Helen Travolta: How Did John Travolta’s Mother Die?

Helen Travolta

Helen Travolta was an actress and singer. She is the mother of actor, director, screenwriter, producer, singer, dancer, musician and pilot John Joseph Travolta. Helen’s son John Travolta is one of the most gifted and successful actors in the business. He has a career that spans over 50 years. He has been starring in movies since the 1970s and has received various awards and nominations for his work in the film industry.

Helen Travolta: Bio Summary

NameHelen Travolta
Date of birth 18 January 1912
Place of birth New Jersey, United States
Famous as mother of John Travolta
Died 3 December 1978 (aged 66)
Nationality American
Spouse Salvatore Travolta
ChildrenJohn Travolta, Ann Travolta, Ellen Travolta, Sam Travolta, Margaret Travolta, and Joey Travolta
Parents Charles Frederick Burke and Mary Ellen Burke

Who Is The Mother Of John Travolta?

John Travolta’s mother is called Helen Travolta. She was born Helen Cecilia Burke on 18 January 1912, in Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA. She was the daughter of Charles Frederick Burke and Mary Ellen Murphy Burke. She is not the only child of her parents.

Helen Cecilia is the sister of James J. Burke, Vincent Charles Burke, Margaret Louise Burke Ryan Walsh, and Thomas H Burke. Helen was Irish-American. There isn’t much information about her family and early life available. Her educational details are not known to the public.

Helen Travolta was an actress and singer. She made an appearance in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed. She appeared as Lady in Paint Store in Saturday Night Fever (1977), according to her IMDb page. Later in life, she worked as a teacher.

Helen Travolta became a high school drama and English teacher. She fell in love with a man named Salvatore Travolta. Salvatore was a semi-professional American football player who became a tire salesman. He owned a tire repair shop called, Travolta Tire Exchange, in Hillsdale, NJ.

How Helen met Salvatore Travolta is unknown. They got married in 1936. They are parents of six children, three boys and three girls. They named their three boys John Travolta, Sam Travolta, and Joey Travolta. Their daughters are called Ann Travolta, Ellen Travolta, and Margaret Travolta.

ALSO, READ: Salvatore Travolta: What Happened To John Travolta’s Father?

Helen Travolta was an inspiration to all her children. She had a great impact on the lives of her children. Her children are all involved in the entertainment industry. Helen’s love of theatre and drama inspired all her children to become actors. Helen and Salvatore remained married until Helen passed away.

Helen Travolta’s 6 Children Are All Actors

Helen Travolta and her husband Salvatore Travolta’s six children all became actors. Their children, Ann Travolta, Ellen Travolta, Sam Travolta, Margaret Travolta, Joey Travolta, and John Travolta, are all doing well for themselves. Ann Travolta (February 23, 1949) is a film, television and stage actress, director, and writer.

Ann is known for her performance in Saturday Night Fever (1977), Swordfish (2001), and the Taking of Pellam 123 (2009), among others. Ellen Travolta (October 6, 1939) is an actress known for appearing as Louisa Arcola Delvecchio in Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi as well as Lillian in Charles in Charge (1987-1990).

Sam Travolta is an actor. He has worked as an additional crew and in the art department of some films. He is known for his work in Wild Hogs (2007), Broken Arrow (1996) and Swordfish (2001). Margaret Travolta (December 31, 1946) is an actress known for Enchanted (2007), Wild Hogs (2007) and High Fidelity (2000).

Joey Travolta (14 October 1950) is an actor, singer, producer, director and screenwriter. He is known for his work in Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Carol of the Bells (2019), and To the Limit (1995). John Travolta (February 18, 1954) is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, singer-songwriter, and dancer.

John Travolta is known for appearing in Carrie (1976), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), Urban Cowboy (1980), and many more.

How Did John Travolta’s Mother Die?

John Travolta’s mother Helen Travolta died of cancer. She died on 3 December 1978, at age 66, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA, per Findagrave.

ALSO, READ: Margaret Travolta: Who Is John Travolta’s Sister?

Helen Travolta’s husband Salvatore Travolta died on 29 May 1995, at age 82, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA. As for Salvatore, the cause of his death is unknown. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA.

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Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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