Patrick Swayze 1952-2009

Patrick Swayze: A Talented Heartthrob Remembered

From Dirty Dancing to his valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, see what made the actor a beloved star


Swayze played it for laughs – and showed off his well-toned body – with the late Chris Farley in a skit as aspiring Chippendales dancers on Saturday Night Live in October 1990. "Once the producers saw that I was completely willing to make fun of myself and that I have no reverence about anything, then we went crazy," he said in 2003.