“Olivia Newton-John, star of Grease”

Is it really necessary for a major Australian news outlet to refer to “Olivia Newton-John, star of Grease“, perhaps to distinguish her from any other Olivia Newton-John we might know? She was and did many other other things, for example “singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist“.

Olivia’s death comes hot on the heels of that of “Seekers singer Judith Durham“, who was almost as famous in Australia and England, if not worldwide.

(See this post for similar examples.)

PS Another major Australian news outlet refers to “Australian icon, Olivia Newton-John”.)


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