TV stars who made leap to movies

POSTED: 3:50 PM Jun 03 2011   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 18 2015

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.

Michelle Williams
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Michelle Williams earned her third Oscar nomination for her role in "My Weekend with Marilyn" after receiving earlier nods for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Blue Valentine." But what TV drama helped launch her career?

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