the love the movie “Dirty Dancing” was Jennifer Grey famous overnight, and the sex symbol of a whole Generation. What many people don’t know The movie star has a prominent gay father.

On Sunday evening, the TV-station RTL vying for the with a 30-year-old film classic, the favor of the audience. Instead of the planned disaster movie, “Inferno,” flickered the summer romance “Dirty Dancing” on the screen.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in “Dirty Dancing”photo: picture alliance / Collection Ch

Moral and social constraints

In the Film, fights the wealthy Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey, 59) against the outdated morals of their family and for their love to Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze, †57), an impecunious dance instructor.

However, while Jennifer Grey can be overcome in their role as “Baby” the social hurdles in the America of the 60s, had her biological father, Hollywood star Joel Grey (87), in real life, less happiness.