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She'll always be remembered as Sandy from Grease but Olivia Newton-John regarded her 30-year cancer battle her greatest achievement

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Olivia Newton-John passed away earlier this month after battling cancer for 30 years. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Olivia Newton-John passed away earlier this month after battling cancer for 30 years. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

To her fans she will always be Sandra Dee, the wholesome girl with the sparkly blue eyes who sang her heart out and danced up a storm with John Travolta in Grease. 

Her role in the 1978 hit movie musical turned Olivia Newton-John into one of the biggest stars of the ’70s, leaving generations of fans hopelessly devoted. 

But for Olivia (73) it was the 30 years she spent living with cancer that she regarded as her greatest achievement. 

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