TV stars who made leap to movies

Published On: Jun 03 2011 02:50:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Feb 18 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets
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Oscar winner Helen Hunt starred in the hit sit-com "Mad About You" in addition to playing in movies such as "As Good As It Gets," for which she won an Oscar, "Twister," "Pay It Forward" and "What Women Want."

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