If there\u2019s one thing we can say for sure it\u2019s that love is strange, and comes when you least expect it. And this 1987 timeless classic, Dirty Dancing took fans on a 3-week getaway they\u2019ll never forget.\u00a0 https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vORH6SJV5u90 With a vibrantly young star-studded cast bursting with chemistry, this film holds your attention and dips you when you least expect it. The dances, the young love, the music - what\u2019s not to like. Let\u2019s head back to Kellerman\u2019s resort to find out what the cast of Dirty Dancing got into after that magical summer wrapped up.\u00a0\u00a0 1. Patrick Swayze (Johnny Castle) Everett Collection On top of incredible choreography, Dirty Dancing managed to throw in commentary about classism. Look no further than Johnny Castle\u2014 a great guy but treated by his employers and some guests like he was nothing. Fans really felt for this character, and it was a breath of fresh air when Baby helped him realize his worth. Patrick Swayze did it all. In fact, for the film Swayze composed and sang the tune, "She\u2019s Like the Wind." What a triple threat.\u00a0 RELATED: Dirty Dancing Movie Trivia The character came naturally to Swayze, whose own mother had been a dance choreographer. Growing up, Swayze leaned into artistic sports like ballet and figure skating. So, if that mountain lake ever froze over, we could have had Dirty Dancing: On Ice!\u00a0 Everett Collection Swayze\u2019s career began on Broadway, as a Danny Zuko replacement cast in Grease. In 1979 he booked his first film role in the Scott Baio-led roller-disco comedy, Skatetown, U.S.A. However, Swayze broke from the outliers by being an Outsider in the young-heartthrob heavy 1983 drama.\u00a0 THE OUTSIDERS, Patrick Swayze, 1983, \u00a9 Warner Brothers\/courtesy Everett Collection 1990 was a heck of a year for Patrick too, along with hosting Saturday Night Live, he became the second-best Chippendales dancer on the stage, thanks to the moves of Chris Farley. The actor also played the titular specter in 1990\u2019s Ghost. A lot of people took up pottery as a hobby after that one.\u00a0 And from 1989\u2019s tight-jeaned bad boy in Roadhouse to 1991\u2019s tubular bank robber in Point Break, not many stars can compare to the performances that Swayze accumulated.\u00a0 THE BEAST, (from left): Patrick Swayze, Travis Fimmel, (Season 1), 2009-. photo: Michael Muller \/ \u00a9 Sony Pictures Television \/ Courtesy: Everett Collection Sadly while filming the series The Beast in 2009, Swayze fell ill. But even with the pancreatic cancer diagnosis, he kept charging ahead. Ultimately, between chemo and pneumonia, Swayze passed away surrounded by his family in 2009. He was just 57. An incredible talent, gone too soon. 2. Cynthia Rhodes Everett Collection\/YouTube Screenshot Penny, the female dance instructor, drove one of the more emotional storylines, which got pretty dark with a botched abortion. It\u2019s lucky that Baby\u2019s pop was a doctor who saved the day. Cynthia Rhodes brought her own dancing experience to her roles, whether she was strutting her stuff as Tina Tech in 1983\u2019s Flashdance, or as a star in the Saturday Night Fever sequel, Staying Alive. That role put her opposite none other than John Travolta in the Sylvester Stallone-directed dance flop. DIRTY DANCING, Cynthia Rhodes, Patrick Swayze, 1987, (c)Vestron Pictures\/courtesy Everett Collection She shelved her dancing shoes briefly for Michael Crichton\u2019s Runaway, alongside Tom Selleck and Kiss\u2019 Gene Simmons. However, she laced up once again for Dirty Dancing before her final film role which followed in 1991, co-starring with Jameson Parker in Curse of the Crystal Eye. Rhodes met singer-songwriter, Richard Marx, in 1983 when Marx was working on the Staying Alive soundtrack. The actress is 7-years his senior, so it took some time for her to come around the courtship. Later, the pair married in 1987 then split in 2014. The pair has 3 children together. Today, Cynthia is 64 years old living in Chicago enjoying the life of motherhood.\u00a0 3. Jerry Orbach (Dr. Jake Houseman) Everett Collection\/YouTube Screenshot Baby had big dreams and an open heart, and Dad wanted everything neat and simple for his daughter. He tried to teach good values but didn\u2019t always practice them himself, failing to see past Johnny\u2019s perceived lower-class standards. It\u2019s kind of ironic how much Baby\u2019s dad fought against her dancing with Johnny when Jerry Orbach got his grand start through Broadway musicals like The Fantasticks and Chicago! He began making a name for himself in films in the \u201880s, like his Detective Gus Levy in 1981\u2019s Prince of the City, as well as his Dr. Houseman.\u00a0\u00a0 DIRTY DANCING, Jerry Orbach, Jennifer Grey, 1987, (c)Vestron Pictures\/courtesy Everett Collection But his greatest film role ever would simply require his beautiful voice. As he brilliantly gave life to a candelabra named Lumiere in Disney\u2019s wonderful, Beauty and the Beast.\u00a0 He even stood out in shows like The Golden Girls, which actually netted him an Emmy nomination as well as joining Murder She Wrote for 6 episodes. But most people know Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe from the original Law and Order. Briscoe was someone who\u2019d seen way too much as a homicide detective and used humor to cope. Jerry would even bring his son Chris on for three episodes.