Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, and singer known for playing distinctive lead roles, particularly romantic, tough and comedic characters. He was also known for his media image and looks; People magazine named Swayze the "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. Swayze received three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical; this was for his roles in the romance film Dirty Dancing, the thriller film Ghost and the road comedy film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. He also acted in famous action films such as Road House and Point Break. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997. Swayze wrote and recorded the popular song "She's Like the Wind" and was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2012. In 2009, Swayze died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.

Read more in the app

Jennifer Grey says her late co-star Patrick Swayze initially 'resisted' saying the now-iconic line

Jennifer Grey says Patrick Swayze was in 'tears' apologizing to her during Dirty Dancing screen test

Jennifer Grey Shares What She Would Tell Late 'Dirty Dancing' Co-Star Patrick Swayze Today (Exclusive)

Patrick Swayze’s Wife: Everything To Know About Lisa Niemi & Their 34 Year Marriage

The One Thing Missing from Ghosts is … Patrick Swayze

Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to star in remake of Patrick Swayze action movie Road House

Jennifer Grey Opens Up on Having to ‘Fully Trust’ Patrick Swayze Before Dirty Dancing’s Iconic Leap

Always on Overdrive: The Secrets Behind Patrick Swayze's Most Memorable Roles

Unearthed footage emerges of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's Dirty Dancing screen test

Jennifer Grey speaks about filming a sequel to Dirty Dancing without Patrick Swayze

Whoopi Goldberg reveals she was TURNED DOWN for Ghost but Patrick Swayze landed her role