Patrick Swayze-(August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009)actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years.
Patrick Swayze 1952-2009 ~ Born in Houston, Texas. Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston, TX until the age of 20. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He married Lisa Niemi in 1975. He met Lisa at Swayze's mother's dance studio.