LOS ANGELES, CA - CIRCA 1978: Olivia Newton-John attends the 50th Annual Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion circa 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Saxon/IMAGES/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
The Last TV Shows
Olivia Newton-John Was In
Before She Died
Olivia Newton-John died on August 8, 2022, at age 73, after a decades-long battle with breast cancer, but the actress’ final small-screen roles were ultimately both a tribute to her glitter-dusted 1980s past and a fond tweaking of her good-girl image. They captured entirely different sides of her, both of which captivated and fascinated her audience during her long career.
Olivia Newton-John appeared as herself in a music video for a newer version of "Physical" on "Glee" in 2010. Here, Newton-John gets to sing with Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), and both of them wear an outfit quite reminiscent of the leotard she sported in the original music video.
Though this was technically a video made for the series rather than an actual episode of the show, it can still be considered her final series role. Before that, the actress was also a regular on “Sordid Lives: The Series,” where she reprised her role from the film “Sordid Lives,” playing Bitsy Mae Harling, a notoriously tartish prison-bound firebug and songstress.