TV stars who made leap to movies

POSTED: 03:50 PM EDT Jun 03, 2011    UPDATED: 02:00 AM EST Feb 18, 2015 

In honor of John Travolta's 61st birthday on Wednesday, take a look at the one-time "Welcome Back, Kotter" star and other actors who made the leap from the small screen to movies.

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John Travolta's movie career includes two Oscar nominations and such films as "Saturday Night Fever," "Pulp Fiction" and "Grease."

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