Olivia Newton-John’s career in photos and music videos

Olivia Newton Johnwho died today on his ranch in California, had a long and varied career.

While his screen appearances were relatively few – notably Fat and Xanadu – his impact was wide and deep, his music providing the soundtrack to generations of TV series and movies, more recently stranger things, Despicable Me 3, Pretty little Liars and Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

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The multi-hyphenate has also appeared on a number of major reality competitions, often as a guest host, including american idol, Eurovision and Dancing with the stars.

Scroll down for a selection of photos and videos from his life and work and Click here for an overview of reactions to his death.

Olivia Newton-John interprets

Olivia Newton-John performing ‘Long Live Love’ at the Eurovision Song Contest at the Dome in Brighton in 1974. – Credit: Frank Barrett/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Frank Barrett/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, portrait from 1975.

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, portrait from 1975.

'Grease', Olivia Newton-John, 1978 - Credit: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

‘Grease’, Olivia Newton-John, 1978 – Credit: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

.Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in

.Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in “Grease”, 1978 – Credit: Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images

Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in “Grease”, 1978 – Credit: Everett Collection

Everett-Collection

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John – “You’re the One I Want”

“TOP OF THE POPS” in 1978 – Credit: Ron Howard/Redferns

Ron Howard/Redferns

Olivia Newton-John performs at the 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS in 1979. - Credit: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Olivia Newton-John performs at the 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS in 1979. – Credit: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

ABC Photo Archive/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

XANADU, Olivia Newton-John, 1980. - Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

XANADU, Olivia Newton-John, 1980. – Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

XANADU, from left: Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, 1980. - Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

XANADU, from left: Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, 1980. – Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

“Xanadu” (live 1982)

LET'S GET PHYSICAL, Olivia Newton-John in 1982 - Credit: ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection

LET’S GET PHYSICAL, Olivia Newton-John in 1982 – Credit: ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection

ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection

“Physical”

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in the film

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in the movie “Two of a Kind” in New York, 1983. – Credit: Juergen Vollmer/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Juergen Vollmer/Popperfoto/Getty Images

John Travolta kisses Olivia Newton-John in a scene from the film

John Travolta kisses Olivia Newton-John in a scene from the film “Two Of A Kind”, 1983. – Credit: 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

“Hopelessly Devoted to You”

‘A MOM FOR CHRISTMAS’, Olivia Newton-John, 1990 – Credit: NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

“A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE”, Olivia Newton-John, 1994 – Credit: Jaffe/Braunstein Films / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Jaffe/Braunstein Films/Courtesy: Everett Collection

‘IT’S MY PARTY’, Olivia Newton-John, Bronson Pinchot, 1996 – Credit: United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection

United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection

On ‘Murphy Brown’

'SOME BEST MEN,' from left: Laura Brent, Olivia Newton-John, Rebel Wilson, 2011. - Credit: Icon Film Distribution/Courtesy Everett Collection

‘SOME BEST MEN,’ from left: Laura Brent, Olivia Newton-John, Rebel Wilson, 2011. – Credit: Icon Film Distribution/Courtesy Everett Collection

Icon Film Distribution/Courtesy of Everett Collection

'AMERICAN IDOL 6', host Ryan Seacrest, judges Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Olivia Newton-John, Paula Abdul in 2007 - Credit: Michael Becker/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy: Everett Collection

‘AMERICAN IDOL 6’, host Ryan Seacrest, judges Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Olivia Newton-John, Paula Abdul in 2007 – Credit: Michael Becker/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy: Everett Collection

Michael Becker/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy: Everett Collection

'SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSIC', Olivia Newton-John, 2010. - Credit: Ken Woroner/Mongrel Media/courtesy Everett Collection

‘SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSIC’, Olivia Newton-John, 2010. – Credit: Ken Woroner/Mongrel Media/courtesy Everett Collection

Ken Woroner/Mongrel Media/Courtesy of Everett Collection

“Dancing with the Stars.” Special guest Olivia Newton-John has joined the judging desk – Credit: Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Content Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment via Getty Images

Olivia Newton-John and dancer/TV personality Julianne Hough on season 21 of

Olivia Newton-John and dancer/TV personality Julianne Hough on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 21 at CBS Television City in 2015. – Credit: GI

GI

Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi attend the premiere of

Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi attend Syfy’s ‘Dead 7’ premiere at Harmony Gold in 2016 – Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Olivia Newton-John and Marie Osmond arrive at Nevada Ballet Theater's 32nd Annual Black & White;  White ball in 2016 - Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

Olivia Newton-John and Marie Osmond arrive at the Nevada Ballet Theater’s 32nd Annual Black and White Ball in 2016 – Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

Denise Truscello/WireImage

Hayley Orrantia, Olivia Newton-John and Wendi McLendon-Covey speak at the 50th Annual CMA Awards in 2016. - Credit: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

Hayley Orrantia, Olivia Newton-John and Wendi McLendon-Covey speak at the 50th Annual CMA Awards in 2016. – Credit: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta attend The Academy Presents 40th Anniversary 'Grease' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in 2018 - Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta attend The Academy Presents 40th Anniversary ‘Grease’ at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in 2018 – Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling at the 2018 Annual Wellness Walk and Research Run to benefit Cancer Research - Credit: Naomi Rahim/WireImage

Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling at the 2018 Annual Wellness Walk and Research Run to benefit Cancer Research – Credit: Naomi Rahim/WireImage

Naomi Rahim/WireImage

'THE VERY EXCELLENT MR.  DUNDEE,' Olivia Newton-John, 2020. - Credit: Lionsgate /Courtesy Everett Collection

‘THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE,’ Olivia Newton-John, 2020. – Credit: Lionsgate /Courtesy Everett Collection

Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

John Travolta remembers ‘Grease’ costar Olivia Newton-John: ‘Your impact was amazing’

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