Patrick Swayze

American actor, singer and dancer (1952–2009)

Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, singer, songwriter and dancer. He was born in Houston, Texas. He had starred in many successful Hollywood movies, including Red Dawn (1984), Dirty Dancing (1987), Ghost (1990), and Point Break (1991). Swayze's film career was started in the Coppola movie The Outsiders (1983).

Patrick Swayze in 1989

Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008.[1][2] He died in 2009, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 57.[3] He was married to Lisa Niemi from 1975 and until his death. The couple owned a horse ranch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Swayze did not have children.[4]


  1. "EXCERPT: Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi's 'The Time of My Life'". ABC News. November 3, 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. Whitcomb, Dan (March 5, 2008). ""Dirty Dancing" star Patrick Swayze has cancer". Reuters.
  3. Mann, Denise (September 2009). "Patrick Swayze Dies of Pancreatic Cancer". WebMD.
  4. "Actor, dancer, equestrian Patrick Swayze dies at age 57". Online Horsetrader. October 1, 2009. Archived from the original on June 29, 2022. Retrieved December 14, 2022.

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