Patrick Swayze

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Patrick Wayne Swayze
  • Birth Place: Houston, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/18/1952, Leo
  • Date of Death: 09/14/2009
  • Profession: Actor; choreographer; singer
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Patrick Swayze Fast Facts:
  • Was a running back on his high school's football team.
  • Attended San Jacinto College on a gymnastics scholarship but left after two years to tour as Prince Charming with Disney on Parade.
  • Met his wife Lisa Niemi while she was a student at his mother's dance academy.
  • Studied at the Harkness and Joffrey Ballet Companies and was named principal dancer at the Eliot Feld Ballet Company.
  • Was a replacement Danny Zuko during the original Broadway run of Grease.
  • Taught North and South costar James Read how to ride horses.
  • Wrote and sang "She's Like the Wind" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
  • Turned down $6 million to reprise his role as Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.
  • Patrick Swayze Relationships:
  • Jesse Swayze - Father
  • Lisa Swayze - Wife
  • Don Swayze - Brother
  • Patsy Swayze - Mother
  • Bambi Swayze - Sister
  • Vicky Swayze - Sister
  • Sean Swayze - Brother
  • Patrick Swayze Awards:
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended San Jacinto College, Houston, TX

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