American actor Patrick Swayze dies at age 57
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Swayze was born Patrick Wayne Swayze on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, USA. He starred in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, and also had a hit song from the movie with "She's Like The Wind", with Wendy Fraser, which was later covered by hip-hop artist Lumidee and R&B singer Tony Sunshine.
In November 2008, Swayze wrapped taping on an A&E television drama The Beast, filmed in Chicago in summer 2008; he played FBI Agent Charles Barker. The Beast aired on January 15, 2009, and was canceled in June of that year.
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