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Donna Mills says she was inspiration for Sandy from ‘Grease’



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Cleaning soap opera star Donna Mills claimed in a video on Monday that she was the real-life inspiration for the “Grease” ingénue Sandy.

The 81-year-old star posted the video on her Instagram dressed as Sandy Olsson carrying a pink sweater and a leather-based jacket over a lacy high.

Mills swears within the video that she was the muse that “Grease” author Jim Jacobs used to pen the character.

“Do you know I went to high school with Jim Jacobs? Jim Jacobs who wrote ‘Grease’? Jim Jacobs who used me as his mannequin for Sandy,” Mills stated.

“I didn’t comprehend it on the time however I came upon years later – I used to be the unique Sandy.”

Each Mills and Jacobs are Chicago natives and attended Taft Excessive College collectively.

Jacobs’ musical — which he co-wrote along with his pal Warren Casey — has spawned a number of musical productions together with the enduring movie model starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in addition to an upcoming prequel known as “Grease: Rise of the Pink Women.”

In 2010, Jacobs revealed the idea for “Grease” got here to him whereas hanging out with pals from an area theatre group.

The musical has since spawned several production including the 1978 movie with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
The musical has since spawned a number of productions together with the 1978 film with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
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Donna Mills and "Grease" writer Jim Jacobs attended the same High School together in Chicago.
Donna Mills and “Grease” author Jim Jacobs attended the identical Excessive College collectively in Chicago.
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The "Knot's Landing" actress appeared in a Instagram video wearing a pink sweater before wearing leather jacket and lacy top.
The “Knot’s Touchdown” actress appeared in an Instagram video carrying a pink sweater earlier than, a leather-based jacket and a lacy high.
Mills swears within the video that she was the premise which “Grease” author Jim Jacobs used to write down the character.

“We’re sitting round in my condo in like 1969, and it was some forged social gathering of a present,” stated Jacobs.

“I used to be taking part in Dion and the Belmonts, Little Richard and the 5 Satins, and I stated to Warren, ‘Man, wouldn’t that be a gasoline to do a Broadway present utilizing this type of music as an alternative of that conventional ‘Brigadoon,’ ‘Oklahoma’ stuff that everyone knows?’”

Mills started her performing profession in 1966 on the CBS cleaning soap opera “The Secret Touchdown” in addition to a recurring function within the “Dallas” spinoff, “Knots Touchdown.”

She is slated to seem in Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy “Nope” which is ready to open on July 22, 2022.