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.

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But her career got off the ground originally on TV, with such shows as "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun." She's also appeared on "ER" and "Brothers & Sisters" in recent years.

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