November 23, 2010:

Actress Jennifer Grey won the reality dance competition “Dancing with the Stars.”

At the end of season 11 of the hit reality television show, Grey took home the Mirrorball trophy with her professional partner and two-time winner Derek Hough.

Grey, a trained dancer, emerged on the Hollywood scene when she appeared as Baby Houseman in the classic 80s film “Dirty Dancing” opposite the late Patrick Swayze.

In the film, Grey portrays a naïve, 18-year-old high school graduate who, while vacationing with her family in the Catskills, becomes romantically involved with Johnny Castle (Swayze) after filling in as his partner for a dancing gig at the resort.

In her first performance on the show, Grey and Hough paid tribute to Swayze and “Dirty Dancing” when they danced the Viennese Waltz to the Otis Redding song “These Arms of Mine” which appeared in the film.

 

November 29, 1981:

Actress Natalie Wood died.

The untimely death of Wood is one of Hollywood’s most talked about unsolved mysteries.

Known for her portrayal of Maria in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “West Side Story”, Wood appeared in numerous critically-acclaimed motion pictures throughout her 40 year long acting career.

On the evening of November 28, 1981, Wood, along with husband and fellow actor Robert Wagner and her most recent film co-star Christopher Walken, embarked on a cruise on the Wagner family yacht on the coast of Los Angeles.

The circumstances surrounding her death still remain a mystery, but evidence suggests that the 43-year-old actress drowned when she accidentally fell into the water.

Just a mere two weeks before the 30th anniversary of her passing, the Natalie Wood case was reopened, with investigators looking into new evidence.

 

November 30, 1982:

Michael Jackson released the record breaking album “Thriller.”

In 1982, the critically acclaimed singer and dancer released what would become the most commercially successful album of his musical career.

“Thriller” also marked many additional milestones for Jackson, including the release of the album’s groundbreaking title song and the introduction of his famous signature dance known as the moonwalk, during an unforgettable live performance of the chart-topping hit single “Billie Jean.”

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