\u00a0 LAW & ORDER, from left: Benjamin Bratt, Jerry Orbach, 'Girlfriend', season 6, ep. 20, aired 5\/1\/1996, 1990-2010. ph: Jessica Burstein \/ \u00a9 NBC \/Courtesy Everett Collection Unbeknownst to everyone, that whole time working the streets of New York, Jerry had been diagnosed with cancer. He\u2019d shown no sign of slowing down for ten years before he died in 2004 at the age of 69. A real powerhouse, rest in peace.\u00a0 4. Jane Brucker (Lisa Houseman) YouTube Screenshot Baby\u2019s older sister is all into Robbie, the womanizer server who knocked up Penny. Sadly Lisa Houseman can\u2019t see Robbie\u2019s true character. Additionally, Lisa gets into the singing and dancing of it all a little bit too. Jane Brucker started with the First Amendment improv troupe in New York, and one of her classmates was none other than Bruce Willis.\u00a0 Dirty Dancing was certainly her biggest credit, and she left her mark on it too. For Lisa\u2019s talent show number, producers wanted to use something from South Pacific but couldn\u2019t nab the rights. So, producers asked Jane to write something. And she did, right there on the fly, totally improvised. However, Brucker didn\u2019t receive proper credit for the tune until 2002. YouTube Screenshot She was married to actor Brian O'Connor from 1983 to 1993, and the couple has one daughter together. Brucker has been married to photographer Raul Vega since 2001 and they also have a daughter. She had a few small credits in the 2000s so it\u2019s not safe to say she\u2019s retired, just living a quiet life for now with her family.\u00a0 5. Jack Weston (Max Kellerman) YouTube Screenshot Max Kellerman was the kind of boss you\u2019d dread having. He loved to talk down to his employees and kept his joint as elitist as possible. Look closely and you\u2019ll see Kellerman put a sign reading \u201cSTAFF QUARTERS NO GUESTS PLEASE\u201d on a dumpster for his workers. Jack Weston brought this abrasive boss to life with some top-quality acting experience. He could do it all, comedic roles like Please Don\u2019t Eat the Daisies and The Incredible Mr. Limpet.\u00a0 YouTube Screenshot In addition to his comedy, Weston could also be sleazy. For example, the schemer in Wait Until Dark, alongside Alan Arkin and Audrey Hepburn. Over 35 years, Weston has featured in so much. From 1968\u2019s Thomas Crown Affair to his final role in 1988\u2019s Short Circuit 2, he\u2019s truly done it all.\u00a0 Unfortunately, Jack died from lymphatic cancer in 1996 at the age of 71.\u00a0 6. Jennifer Grey (Frances Baby Houseman) Everett Collection Frances Baby Houseman is the now infamous Baby in that sad corner. Baby was so relatable in this flick, naive and a bit of a daddy\u2019s girl, hence the nickname. However, fans quickly grew with her, as she learned to dance up a storm, and found love along the way. Grey and Swayze already had history, co-starring in 1984\u2019s Red Dawn. She enjoyed one heck of a decade in the \u201880s. Another major role Grey landed was in Ferris Bueller\u2019s Day Off as Ferris\u2019 tough-as-nails sister trying to get him caught. She and Broderick quietly began dating during this film and while on vacation in Northern Ireland, a tragedy happened. Broderick swerved into the oncoming traffic and hit a car head-on. Terribly, two people were killed in the accident, and Matthew was convicted of careless driving.\u00a0 DIRTY DANCING, from top: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, 1987. \u00a9Vestron\/courtesy Everett Collection Dirty Dancing hit the big screen a few weeks after the accident. Many rave about the chemistry the leading couple shared on-screen, but when the cameras stopped rolling, things were pretty tense. Apparently, Jennifer would cry between takes if anyone critiqued her. And if she wasn\u2019t crying, she was laughing during scenes, which of course meant they had to start over. Some of Baby\u2019s insecurities definitely came from a personal place, like missing that lift, but the character and actress still nailed it in the end. Good thing the big lift only took one shot.\u00a0 Afterward, Jennifer Grey almost fell into obscurity thanks to a nose job that needed a second surgery to correct. The end result of the surgery was an entirely new face, as industry professionals decided she now was unrecognizable with Baby. Jennifer quietly disappeared, but just like Baby, she found her footing again starring as Judy Meyers on the show Red Oaks for 3 years. RED OAKS, Jennifer Grey, 'The Wedding', (Season 2, ep. 204, aired Nov. 11, 2016). photo: Jessica Miglio \/ \u00a9Amazon \/ courtesy Everett Collection This one\u2019s no surprise: fans can catch her on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars. Grey married Marvel actor Clark Gregg in 2001 and the two had a daughter together. Unfortunately, things didn\u2019t work out and they filed for divorce in 2021. Grey is 61 years old and is currently in development with a new Dirty Dancing project.\u00a0 So what happened to the lake you ask? Well, it was filmed partly in Lake Lure, North Carolina, and Mountain Lake, Virginia. Mountain Lake dried up in 2008 and was nothing more than a pond until refilling happened in 2020.\u00a0 What\u2019s your favorite dance number from this movie? Has anyone else visited Lake Lure or Mountain Lake?