During the Thunder Road sequence in Grease (1978), she was experiencing terrible pain due to a tubular pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg begins growing in the fallopian tube rather than the uterus. This explains why she is frequently seen leaning against the cars. She received leave from her doctor to shoot the scene and upon finishing it, she was rushed to the hospital for surgery.
Graduated from NYU School of Social Work in 2001
Third young cast member from the movie "Grease" to have passed away. Jeff Conaway passed away in 2011, and Dennis Stewart passed away in 1996.
She performed for President of the United States Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1983.
Mattel, Inc. released a Grease® Cha Cha Barbie® Doll in 2008.
She died of lung cancer but was not a smoker.
Teaching at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). 
Teaching at California State University, Northridge 
Jersey City, NJ, USA: Teaching Acting at NJCU (New Jersey City University) [January 2002]