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Eleanor Bergstein | Her Net Worth, Family, Husband, & Career

Eleanor Bergstein is a famous American writer who came into fame after the success of the film Dirty Dancing which was released in the 1980s. The film was written and co-produced by Bergstein and was based on her real-life events.

Eleanor Bergstein’s Early Life Parents, and Education

Eleanor Bergstein was born on April 17, 1938, in  Brooklyn, New York, USA to a Jewish family. 83 years old.

She grew up in Brooklyn along with her older sister, Frances Bergstein, and her parents; Joseph Bergstein (Father) who was a doctor, and Sarah Berstein (Mother) who was a housewife.

The Bergstein family was considered very rich as the family used to spend their summer in the Catskill Mountains among the luxury resorts, Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel. They often would go on such trips as her father was a very busy man and would have less time to append with the rest of the family. Bergstein used to dance all summer while her parents played golf.

Eleanor completed her basic education in a local high school and was famous for being a teenage Mambo queen as she would take part in local competitions. Eleanor then graduated in 1958 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature. 

Eleanor Bergstein Career

Eleanor Bergstein started her career as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studios and officially started working as a novelist and writer in 1966 after her marriage. Her work as a novelist includes some famous novels such as  Advancing Paul Newman and Ex-Lover: A Novel.

Eleanor then pursued her interest in the screenplay and has written various screenplays for different films and movies. Some of her famous screenplays include; Dirty Dancing: The Musical, Let It Be Me, Dirty Dancing, and It’s My Turn. Among all the screenplays, her writing skill in Dirty Dancing gave her fame in the industry.

She also ventured into her career as a producer by co-producing the movie, Dirty Dancing in 1987 which became a huge success. Upon the success of Dirty Dancing, she created a stage version in 2004 which was opened in Australia.

Eleanor Bergstein Husband and Children

Eleanor Bergstein is currently married to Michael Paul Goldman who is an American language professional, educator, and writer. The couple tied the knot on 17 January 1965 and has been married for more than 55 years. The happy couple doesn’t have any biological children.

Eleanor Bergstein Net Worth

The total net worth of Eleanor Bergstein is estimated to be USD $ 1.6 million. Her net worth directly comes from the revenues of her novels and screenplays. She currently resides in NYC with her husband.

Facts and Information

Here are a few facts on Eleanor Bergstein:

  • Eleanor was called ‘Baby’ as her nickname until the age of 22 by her family.
  • Bergstein had a very intense interest in dancing and was regarded to be a very skilled dancer.
  • The characters of Baby and Johnny in the film ‘Dirty Dancing’ were both influenced by Bergstein’s own life.

Eleanor Bergstein Wiki Facts

NameEleanor Bergstein
Other NameBaby
Birth DateApril 17, 1938
Age 83
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Body Measurement (Height)N/A
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
OccupationWriter
Father’s NameJoseph Bergstein 
Mother’s NameSarah Berstein
SiblingsFrances Bergstein (Elder Sister)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMichael Paul Goldman
ChildrenN/A
Net WorthUSD $ 1.6 million
Popular WorksDirty Dancing (1987), Let It Be Me (1995), It’s My Turn (1980)
AwardsN/A
Social MediaTwitter @babyjohnny2020

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