heart disease, Eve died at the age of 83. She was an American television actress and comedian working supporting actresses for a long time. She played the role of the school principal of Rydell High School, whose role was to make announcements and its sequel. 

Eve Arden as Principal McGee - She is an American television actress and comedian working to support actresses for a long time. She has also been working for radio. She played the role of the school principal in Grease part 1, whose role was to make announcements and its sequel. Due to heart disease, she died at the age of 82.

6. Dody Goodman in the role of Blache Hodel: Dody died in June 2008 because of natural causes. She played the role of school secretory in the first movie and its sequel. Dody looked and acted pretty in the film. In the initial days of her career, she got famous for her dancing solos. 

Dody Goodman in the role of Blache Hodel - She played the role of school secretory in and the first part of the movie and in its sequel. In the initial days of her career, she got famous for her dancing solos.She died in June 2008 because of natural causes.

7. Alice Ghostley as Mrs. Murdock: Ghostley died in September 2007 because of cancer. She appears with Principal McGee and Sandy Olsson in the initial scenes. She is the tomboyish teacher of Rdyell’s school who keeps on supporting her favorite boy, T-bird. 

Alice Ghostley as Mrs. Murdock - Alice Ghostly is an American singer known for her roles like Mrs. Dobbs on Good Times, Esmeralda on Bewitched, and many more. She got a recommendation for "Best Supporting actress" for one of her comedy series. She died in September 2007 because of cancer.

8. Joan Blondell as a waitress: Joan died in 1979 due to leukemia. She played Vi, a waitress who works in Frosty Palace in Grease. She started her film career after winning the beauty pageant in Vaudeville. 

Joan Blondell as a waitress - She played Vi, a waitress who works in Frosty Palace in Grease. She started her film career after winning the beauty pageant in Vaudeville. She died in 1979 due to leukemia.

9. Sid Caesar in the role of Coach Vince Calhoun: Sid died in February 2014 due to a short illness. He played the tough-talking gym guy who was the coach of all the sports teams. He was the best coach among all other coaches of the school, who helped Danny Zuko find the best sport. 

Sid Caesar in the role of Coach Vince Calhoun - She played the character of a tough-talking gym guy who was the coach of all the sports teams. He died in February 2014 due to a short illness.

 

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