Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he became popular for playing tough and romantic male leads. During his career, he received three Golden Globe Award nominations, for Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.
About Patrick Swayze in brief
Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he became popular for playing tough and romantic male leads. He was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991. During his career, he received three Golden Globe Award nominations, for Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. He wrote and recorded the popular song \”She’s Like the Wind\” and was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2012. He died of cancer in 2009 at the age of 57. His paternal ancestor was Englishman John Swasey from Bridport in Dorset. He married Katherine Kinge from Essex and eventually had seven children. His grandson Samuel, a judge, was among the first to use the Swayz spelling. Swayza’s first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade. He then starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease. In 1979, he made his film debut as \”Ace\” in Skatetown, U.S. A. He appeared in the poignant M*A*S*H episode Blood Brothers in 1981 as Private Sturgis, whose wounds are minor, but which led to the discovery that he is terminally ill with cancer. In 1983, he appeared in The Outsiders in 1983 as the older brother of C.
Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. In 1986, he starred in Youngblood, set during the American Civil War. However, he is probably best remembered for what was actually a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle, alongside his Red Dawn co-star Jennifer Grey. In addition to acting and singing, he co-composed and sang one and a half of the songs on the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. The song became a top-10 hit that has been covered by other artists since. The film earned over USD 214 million worldwide, and then achieved enormous international success. It was the first film to sell more than one million copies on video, and as of 2009, had earned over $1.2 billion in worldwide sales. It also generated several alternative, alternative, or derivative versions, ranging from a television series to a stage productions to a computer game. S wayze had originally co-written the song with Stacy Widelitz for the film Grandview, S A. C. The same year, he played a U. S. M. A. trainer in Vietnam rescue film Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman. He also starred in Return of the Rebels with Barbara Eden, and the friend and fellow The Outsider actor Darren Dalton, along with Darren Dalton.