TV stars who made leap to movies

Published On: Jun 03 2011 12:50:21 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 17 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

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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The late acting legend Robin Williams excelled as both a comic and dramatic actor in his movie career, ranging from "Mrs. Doubtfire" to the Oscar-nominated "Dead Poets Society" and Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting."

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