Newton-John acted occasionally since Two of a Kind. In , she appeared in a dramatically different role as Bitsy Mae Harling, a lesbian ex-con country singer, in Del Shores ' Sordid Lives. The series featured five original songs written and composed by Newton-John specifically for the show.
The film opened the Toronto International Film Festival. Newton-John guest-starred as herself in the sitcoms Ned and Stacey , Murphy Brown , and Bette , and made two appearances as herself on Glee. The groom is played by Xavier Samuel.
Newton-John was actively touring and doing concerts from to and also performed a handful of shows in A residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas was postponed due to the May death of her elder sister, Rona aged 71 , from a brain tumour. Newton-John resumed with 45 shows beginning in April The CD contains a cover of "Broken Wings" as well as the popular-with-fans original "Best of My Love", which had leaked on the internet many years prior.
Her Vegas stay was eventually extended beyond August ,    and her Summer Nights residency did not complete until December The song was a re-imagining of her single "Magic", which she notes was to celebrate both the 35th anniversary of Xanadu and as a dedication to her daughter, stating "I met Chloe's dad on the set of Xanadu , so, without that film, Chloe wouldn't be here.
She was the real 'magic' that came out of that film! On 7 May , Newton-John's elder brother Hugh, a doctor, died at age 80;  his death left Newton-John as the sole surviving sibling. On 2 November , Julien's Auctions auctioned hundreds of memorabilia from the singer's career. In , Newton-John was engaged to but never married Bruce Welch , one of her early producers and co-writer of her hit " Please Mr. Please ". In , while vacationing on the French Riviera, Newton-John met British businessman Lee Kramer, who became both her new boyfriend and manager.
Newton-John married her long-time boyfriend, actor Matt Lattanzi , in December They divorced in According to People magazine, people close to the couple said that the disparity between her spiritual interests and his more earthly ones was a key factor in the dissolution. The couple dated on and off for nine years. McDermott disappeared following a fishing trip off the Californian coast. Following an initial misdiagnosis of sciatica ,  in May it was announced that Newton-John's breast cancer had returned and metastasised to her lower back.
Newton-John subsequently revealed this was actually her third bout with breast cancer and she had privately battled the disease in in addition to her previously disclosed fight. In , it was also reported that the cancer had progressed to Stage IV and spread to her bones.
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Retrieved 2 January The London Gazette Supplement. Duke University Press. Reyne and Newton-John shared the same management in the late '80s and early '90s, and Newton-John sang backing vocals on Reyne's solo debut album. A French cover was recorded by Nicole Rieu, "Ma maison au bord de l'eau", was released in In , Japanese singer and voice actress Rie Tanaka recorded the song in English for her album Garnet.
Olivia's original version had been a big hit in Japan in In , Japanese singer-songwriter Rina Sumioka covered the song in her album Colors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Top Sail Productions.Olivia Newton John released her first solo album, If Not For You, in This album produced by John Farrar was her sixth studio album and was released in February on MCA Records. There were two singles released from the album/5(55).