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

Elvis Was A Part Of The Film

Tho he didn’t physically appear in the film, he did play a part in “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee.” The lyrics “Elvis Elvis let me be, keep that pelvis far from me” were added into the song because the King of Rock n Roll died the day the scene was filmed.

All The Background Dancers Were Named

All the background dancers were named, which doesn’t always happen in films. Normally credits list background dancer #1, or background dancer #2. The dancers in the film were named Bart, Bubba, Moose, and Sauce.


Olivia Newton-John Didn’t Want To Film The Carnival Scene

One of the most well-known scenes and songs from the film, “You’re The One That I Want”, wasn’t so much fun. Olivia Newton-John was terrified of the scene and John Travolta had to convince her to push through with the song and film.

The Actors Were Much Older Than The Characters They Played

In real life the actors were much older than the rolls they played: John Travolta was 23, Oliva Newton-John was 28, Stockard Channing was 33, Jeff Conaway was 26, Michael Tucci was 31, Kelly Ward was 20, Didi Conn was 25, Jamie Donnelly was 30, Barry Pearl was 27, and Dinah Manoff was 19.