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  • mamapriest
    04.08.2020 - 9 monts ago

    More Than 30 Years Later, Where Is the Cast of ‘Dirty Dancing’ Now?

    Source: definition.org

    The movie Dirty Dancing took the world by storm back in 1987. Everyone wanted to be Jennifer Grey’s “Baby,” dancing with Patrick Swayze’s character, “Johnny,” in his tight black pants and low-cut shirt (and stellar body). It was a journey of young love in a turbulent time, and it became a timeless, iconic movie, much to the surprise of everyone involved. The song at the end of the film, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” has inspired people to dance in the decades since. It’s been more than 30 years since the film smashed box office expectations, and it remains beloved by people of all ages to this day. Where is the Dirty Dancing cast now?

    Jerry Orbach (Dr. Jake Houseman) - Deceased

    Jerry Orbach played the poor dad in Dirty Dancing who just wanted his two girls to behave like ladies. Everyone wanted Baby’s dad to be their own when they saw the movie. Orbach was already a successful actor when he got the part, having received two Tony nominations for his roles in Chicago and Guys and Dolls. After the film, he went on to land many film and television roles, including the voice of Lumiere in Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast. If you don’t know him from that, you most likely know him from his 12-year stint as Lennie Briscoe on Law and Order.

    Sadly, he passed away from prostate cancer in 2004 at the age of 69. When he died, he donated his 20/20 eyes to medicine, and now it is confirmed that two different unnamed people are walking around with one of Jerry Orbach’s eyes!

    Cynthia Rhodes (Penny Johnson)

    Cynthia Rhodes was the tall, statuesque beauty who played Johnny’s dancing partner. Her long legs and professional dance moves made people either want to be her or want to be with her. Cynthia has had a long career as an actress. In addition to Dirty Dancing, she was in Flashdance and Staying Alive. After filming Dirty Dancing, she retired from acting to raise her three sons with her husband, singer Richard Marx. Sadly, though it lasted 25 years, the marriage ended in divorce in 2014.

    Jane Brucker (Lisa Houseman)

    Jane Brucker, who played Baby’s annoying older sister, was every teens’ version of a nightmare sibling. Jane played Lisa with great style, even with her off-key singing voice in the talent show. She had a couple of other movie roles right after Dirty Dancing, including one in a movie called Bloodhounds of Broadway, but she’s spent the last number of years raising her two daughters. Maybe once they’re all grown up we’ll start seeing more from her again!

    Miranda Garrison (Vivian Pressman)

    Miranda Garrison played the vixen Vivian, who just wanted a few “dance lessons” with Johnny because her own marriage was lacking desire. She may have been unfulfilled in her movie role, but her real life has had no such issue. Not only did she assist with the choreography in Dirty Dancing, but she also went on to choreograph a number of other high-profile films, including Evita, Selena and, if you can believe it, The Skeleton Key. (We bet you didn’t know that thrillers have choreography, too.) All in all, she has nearly 50 acting credits on her resume, and an equal number of choreography credits. Wow!

    Patrick Swayze (Johnny Castle) - Deceased

    Patrick Swayze was every woman’s favorite part of Dirty Dancing. With his slick moves, good looks, and charming demeanor, he managed to steal the hearts of all his fans. As almost everyone knows, Swayze starred in many successful movies after Dirty Dancing. Most notably, he played lead roles in Ghost, Roadhouse, and Point Break. He tragically passed away in 2009, at the age of 57, after a brutal battle with pancreatic cancer. He left behind his loving wife, Lisa Niemi, of 34 years.

    Jennifer Grey (Frances 'Baby' Houseman)

    Jennifer Grey, with her off-kilter beauty, stole the hearts of everyone who saw Dirty Dancing in the 80s. Small acting roles and a 2010 win on Dancing with the Stars — fitting, right? — kept her in the public spotlight until 2015, when she landed a starring role in the Amazon Studios comedy Red Oaks. The show ran for three seasons and ended in 2017. She’s married to actor Clark Gregg, who is famous for his role as agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Kelly Bishop (Marjorie Houseman)

    Kelly Bishop played Baby’s oblivious mom in the movie, and boy, did she make her mark. (Not that she needed too much help; she had already made a splash as Sheila in the famous musical A Chorus Line, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress.) After Dirty Dancing, she went on to have a long career in film and television. She’s best known for her role as the matriarch Emily Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, which she played for seven years. She is still actively acting, and in 2016 she reprised her role as Emily Gilmore in the miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

    Neal Jones (Billy Kostecki)

    Neal Jones played Johnny’s younger cousin in Dirty Dancing (the one who helped Baby carry the watermelon). Billy has had a long career in both films and TV, with roles in The Devil’s Advocate, Law and Order, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and Criminal Minds (pictured above). His last television appearance was in 2009. He may be finished with acting, but we hope to see him again!

