Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he became popular for playing tough and romantic male leads, giving him a wide fan base. He was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991. During his career, Swayze received three Golden Globe Award nominations, for Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. He wrote and recorded the popular song “She’s Like the Wind” and was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2012. Swayze died of cancer in 2009, at the age of 57.
|Born:||Patrick Wayne Swayze, August 18, 1952, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Died:||September 14, 2009, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Ashes scattered on his New Mexico ranch|
|Alma mater:||San Jacinto College|
|Occupation:||Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter|
|Parent(s):||Jesse Wayne Swayze, Patsy Swayze|
|Relatives:||Don Swayze (brother)|
|IMDb:||Patrick Swayze’s IMDb|
|Spotify:||Patrick Swayze’s Spotify|
About Patrick Swayze
Actor who became a teen idol in the 1980s with roles in such films as The Outsiders, Dirty Dancing and Red Dawn. In the ’90s, he played lead roles in the films Ghost and Point Break. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2009.
He trained in gymnastics for two years at San Jacinto College, then went on to take up ballet at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey schools in New York. His first job in entertainment was as a dancer for Disney on Parade.
He was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 1991.
He married actress and dancer Lisa Niemi in June 1975.
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