Edith “Didi” Conn, who famously performed Frenchy in “Grease,” is opening up in regards to the final dialog she had with longtime pal Olivia Newton-John.
In an interview with “Good Morning,” Didi revealed that she spoke to the four-time Grammy winner just some weeks in the past. In that chat, Olivia acknowledged that her well being was failing.
“She instructed me that she wasn’t strolling anymore and he or she had full-time care,” Didi stated, “however her husband, John, and her daughter, Chloe, had been there on a regular basis and he or she instructed me they had been simply so hopelessly devoted.”
Olivia and Didi shot to fame collectively as members of the Pink Women in “Grease.” Their friendship endured till Olivia, who performed Sandy within the 1978 musical, handed on Aug. 8.
Did stated she needed to recollect Olivia as being surrounded by “love and light-weight.”
“It simply so occurs that is how she would signal all her letters and her emails. ‘Love and Mild, Olivia,'” Didi added.
“I believe I’ll keep in mind her singing,” Didi continued. “When she’d be doing live shows, she would sing as her encore, ‘I Actually Love You,’ and he or she would put her arms out like this to her viewers to say, ‘I actually love you.’ And I believe that is how I will at all times keep in mind her — this large coronary heart who simply cared a lot for everyone. And we are going to actually at all times love her too.”
After Olivia’s passing, lots of her “Grease” costars paid tribute, together with John Travolta, who performed Danny Zuko, the love curiosity of Olivia’s character.
“You made all of our lives so a lot better,” John wrote on Instagram.
In considering again to first assembly Olivia on the set of “Grease,” Didi remembered considering that the “Bodily” singer was “beautiful” and “excellent.”
“She was nervous. The primary scene we had collectively — approaching the primary day of faculty — and he or she instructed me, she had been in one other film and it did not go in addition to she had hoped,” Didi stated. “So I simply started improvising together with her. I stated, ‘Oh, I am so joyful. I’ve a neighbor named Sandy who got here from Australia and we simply, you recognize, unexpectedly she’s me like, ‘Is that this within the script? What is going on on right here?’ We began to play too and earlier than we knew it, we had been strolling into Rydell and he or she thanked me afterwards and he or she stated she would at all times be thankful for that.”