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Back to the '80's: Actor of the Week - Patrick Swayze

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Actor of the Week - Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze
Aug. 18 1952 -

Patrick was never one of my favorite actors, but he always seemed to be in pretty decent movies. He was huge with both guys and girls in the 80's. Girls liked his looks and guys liked the fact he could kick some butt.

Patrick's acting credits are speckled with big hits throughout the decade of the 80's. With only one acting credit in the 70's, his career pretty much began and exploded through the 80's.

He also started out the 90's in blockbuster fashion with the hit romance Ghost, co-starring Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. His career since has suffered. Although, he has continued to stay busy acting.

Sadly, Patrick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January of 2008. In April of 2009 doctors informed Swayze the cancer had spread to his liver. Swayze has acknowledged his habit of heavy smoking probably contributed to the disease. Unfortunately he continues to smoke.

Following are a list of acting credits for Patrick Swayze in the 1980's:

The Comeback Kid (1980) (TV)
Mash (1981) (TV)
Return of the Rebels (1981) (TV)
The Renegades (1982) (TV)
The Outsiders (1983)
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Renegades (1983) (TV)
Pigs vs. Freaks (1984) (TV)
Grandview, USA (1984)
Red Dawn (1984)
North and South (1985) (TV)
Youngblood (1986)
North and South, Book II (1986) (TV)
Amazing Stories (1986) (TV)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Steel Dawn (1987)
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Road House (1989)
Next of Kin (1989)


Anonymous said...

Jeebus Cripes, you couldn't find a better pic??