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See the Cast of ‘Dirty Dancing’ Then and Now on the Iconic Film’s 30th Anniversary

Time flies! Can you believe it’s been 30 years since Dirty Dancing hit the big screen on Aug. 21, 1987? We certainly can’t!

Throw on your dancing shoes, turn on “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”, and let’s remember the iconic film on its special anniversary. In a previous exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, the movie’s star, Jennifer Grey, opened up about what it was like to work with her co-star Patrick Swayze.

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Jennifer and Patrick in 1987.

“I had the time of my life,” the 57-year-old actress exclusively gushed. “And Patrick really had his heart in it. He was a great dancer and he was fearless.”

“His fearlessness with my fearfulness — it was like a marriage where you have two opposites,” Jennifer explained. “He would do anything and I would be scared to do anything. [But] he was really strong and very protective of me.”

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The two portrayed sheltered teenager Baby and handsome dance instructor Johnny in the flick about their summer love affair. In May 2017, the memorable blockbuster was brought back to life with a TV remake. Here’s hoping Jennifer one day considers doing a Dirty Dancing sequel!

Click through the gallery below to see what the cast has been up to since the iconic movie premiered in 1987!