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Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze ( /ˈsweɪziː/; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years. Diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008, Swayze told Barbara Walters a year later that he was "kicking it". However, he died from the disease on September 14, 2009. His last role was the lead in an ill-fated A&E TV series, The Beast, which premiered on January 15, 2009. Due to a prolonged decline in health, Swayze was unable to promote the series, and it was cancelled by June 2009. Patrick Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Yvonne Helen (née Karnes; born 1927), a choreographer, dance instructor, and dancer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982), an engineering draftsman. He had two younger brothers, actor Don Swayze (born 1958) and Sean Kyle (born 1962), and two sisters, Vickie Lynn (1949–1994) and Bambi. He was a sixth

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Fans Gather to Remember Patrick Swayze

Fans Gather to Remember Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze fans held a small memorial at the Firefly Cove in Lake Lure, N.C. yesterday to remember the beloved actor. The site was chosen because "Dirty Dancing" was filmed there. Swayze died… READ MORE >

Patrick Swayze Dies

Patrick Swayze
Dies

Patrick Swayze died today after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008. His publicist says he died with his family at his side.He was the… READ MORE >

- 1772 days ago
Whoopi's Swayze Update -- "He's Good!"

Whoopi's Swayze Update -- "He's Good!"

Whoopi Goldberg didn't say much about her "Ghost" co-star Patrick Swayze -- but it was all we needed to hear. See Also We're Prayin' For Ya, Man  READ MORE >

- 1936 days ago
We're Prayin' for Ya, Man

We're Prayin' for Ya, Man

Patrick Swayze got onto a private jet at Van Nuys airport over the weekend, reportedly headed for his ranch in New Mexico along with his wife and mother. READ MORE >

- 1979 days ago
No One Puts Swayze In The Corner

No One Puts Swayze In The Corner

The tabs and modern science didn't give Patrick Swayze much time after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but the man with hungry eyes is a self-described miracle… READ MORE >

- 2192 days ago
Lowe on Swayze -- Get Shorty!

Lowe on Swayze -- Get Shorty!

Sure, Patrick Swayze looks big on paper -- but Rob Lowe made sure to point out the actor's shortcomings to a group of paps Saturday night.insertBCSinglePlayer(1442316347);While signing a promo pic… READ MORE >

- 2332 days ago
The Hoff, Fantastic Four and More

The Hoff, Fantastic Four and More

David Hasselhoff let his chest hair run wild and free out front of Hyde. And that's not all..insertBCSinglePlayer(1078625652); Last night Hollywood was out in full force -- "Fantastic" force --… READ MORE >

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