It has been 30 years since Johnny pulled Baby from the corner to have the time of their lives. To mark the occasion, People offers a loving look back at the classic dance romance. Featuring a Dirty Dancing oral history: Jennifer Grey, choreographer Kenny Ortega, and other members of the cast and creative team recall the making of a movie—both the challenges and mishaps as well as the on-location party atmosphere. With a foreword by Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough.
Meet the real Baby, Dirty Dancing creator Eleanor Bergstein. And the three guys who wrote “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” talk about its creation—and how it changed their lives
The movie’s living legacy: the wildly successful stage musical, the annual summer festival, and how to nab the Housemans' bungalow at the hotel that doubled as Kellerman’s. Also: inside the ABC television 30th anniversary movie remake
From the People archive: a 20th anniversary interview with Patrick Swayze on the role that made him a leading man. Plus: tributes to the lives and careers of Jerry Orbach, director Emile Ardolino and others we’ve lost from the Dirty Dancing family