Patrick Swayze facts for kids
Swayze in 1990
Patrick Wayne Swayze
August 18, 1952
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Died||September 14, 2009
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Ashes scattered on his New Mexico ranch|
|Alma mater||San Jacinto College|
|Known for||Red Dawn
Lisa Niemi (m. 1975)
|Relatives||Don Swayze (brother)|
Patrick Wayne Swayze (//; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, giving him a wide fan base with female audiences and a status as a teen idol. He was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.
During his career, Swayze received three Golden Globe Award nominations, for Dirty Dancing (1987), Ghost (1990), and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995). His other films included The Outsiders (1983), Road House (1989), and Point Break (1991). He wrote and recorded the popular song "She's Like the Wind", and was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2009.
Swayze did not have children.
Images for kids
Swayze and Paula Abdul at the 1990 Grammy Awards
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