Patrick Swayze

1952 - 2009

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Patrick Wayne Swayze ( SWAY-zee; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter known for playing distinctive lead roles, particularly romantic, tough, and comedic characters. He was also known for his media image and looks; People magazine named Swayze the "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. Swayze received three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, for his roles in the romance/dance film Dirty Dancing (1987), the paranormal romance film Ghost (1990), and the road comedy film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Swayze has received more than 36,686,153 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Patrick Swayze is the 29th most popular actor (down from 27th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from United States (down from 73rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Actor.

Patrick Swayze is most famous for his role in the movie Dirty Dancing.

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Among actors, Patrick Swayze ranks 29 out of 13,578Before him are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jackie Chan, Sophia Loren, Danny DeVito, James Stewart, and Romy Schneider. After him are Bud Spencer, Jim Carrey, Yul Brynner, Morgan Freeman, Gina Lollobrigida, and Terence Hill.

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Among people born in 1952, Patrick Swayze ranks 2Before him is Vladimir Putin. After him are Liam Neeson, Harvey Weinstein, Orhan Pamuk, Steven Seagal, Roberto Benigni, Vajiralongkorn, Park Geun-hye, Emomali Rahmon, Mickey Rourke, and Robert Zemeckis. Among people deceased in 2009, Patrick Swayze ranks 2Before him is Michael Jackson. After him are Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Millvina Dean, Corazon Aquino, Paul Samuelson, Roh Moo-hyun, Aage Bohr, Omar Bongo, Pina Bausch, and Maurice Jarre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patrick Swayze ranks 74 out of 20,380Before him are George H. W. Bush (1924), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Helen Keller (1880), Jack London (1876), and Toni Morrison (1931). After him are Bill Clinton (1946), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Woody Allen (1935), Al Capone (1899), Abraham Maslow (1908), and Robin Williams (1951).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Patrick Swayze ranks 12Before him are Robert De Niro (1943), Clint Eastwood (1930), Bette Davis (1908), Marlon Brando (1924), Danny DeVito (1944), and James Stewart (1908). After him are Morgan Freeman (1937), Harrison Ford (1942), Nicolas Cage (1964), Vin Diesel (1967), Debbie Reynolds (1932), and Jack Nicholson (1937).

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