According to pulished reports, Annette Charles, who starred as Cha Cha in the film version of Grease, passed away in her Los Angeles home last night, August 3. Charles was 63 years old.
She received a degree from the NYU School of Social Work in 2001, and taught at California State University, Northridge.
Grease is a 1978 American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on WarRen Casey's and Jim Jacobs's 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. It was successful both critically and at the box office; its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the United States, behind the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever, another film starring Travolta.
They call me Cha Cha because I'm the best dancer at St. Bernadette's.