Where Are They Now?
HOT GALLERY: 27 Years Later, Looking Back at the Stars of Dirty Dancing
It’s just one of those movies that stays with you. Dirty Dancing was a love story, first and foremost, but not just between its leads (Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze); it’s an ode to the music and dance of the early ’60s. And, oh, the music: The soundtrack produced a big hit for star Patrick Swayze—“She’s Like the Wind”—as well as relaunching decades-old hits like “Cry to Me,” “Be My Baby,” and “Do You Love Me.” And that memorable final dance, set to “Time of My Life,” remains a touchstone of cinematic (and romantic) triumph, most recently making a seductive appearance in last year’s Crazy, Stupid, Love. Let’s look back at Dirty Dancing 27 years later... By Nina Hämmerling Smith
Jane Brucker as Lisa Houseman in Dirty Dancing
Unlike her younger sister Baby, the more confident Lisa has no qualms about singing and dancing in front of the Kellerman’s audience. Her boyfriend Robbie cheats on her with Penny, getting her pregnant and then dumping her.