Patrick Swayze 1952-2009

VIDEO: The Dirty Dancing Effect

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as Barbie & Ken, DWTS' Cheryl & Tony and others have the time of their lives


And liftoff! Dirty Dancing became an iconic film that grossed $170 million worldwide and launched the careers of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, who put his classically trained moves to swoon-worthy good use in the movie's memorable finale scene. "Sometimes in the film business magic happens," Swayze told PEOPLE in 1997 about the movie's enduring appeal.