Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 14: Patrick Swayze died on this day in 2009.

The actor, dancer and singer-songwriter died at 57 from pancreatic cancer.

Patrick Wayne Swayze 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. In 1991 he was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive."

Swayze received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in "Dirty Dancing" and also sang one of the songs on the soundtrack, "She's Like the Wind," which he had originally co-written with Stacy Widelitz for the film Grandview, U.S.A. The song became a top ten hit and has been covered by many other artists.

Press links below to view You Tube video performances:
-- "The Time of My Life" (From "Dirty Dancing")

HIGHLY Recommended (Press album covers for direct links to Amazon):
One Last DanceDirty Dancing: Limited Keepsake EditionGhost

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