20+ Unbelievable Secrets The Producers Of “Grease” Hid From Fans

Danny Doesn’t Originally Sing “Greased Lightning”

In the stage production of “Grease,” Danny doesn’t get the honor of signing the song, “Greased Lightning”. The song was in fact sung by Kenickie. However, when it came to filming, John Travolta convinced producers that he was more fit for the job.

Lucille Ball Is To Blame For Her Daughter Not Being Cast

Originally, Lucie Arnaz, was up for the role of Rizzo. But when Lucille Ball called to say that her daughter was too good to audition for the part, producers opted for a different actor.


John and Olivia’s First Meeting

The first time John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John met was at Olivia’s home. Travolta had been a huge fan of Olivia and was rather star struck when the first encounter actually took place.

Jeff Conaway Was Seriously Injured

During the filming of “Greased Lightning”, Jeff Conaway was dropped and seriously injured his back. The pain killers he used after led to Conaway’s abuse of prescription drugs.