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Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze (pronounced /ˈsweɪziː/; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his roles as romantic leading men in the 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.

Swayze had pancreatic cancer. He continued acting until, in 2009, he became too ill to do so. Later the same year he died from the disease.

Patrick Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Housto...
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