”You’re the One That I Want” was almost a duet between the Fonz and Laurie Partridge. Before casting John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease, producer Allan Carr tried to get Happy Days’ Henry Winkler and The Partridge Family’s Susan Dey to take the lead roles. Winkler and Dey missed out on joining a not-so-exclusive club of stars who’ve appeared in some incarnation of Grease. Here are some other famous alums of Rydell High and their recent gigs.
Rizzo, original Off B’way cast, 1972
Voice of Catwoman on cartoon Batman.
Rizzo, B’way revival, 1996
Recent guest stint on TV’s Step by Step.
Danny, original Off B’way cast, 1972
Costar of Spin City.
Michael, 1982’s Grease 2
Stars on All My Children.
Rizzo, 1978 movie
Filming Magic Hour with Paul Newman
Kenickie, 1978 movie
Costar of TV’s Babylon 5.
Frenchy, 1978 movie
Star of PBS’ Shining Time Station.
Vince Fontaine, B’way revival’s tour, 1995
Touring with reunited Monkees.
Rizzo, B’way revival, 1995
Costar of TV’s Ellen.
Danny, B’way, 1978
Filming comedy Watch That Man.
Danny, London production, 1973
Filming Untitled Jackal Project.
Sandy, London show, 1993-94; Rizzo, B’way revival’s tour, 1995
Currently on tour in Funny Girl.
Marty on B’way and on tour, 1974
Costar of the CBS miniseries Titanic.
Vince Fontaine, B’way revival, 1995
Touring with the Monkees.
Tom, 1978 movie
Star of Renegade.
Marty, 1978 movie
Starred on TV’s Empty Nest.