ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

28 years ago we watched in jealous awe as Baby was plucked from her corner and thrown into the arms of the dashing Johnny in what became one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history. Although we learnt earlier this week that Jennifer Grey, who starred as Baby alongside Patrick Swayze, has no intention of ever recreating that picture perfect final scene, that hasn't stopped us (and many of you) thinking fondly of Dirty Dancing and all the fuzzy feels it continues to bring.

Dirty Dancing is one of those movies you can watch over and over again and it only gets better each time. Throughout the film you follow Baby as she blossoms from adorably and totally relatably awkward ("I carried a watermelon") to smokin' hot babe, smashin' those sexy grooves like a true pro.

Sadly, we lost Patrick Swayze back in 2009 after a devastating battle with pancreatic cancer, but the star will live forever in our memory as the gentle hunk that seduced us as much on the dance floor as he did behind that pottery wheel in Ghost.

Check out how the cast have changed over the three decades since Dirty Dancing hit US theaters in the summer of 1987.

Baby Houseman - Jennifer Grey

Before Dirty Dancing's release Jennifer had starred in Ferris Bueller's Day Off as Ferris' sister Jeanie. Since then, you'll most likely know her for playing Mindy in TV sitcom Friends and roles in House M.D., In Your Eyes, Phineas and Ferb, Red Oaks and voicing the character of Mrs. Kurokawa in the English language version of Miyazaki movie The Wind Rises.

Penny Johnson - Cynthia Rhodes

The now retired, actress, singer and dancer Cynthia Rhodes, starred in some serious 80s classics such as Flashdance and Staying Alive.

Lisa Houseman - Jane Brucker

Once Bruce Willis' classmate, Jane Brucker played Baby's sister in Dirty Dancing and has also featured in Bloodhounds of Broadway, Doctor Doctor, Ellen and Dishdogz.

Marjorie Houseman - Kelly Bishop

Since Dirty Dancing Kelly has scored numorous roles including 90s classic TV series The Baby-Sitters Club, Law & Order, All My Children, Gilmore Girls, Bunheads and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

Neil Kellerman - Lonny Price

Although Lonny Price has appeared in various shows such as Law & Order and 2 Broke Girls, he is now primarily known for his work in theatre. He created the role of Charley Kringas in the Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along and now mostly directs stage productions, such as the 2008 New York Philharmonic production of Camelot.

Source: IMDB


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