Patrick Swayze

1952 - 2009

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Patrick Wayne Swayze (; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer, and singer who was recognized 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; this was for his roles in the romance film Dirty Dancing (1987), the thriller 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 26,669,271 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Patrick Swayze is the 31st most popular actor (down from 29th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from United States (down from 78th in 2019) and the 15th 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 31 out of 10,030Before him are Bud Spencer, Sarah Bernhardt, Yul Brynner, Danny DeVito, Elizabeth Taylor, and Dustin Hoffman. After him are Romy Schneider, Terence Hill, James Dean, Debbie Reynolds, Meryl Streep, and Claudia Cardinale.

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

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Among people born in United States, Patrick Swayze ranks 80 out of 15,968Before him are Robin Williams (1951), Stephen King (1947), John Dewey (1859), Joe Biden (1942), Dustin Hoffman (1937), and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929). After him are Frank Sinatra (1915), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Johnny Cash (1932), James Dean (1931), Bob Dylan (1941), and Jimi Hendrix (1942).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Patrick Swayze ranks 15Before him are Kirk Douglas (1916), Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), Judy Garland (1922), Danny DeVito (1944), and Dustin Hoffman (1937). After him are James Dean (1931), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Meryl Streep (1949), Charles Bronson (1921), Michael Douglas (1944), and Chuck Norris (1940).

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