Patrick Wayne Swayze (Houston (Texas), 1952 – August 18, Los Angeles (California), 14 september 2009) was an American actordancer and singer-songwriter.

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His mother, Patsy Swayze, was a well-known choreographer, which included the choreography for Urban CowboyThelma & Louise and Letters from a Killer on her name.Swayze attended its school time and soon it turned out that both sat him dancing as acting in the blood. With his mother as first dance teacher and a father who encouraged him to continue to do a lot of sports, the young Patrick soon went on stage as a dancer, but also as an actor. In addition he was a member of the gymnastics team of his University.

He took under at the Houston Jazz Ballet Company, Harkness Ballet Theatre School (New York) and Joffrey Ballet Company. Eventually he joined as a dancer with Eliot Feld Ballet Company. By the role of Danny Zuko in the original production Grease John Travolta , who had previously had given fame, was for Swayze made the opening to Hollywood . On June 12, 1975 he married the dancer, actress, and songwriter Lisa Niemi.

Swayze was best known for his role of dance teacher in Dirty Dancing. Also he recorded a song for the soundtrack of the movie the ballad she's Like The Wind became a top 10 hit. Earlier, he had a starring role in the television series North and South, on the American civil war.

On March 5, 2008, by a spokesman for Swayze disclosed that he had pancreatic cancer . The spokesman denied that the actor would have still to live for only a short visit.Swayze responded well to treatment at that time and could continue his daily work. His condition worsened, however, and a year and a half later, on september 14, 2009, Swayze died on 57-year-old age[1.


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