History Trivia / DirtyDancing

16th Sep '17 8:12:00 AM glickmam
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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with the entire cast but with Miranda Garrison in particular, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.

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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with the entire cast but with Miranda Garrison in particular, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that which aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.
16th Sep '17 8:11:22 AM glickmam
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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with Miranda Garrison, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.

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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with the entire cast but with Miranda Garrison, Garrison in particular, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.
10th Aug '17 10:36:46 PM glickmam
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Like the Housemans, Bergstein and her family actually spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains. In addition, during her college years, Bergstein was also a dance instructor working under legendary ballroom dancer and businessman Arthur Murray, and in fact, actually based Johnny on a fellow instructor.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Like the Housemans, Bergstein and her family actually spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains. In addition, during her college years, Bergstein was also a dance instructor working under legendary ballroom dancer and businessman dance studio proprietor Arthur Murray, and in fact, actually based Johnny on a fellow instructor.
6th Aug '17 2:45:03 AM glickmam
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Bergstein and her family spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains and while her parents were golfing Bergstein was dancing. She was a teenage Mambo queen, competing in local "dirty dancing" competitions and during university she worked as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray dance studios.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Like the Housemans, Bergstein and her family actually spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains and while Mountains. In addition, during her parents were golfing college years, Bergstein was dancing. She was a teenage Mambo queen, competing in local "dirty dancing" competitions and during university she worked as also a dance instructor at working under legendary ballroom dancer and businessman Arthur Murray dance studios.Murray, and in fact, actually based Johnny on a fellow instructor.
3rd Aug '17 4:21:39 PM glickmam
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** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and
director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.

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** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and
and director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.
3rd Aug '17 4:20:49 PM glickmam
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** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.

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** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and and
director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Bergstein and her family spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains and while her parents were golfing Bergstein was dancing. She was a teenage Mambo queen, competing in local "dirty dancing" competitions and during university she worked as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray dance studios.
21st Jul '17 4:26:25 PM glickmam
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* TheOtherMarty: Originally, Marge was played by Lynn Lipton, who is briefly seen in the beginning when the Houseman family first pulls into Kellerman's (she is in the front seat for a few seconds; her blonde hair is the only indication). Unfortunately, however, she became ill during the first week of shooting and was replaced by Kelly Bishop, who had already been cast to play Vivian. Ms. Bishop initially expressed reservations about the role of Marge, but Creator/JerryOrbach convinced her to accept the role, telling her "Take it. It's much nicer." To play the role of Vivian, Miranda Garrison stepped in.

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* TheOtherMarty: Originally, Marge was played by Lynn Lipton, who is briefly seen in the beginning when the Houseman family first pulls into Kellerman's (she is in the front seat for a few seconds; her blonde hair is the only indication). Unfortunately, however, she became ill during the first week of shooting and was replaced by Kelly Bishop, who had already been cast to play Vivian. Ms. Bishop initially expressed reservations about the role of Marge, but Creator/JerryOrbach convinced her to accept the role, telling her "Take it. It's much nicer." To play the role of Vivian, Miranda Garrison Garrison, who was already working behind the scenes as assistant choreographer, stepped in.
21st Jul '17 4:25:19 PM glickmam
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Swayze and Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', while Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Swayze and Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', while Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. Also, Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes also appeared together in the music video for Music/{{Toto}}'s "Rosanna." In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.
6th Jul '17 12:19:33 PM creader
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished : According to WordOfGod, they had to make up Cynthia Rhodes to look worse during the agony scene, because she was too beautiful without makeup to look convincing.



* CreatorCameo : Writer/Producer Eleanor Bergstein is the woman Johnny is dancing with when Baby comes to get him after she finds Penny in the kitchen.



** Her sister
17th Jun '17 9:18:20 PM jormis29
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* ActorAllusion: When Kelly Bishop, playing Baby's mother, Marge, says of her daughter's dancing abilities, "She gets that from me." Kelly Bishop is a former ballet and Broadway dancer who was Sheila Bryant in the original production of ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. Jerry Orbach himself was also a well known Broadway dancer and he was Billy Flynn in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. In fact, both musicals engaged in a famous rivalry for box office receipts and Tony awards when they opened within months of each other in 1975.

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* ActorAllusion: When Kelly Bishop, playing Baby's mother, Marge, says of her daughter's dancing abilities, "She gets that from me." Kelly Bishop is a former ballet and Broadway dancer who was Sheila Bryant in the original production of ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. Jerry Orbach Creator/JerryOrbach himself was also a well known Broadway dancer and he was Billy Flynn in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. In fact, both musicals engaged in a famous rivalry for box office receipts and Tony awards when they opened within months of each other in 1975.



* TheOtherMarty: Originally, Marge was played by Lynn Lipton, who is briefly seen in the beginning when the Houseman family first pulls into Kellerman's (she is in the front seat for a few seconds; her blonde hair is the only indication). Unfortunately, however, she became ill during the first week of shooting and was replaced by Kelly Bishop, who had already been cast to play Vivian. Ms. Bishop initially expressed reservations about the role of Marge, but Jerry Orbach convinced her to accept the role, telling her "Take it. It's much nicer." To play the role of Vivian, Miranda Garrison stepped in.

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* TheOtherMarty: Originally, Marge was played by Lynn Lipton, who is briefly seen in the beginning when the Houseman family first pulls into Kellerman's (she is in the front seat for a few seconds; her blonde hair is the only indication). Unfortunately, however, she became ill during the first week of shooting and was replaced by Kelly Bishop, who had already been cast to play Vivian. Ms. Bishop initially expressed reservations about the role of Marge, but Jerry Orbach Creator/JerryOrbach convinced her to accept the role, telling her "Take it. It's much nicer." To play the role of Vivian, Miranda Garrison stepped in.
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