American film actor, dancer.
Born on August 18, 1952 in Houston (Texas, USA).
His mother was a choreographer, Swayze became so from an early age to dance, he graduated from the ballet school. After retiring from professional ballet, the future actor became a dance troupe Elliot Feld Dance Company and in parallel to take acting lessons. Patrick was lucky to perform on stage with Mikhail Baryshnikov himself, with preparing for their special performance. Unfortunately, a dancing career had to end due to a knee injury.
“Renegady”, “North and South”, “the Bible, Part I and II” – The TV series, issued in the light in 1970-1980, made the name famous Swayze and because the directors, inviting Swayze in his paintings, not particularly risk, believing that the professional skills of the dancer to help him to quickly learn and a new profession.
In 1987 it comes to the first major success – after starring in the famous “Dirty Dancing».
In 1990, starred in the movie “Ghost” with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, Swayze became one of Hollywood’s most popular actors. But none of his subsequent work has not yet been able to eclipse or to repeat the success of these early paintings.
Unfortunately, in subsequent works directors have practically ceased to use the talent of the dancer, Swayze. All of these roles – especially dramatic.
In addition to her acting work, writes and performs songs.
In March 2008, the world’s media had spread the news about cancer Patrick Swayze (he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer). About illness actor told the press spokeswoman for Swayze, Annette Wolfe. “All the messages that mention any deadlines related to prognosis, and side effects of treatment are a complete lie. We are far more optimistic”, – she said.
Annette Wolfe said that now Patrick Swayze continues to live a normal life in the movie “oxide”and in the TV movie”Animal”. It is expected that both pictures are due for release in 2009. Earlier, the actor said that with the role of an FBI agent in the series “Animal” he hopes triumphant return to show business.
In June 2008, Patrick Swayze said that “thanks to the treatment of tumor growth stopped».
However, the disease has not receded. More April 19, 2009, doctors informed Swayze that he went to the liver metastases, and on Monday, September 14, 2009, he died in Los Angeles (California, USA).
The latest update: 10.04.12