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Patrick Swayze: The Tragic Life Of The 'Dirty Dancing' Star

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born in Houston on August 18, 1952. In his youth, he was involved in many activities such as football, ballet, ice skating and of course acting. After being injured, he could no longer play football but his ultimate vocation produced great blessings.

In 1991, People magazine named Swayze the "Sexiest Man Alive". Six years later, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is most known for films such as Ghost and Dirty Dancing. Like some other celebs, however, Patrick's life was not easy. To learn about the tragedy in his life, please watch the video above.

Patrick Swayze: The Tragic Life Of The Dirty Dancing Star

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Patrick Swayze: The Tragic Life Of The 'Dirty Dancing' Star