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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 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 film Dirty Dancing (1987), the fantasy 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 31,990,899 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Patrick Swayze is the 27th most popular actor (up from 31st in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from United States (up from 80th 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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  • 32M

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  • 77.48

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  • 72

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  • 12.79

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  • 2.60

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Among actors, Patrick Swayze ranks 27 out of 9,996Before him are Louis de Funès, James Stewart, Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Bud Spencer, and Danny DeVito. After him are James Dean, Terence Hill, Romy Schneider, Jack Nicholson, Vivien Leigh, and Charles Bronson.

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Among people born in 1952, Patrick Swayze ranks 2Before him is Vladimir Putin. After him are Liam Neeson, Steven Seagal, Orhan Pamuk, Harvey Weinstein, Christopher Reeve, Park Geun-hye, Roberto Benigni, Vajiralongkorn, Mickey Rourke, and Nelson Piquet. Among people deceased in 2009, Patrick Swayze ranks 2Before him is Michael Jackson. After him are Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Paul Samuelson, Pina Bausch, Roh Moo-hyun, David Carradine, Aage Bohr, Maurice Jarre, Millvina Dean, and Farrah Fawcett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patrick Swayze ranks 73 out of 18,182Before him are Helen Keller (1880), Stephen King (1947), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Danny DeVito (1944), Noam Chomsky (1928), and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890). After him are Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Warren Buffett (1930), John Dewey (1859), James Dean (1931), Woodrow Wilson (1856), 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), Marlon Brando (1924), Clint Eastwood (1930), James Stewart (1908), Morgan Freeman (1937), and Danny DeVito (1944). After him are James Dean (1931), Jack Nicholson (1937), Charles Bronson (1921), Harrison Ford (1942), Chuck Norris (1940), and Meryl Streep (1949).

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