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.

Meg Ryan
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Meg Ryan became America's sweetheart thanks to movies like "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally."

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