|Olivia Newton-John (left), Rona Newton-John (right)|
Very sad news today Rona Newton-John sister of Olivia Newton-John has passed away from brain cancer. Olivia made the announcement that Rona had been diagnosed with brain cancer back in April of 2013. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Olivia and her family. May Rona rest in peace. Love & Light.
Rona Newton-John born in Cambridge, England (1943). She was a model in her early years and had many small acting roles - notably on "The Benny Hill Show" (1969), the British television series "UFO" (1970) and the film "The Same Skin" (UK) (also known as Brotherly Love (1969)). She comes from an accomplished family: her older brother is Hugh - a doctor and her younger sister is Olivia Newton-John - the famed British singer and actress. Rona and her siblings' grandfather was German physicist, Max Born - a Nobel prize-winner. Their mother was Irene Born - a writer, photographer and environmentalist and their father was Brinley Newton-John - a Professor (Cambridge's King College) and a Dean gifted with an operatic voice. Rona had recorded a song called "Just Us Two" with her sister Olivia in 1972 and was a guest on "The Mike Douglas Show" (1961) (USA) in 1979. The cooking segment of the show also featured Rona and Olivia preparing their English soup recipe. Rona also enjoys writing.
Rona has three children Nascar car driver Emerson Newton-John stepson of actor Jeff Conaway whom Rona was married to from 1980-85 , another son bass guitarist Brett Goldsmith and dughter Tottie Goldsmith an actress and singer from her marriage to Melbourne nightclub and restaurateur owner Brian Goldsmith.