Who Else Could Have Played Johnny And Baby? Patrick Swayze Also Reveals How 'Dirty Dancing' Should Have Ended In His Autobiography
March 12, 2018
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey are now indelibly linked to Dirty Dancing, and their roles as Johnny Castle and Baby Houseman are perhaps the ones for which they are best known. But that pitch-perfect casting almost didn’t happen.
A series of unfortunate events
Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, directed by Emile Ardolino, and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles. Originally a low-budget film by a new studio, Vestron Pictures, Dirty Dancing became a box office hit.