Patrick swayze dating history
Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother.In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind" (1987).Patrick Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade. He appeared in the poignant M*A*S*H episode Blood Brothers in 1981 as Private Sturgis, whose wounds are minor, but which lead to the discovery that he is fatally ill. However, Swayze is probably best remembered for what was actually a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video.He then starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease In 1979, he made his film debut as "Ace" in Skatetown, U. That same year he appeared in the TV movie Return of the Rebels with Barbara Eden, and then had a brief stint in 1983 on a short-lived TV series The Renegades, playing a gang leader named Bandit. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle, alongside his Red Dawn co-star Jennifer Grey.Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.In 2001, he appeared in Donnie Darko, where he played a famous motivational speaker revealed to be a closeted pedophile.Swayze received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the role.The film was re-released briefly in 1997 for its tenth anniversary.
His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.In 2002, he co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron in Waking Up in Reno, which focuses on two redneck couples taking a road trip from Little Rock to Reno to see a monster truck rally.In 2004, he played Allan Quatermain in King Solomon's Mines and had a cameo appearance in the Dirty Dancing prequel Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights as an unnamed dance instructor.Swayze and Niemi also produced the film, starred in it, and composed some of the music.For his contributions to the film industry, Swayze was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.