I don’t believe there has ever been a Rizzo who is more endearing or captivating than Stockard Channing after all these years.
Although Channing was a talented performer and her singing in Grease was simply amazing, the 79-year-old today appears to be a completely different person. The Big Bus was the first movie I ever watched Stockard Channing in, and I thought it was hilarious. However, I had no idea that she would go on to have such a tremendous career back then.
Today, Grease, the 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name, and especially Stockard Channing’s iconic depiction of Betty Rizzo are what most people associate with her. Of all the actors who have portrayed the role of Rizzo, Channing was by far the best, as many people before me have said.
Many people may also be familiar with Channing through her role as First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the television program The West Wing. The seasoned actress received accolades for her on-screen chemistry with President Josiah Barlet, played by Martin Sheen.