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People: 'Dirty Dancing's' Jennifer Grey, 60, Says Feeling Young Is about How You Live Your Life

Afouda Bamidele
Nov 27, 2020
05:30 A.M.
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While most people would consider turning 60 a milestone, Jennifer Grey isn't bothered by her new age but she's grateful for the wisdom it gave her.


Jennifer Grey is an actress best known for her role as Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the classic movie "Dirty Dancing." Earlier this year, the A-list actress turned 60 and she recently discussed her opinions on life with sources.

In an exclusive interview with People the 60-year-old revealed that she didn't mark her birthday in March because she doesn't believe "chronological age" requires celebration. She also considers age to be "as abstract and random as anything."

Jennifer Grey at the Los Angeles premiere of "Untogether" at Frida Restaurant on February 08, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer Grey at the Los Angeles premiere of "Untogether" at Frida Restaurant on February 08, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


Grey stated that her late grandmother "danced, created art, and lived independently" before her death at 93. The actress indicated that even though the world made age appear significant, she knew young people who acted like they were old. In her words:

"I think that it's all about how you live, not how long you live."


The mother-of-one has no regrets about her life and she's grateful for the wisdom age has given her. Over the years, she has learned not to care about the opinions of others and focus solely on her happiness.

In 2010, [Grey] participated in "Dancing With The Stars" and won the competition.


The "Dirty Dancing" star is excited to reprise her iconic role in the movie's sequel but she's also sad about Patrick Swayze's absence. The actor died in 2009 at the age of 57 after a hard battle with pancreatic cancer.

The news of the sequel was announced back in August with Grey as the executive producer. The actress believes fans will forever cherish the romance between her character and Swayze's Johnny Castle.


The classic movie was released in 1987 and over the years, the iconic cast has grown. After a nose job nearly ruined her career, Grey went on to star in movies like "In Your Eyes" and "Judy."

In 2010, she participated in "Dancing With The Stars" and won the competition. Her co-star Patrick Swayze dominated the 90s as a fan-favorite actor before his death. He starred in hit movies like "Red Dawn," "Point Break," and "Ghost."


Grey will also be keeping her earnings from "Dirty Dancing" and its sequel in her divorce settlement with her ex-husband and actor Clark Gregg. The pair announced their decision to separate with a joint statement on their Instagram accounts in July.

After 19 years together with a daughter, Stella, the former couple stated that they initially separated in January but will remain a family "who values each other." They are also grateful for their daughter and the time they spent together.

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