    Jack Weston (Max Kellerman) - Deceased

    Jack Weston played the owner of the resort in Dirty Dancing. He had already had a long career in film and television, having acted professionally since 1949. He appeared in such films as The Incredible Mr. Limpet and The Four Seasons. After Dirty Dancing, he appeared in two more films: Ishtar and Short Circuit 2 in 1987 and 1988, respectively. In 1996, at 71 years old, he died of lymphoma after a seven-year battle. He was survived by his wife, Laurie Gilkes, and his stepdaughter, Amy.


    Jennifer Grey’s father is none other than legendary dancer and actor Joel Grey, of Broadway fame. He played the Master of Ceremonies in the 1966 musical Cabaret, and he reprised that role a few years later, in the 1972 movie version, alongside Liza Minelli. If you don’t know him from that, you may know one of his more recent roles: He played the original Wizard of Oz, alongside Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth, in the smash-hit musical Wicked.

    Not many expected Dirty Dancing to be such a hit. Not only did it exceed its box office expectations by hundreds of millions of dollars, but it exceeded its stay in theaters by months! The movie was actually popular with every demographic, but it really appealed to teenagers. They continued to see it in theaters. It was in theaters for so long after its initial release, in fact, that it was actually still playing after it came out on VHS. (Remember VHS?) This movie, with a budget of only $5 million, generated $219 million in revenue, and was the 11th biggest moneymaker of 1987.

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  • justauthoring
    02.06.2019 - 1 year ago

    Warmth and Love [B.K.]

    Request: okay hi me again also sorry i totally thought you meant for dirty dancing😂😂 but for the billy one could you do something like the reader also works there and let’s say the employee’s aren’t supposed to be together so they pretend they aren’t dating around other people and reader gets jealous of billy flirting a little with baby? just cute fluff and him being all like you’re so jealousss

    Word Count: 650

    Please don’t plagiarize my work!

    Pulling your head away with a sigh, you lean back from Billy who pauses in confusion in response. You keep your head turned, refusing to look at him as you cross your arms over your chest, leaning against the wall behind you. You can feel Billy’s gaze on you, his hands pressed against the wall on either side of you.

    The fact that he’s hovering over you, blocking any route of escape is precisely the only reason why you haven’t walked away from him yet.

    “What’s the matter?” Billy questions, his brows furrowing in confusion as he desperately but without look tries to get you to look at him. Baffled by your ignorance, Billy raises his hand, taking it off the wall and letting it fall on your waist as he once again tries to lean forward only for you to place either of your hands against his chest and push him back.

    “I’m not in the mood right now, Billy.”

    Billy leans back then, submitting to your force as you step past him, heading to the opposite side of your room as Billy watches your movements carefully. The confusion never fades as you pretend to busy yourself with something, his hands moving to shove themselves in his back pocket as he swallows nervously. “I haven’t seen you all day, baby,” Billy reminds, attempting to make his way over to you, slowly and cautiously. “Besides, we don--”

    “Don’t call me that.”

    Blinking, Billy pauses, lips parted. “Call you what?”

    “Baby,” you mumble, slowly turning to face him, your arms coming up to hug yourself. Keeping your chin tucked in, you can’t hide the pout that remains on your lips as you huff. “Just... don’t.”

    Even more confused then before, Billy crosses the distance over to you, either of his hands falling on your hips. This time, you don’t pull away from him, fighting with him slightly as he tries to meet your gaze before you relent with a loud huff, blinking up at him. “You’ve never had a problem with it before, darling,” Billy reminds, his face scrunching up in bewilderment. 

    “Yeah, well, I don’t like it anymore,” you mumble, shrugging your shoulders. “Ever since she came.”



    Billy’s only confused for a moment longer, then, realization fades in. “That’s what’s the matter,” Billy mumbles, causing you to blink up at him as his eyes widen; “you’re jealous of Baby!”

    Feeling your cheeks burn, you shake your head; “i’m not.”

    “Yes,” Billy grins, “you are.”

    Feeling now both embarrassed and frustrated, you attempt to shove Billy away, wanting to be as far from him as possible. But before you can make it far, Billy manages to grab your wrist, pulling you back towards him where his arms bound around your waist and pull you flush against his chest. You continue to avoid his gaze, face scrunched up in anger.

    “Hey, hey, look at me,” Billy urges as you continue to fight his grasp. Eventually, Billy just takes your chin gently between his fingers and holds your gaze sweaty, his grin softening into an endearing smile. “There’s no need to be jealous of Baby. She’s just a customer.”

    Frowning, you bite your lip; “she looked like a lot more than a customer to me.”

    “Hey,” Billy calls, his hand moving to cup your cheek instead. Resting his forehead against your own, you suddenly find yourself unable to pull your gaze from his own, opposed to before, you falling limp in his grasp. “You’re the only one for me.”

    Blinking, your lips part. Then, he’s pressing his lips against your own and there’s just so much passion, warmth and love behind the kiss that you can’t help but believe his words. Can’t help but feel all your hurt and worries dissipate as you melt into the kiss, curling your body against his own and return it with just as much force.


