They go together, remembered forever!
has been the word for over 40 years. Grease and John Travolta hand jived their way into hearts as Olivia Newton-John Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson in the original Grease movie, which was released in June of 1978. Related: Where to Watch Grease for Free and How to Stream the Olivia Newton-John Classic
The beloved musical film told the story of the Rydell High lovebirds and their friends in the Pink Ladies and T-Birds
. With Paramount+ taking Grease fans back to Sandy and Danny's alma mater in the prequel series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Parade is looking back at the stars of the hit movie who went together like ra-ma la-ma la-ma ka ding-a da ding-a dong. Related: Test Your Grease Knowledge!
Playing Pink Ladies leader Betty Rizzo,
Stockard Channing delivered two of Grease's most memorable songs with "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" and "There Are Worse Things I Could Do." CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
Stockard Channing won a Tony for Best Actress in a Play in 1985 for
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. She has since starred in The West Wing (winning an Emmy) and The Good Wife. David M. Benett/Getty Images
Barry Pearl had a cameo as Mr. Weaver in the 2016
Grease: Live television special. He's guest-starred in a slew of TV shows, including House, Miss Match and Baywatch. Variety/Getty Images
Didi Conn was one of the few
Grease castmembers to return for Grease 2. She went on to star in Benson and Shining Time Station. She also made a cameo as Vi in the 2016 televised Grease: Live special. SOPA Images/Getty Images Michael Tucci starred as T-Birds member Sonny, possibly the oldest-looking high schooler short of Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
Grease, Michael Tucci starred in numerous Broadway productions, as well as Diagnosis: Murder, Flying Blind, It's Gary Shandling's Show, Blow and The Heat. He also served as a theatre coach and drama teacher. Michael Kovac/Getty Images
Kelly Ward stepped behind the cameras in 1983 and became a voice director for Disney Animation as well as a screenwriter.
Bobby Bank/Getty Images Frankie Avalon was already iconic in his generation and became even more so thanks to his memorable "Beauty School Dropout" as Teen Angel in Grease. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
Sid Caesar appeared in
Grease 2 and worked with Mel Brooks in History of the World Part I and appeared in several specials. He wrote two books before his death at age 91 in 2014.
Dinah Manoff won a Tony in 1982 for
I Ought to Be in Pictures and played Maggie Peterson in the original Child's Play in 1988. She starred in The spinoff Golden Girls Empty Nest and has made numerous TV appearances since. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
Susan Buckner appeared in some films (including
Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing) and TV series following Grease, but has largely stayed out of the limelight. Bobby Bank/Getty Images
Annette Charles had small guest roles in TV following the
success of Grease. She got her master's in social work and became a speech communication professor at California State Northridge. Sadly, she died from lung cancer in 2011. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Lorenzo Lamas went on to star in
Falcon Crest, Renegade, Big Time Rush and the reality series Leave It to Lamas. He was also a judge on the blissfully short-lived competition show Are You Hot?. Gilbert Flores/Getty Images
Jamie Donnelly has acted in bit parts and guest roles and served as an acting coach in La Canada, California.
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Eddie Deezen reprised the role of Eugene in
Grease 2. He appeared in TV and independent film roles before transitioning to voice acting. He retired from performing in 2016. Bobby Bank/Getty Images
Alice Ghostley, seen here with Mel Brooks, continued acting in film and television, most famously as Bernice in
Designing Women. She died in September 2007 at age 84. Jim Smeal/Getty Images
Edd Byrnes continued acting post-
Grease with roles in The Love Boat; CHiPS; Charlie's Angels; Fantasy Island; Murder, She Wrote; Mr. Belvidere; and Empty Nest, among others. He died in January 2020 at age 87. Bobby Bank/Getty Images
Eve Arden brought back her deadpan stylings as Principal McGee for
Grease 2. She appeared in Hart to Hart and Falcon Crest, among other TV projects, following Grease. Arden died in November 1990 at age 82. Ron Galella/Getty Images Next, find out everything to know about the Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies series. View comments