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14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Dirty Dancing"

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9. The song "She's Like the Wind" was sung by Patrick Swayze and co-written by Swayze and Stacy Widelitz.

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12. Kelly Bishop, who played Baby's mom, was originally supposed to play Vivian Pressman, the "bungalow bunny."

When they re-cast Kelly Bishop as Marjorie Houseman, the producers cast the assistant choreographer, Miranda Garrison, as Vivian.

13. The story was inspired by screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein's own life. Bergstein's family would visit the Catskills during the 1960s, she was called "Baby" until she was 22, and she learned how to "dirty dance" at house parties.