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  • justauthoring
    19.05.2019 - 1 year ago

    Just To Try It [B.K.]

    Request: OMG you're going to do writing for Billy, I am so excited!! Could you do a Billy X reader from Dirty Dancing where she also tags along with Baby to the staff party. Although flustered and shy by the style of dancing, she says yes when Billy asks her to dance (instead of Baby). Ensue fluff because Billy is underrated and has that cute/funny boy next door edge to him <3 Thanks!

    Requested by: @mmpmaple

    A/N: This is literally the only GIF I could find of him, lol. I also don’t expect this to get many notes, but I watched Dirty Dancing last night and I just had to write something for Billy because he is so under appreciated. Anyways, watch this get like no notes.

    Word Count: 837

    Please don’t plagiarize my work!

    You were absolutely bewildered by what was going on around you.

    It was unlike anything you’d ever seen. The entire room was filled with a haze, there was the distinct sent of alcohol and sweat mixed together that floated around the room. No matter where you looked, there were men and women grinding against one another, scantily clad, skin against skin, no space between them.

    You felt your cheeks warm at the sight, a nervous feeling well in your stomach. For a moment, you wondered what your parents would do if they found you here. Even if you weren’t necessarily participating in the... dancing, you’re sure they would have your head. You wouldn’t be let out of their sight for days upon days.

    Oddly enough, for the first time, you felt over-dressed. Like your dress and sweater were too much for the room you were standing in, and that was the opposite of what you ever thought you’d feel. You couldn’t take your eyes off of... them, off of the dancers in the crowd. You were mesmerized, stunned, and while a small part of you was mortified, the part of you that knew your parents would frown upon this; a larger part of you wanted to try it.

    It looked tempting. Everything about it looked tempting, hence why you couldn’t pull your eyes away.

    Your fingers twitched, skin itched, to run into the crowd, find a partner and move your hips to the beat like all the other girls there. You felt hot, uncomfortable under your sweater, it suddenly feeling scratchy against your skin. Like a burden.

    “Wanna try it?”

    You blink at the sound of Billy’s voice, pulled out of your thoughts as you turn your head to look at him. Meeting his gaze, you find him smirking up at you, shaking his shoulders slightly in a tempting offer. You watch him for a moment, biting your bottom lip in thought.

    Then, your gaze turns to the crowd once more, shoulders falling.

    “Come on,” Billy adds, voice teasingly persuasive. He nudges your shoulder lightly with his own, shifting on his feet as he walks around the counter until he’s stood directly next to you. Your eyes fall to his outstretched hand, glancing at it briefly before flickering your gaze upwards. “I know you wanna.”

    He wasn’t wrong. You did want to try it, even if you knew you’d look like a fool trying. But, if there was someone you’d wanna try it with, it’d be him. He was nice enough to show you this in the first place, not to mention, it was no lie you found him attractive. Dancing like that with him... well, it didn’t seem too bad. It seemed great, actually.

    You swallow thickly, ignoring the bundle of nerves that wells inside of you, setting your hand in his own. Billy’s brow quirks upwards in surprise, as if not truly expecting you to accept his offer. But you only meet his gaze with certainty, willing to try and then a goofy grins curls onto his lips and his hand tightens over your own, pulling you into the crowd with a hop in his steps.

    Once you’ve found a place, Billy turns to you, placing his hands on your hips, staring down at you.

    “I... I don’t know how to...” You mumble, words trailing. Your cheeks warm, tenderly setting your hands on his arms, feeling his muscles underneath your touch. It brings butterflies to your stomach, licking your lips. 

    “Here,” Billy whispers, pulling you closer. A small gasp leaves your lips as you suddenly find yourself pressed up directly against him. You can feel his breath fawn over your neck, causing goosebumps to grow, and you let out a shaky breath. “Roll your hips,” he whispers once more, voice husky. His hands push at your hips slightly, pushing it one way and then the other.

    He continues to do so until you get the hang of it. When you have, he lets go, pulling back slightly, his own hips mimicking you. “If we’re gonna do this,” he begins, hands moving to your sweater. “This needs to come off.” You don’t argue, letting him pull the knitted sweater off of you and toss it aside. There’s a moment where you feel a shiver run through your body; but it comes and passes quickly.

    You feel your skin grow warm, staring up at him.

    “Now we just dance,” he grins, “roll your hips, stay close, and don’t step on my feet.”

    You listen, even finding the confidence to grind against Billy a few times. And as you continue to dance with him, the two of you barely inches apart, you feel sweat begin to bead on your forehead, on your arms, neck. Your breath is heavy, gaze lidded, but you’re having fun. More fun than you’ve ever had before.

    The smile on your face is undeniable.

    “Having fun, darling?”

    Meeting Billy’s eyes, letting him pull you close once more, you nod; “yes,” you whisper, voice soft.


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