Patrick Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Patrick Swayze was well-known for his roles in many movies and TV shows. He became well-known for playing tough and romantic male leads, which gave him a lot of female fans.
During his time in movies, he was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards. From 1975 to 2009, he was married to the actress and director Lisa Niemi (until his death).
Early life and Childhood
Patrick Swayze was born n August 18, 1952, to Patsy Yvonne Helen and Jesse Wayne Swayze.
Patrick was born in Houston, Texas. Don Swayze and Sean Kyle, both actors, were his younger brothers.
For his primary education, Patrick went to St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Oak Forest Elementary School, Waltrip High School, and Black Middle School.
Then, he went to San Jacinto College and took dance classes at the Harkness Ballet School and the Joffrey Ballet School.
When Swayze danced for Disney on Parade, Swayze’s career got off the ground.
He filled in for John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and others as Danny Zuko in the Broadway production of Grease. After this, he got a job as a Pvt.
Sturgis in an episode of M*A*S*H. He also played a role in the TV show The Renegades.
After playing a role in the TV movie Return of the Rebels, he became well-known for his role in the movie The Outsiders, which was very well-liked.
In 1991, he acted with Luke Bracey, Keanu Reeves, and Lori Petty in the action crime thriller Point Break.
Patrick’s big break came when he played Johnny Castle in the movie Dirty Dancing, which was a huge hit around the world and made more than $214 million at the Box Office.
Patrick, Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhodes, and many others were cast with him.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance, and his role made him well-known in the acting world.
He was known as a teen sex idol, and he also acted in movies like Red Dawn, Uncommon Valor, Road House, Black Dog, etc.
Net Worth and Salary
Patrick Swayze’s net worth was $40 million.
He had made a lot of money from movies and TV shows that did well, such as Point Break and Donnie Darko. He used to live in Los Angeles, California, in a big, fancy house.
Patrick Swayze was known as the sexiest man alive, and a lot was said about his personal life as well.
Up until his death, Patrick was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years. They started dating in 1970 when he was 18 and she was 14.
She learned to dance from his mother. After five years together, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony. They didn’t have any kids together.
In an interview in 2008, he said that his hit song “She’s Like the Wind” was about Niemi (1987).
At the beginning of 1990, he became a Buddhist and got trained in EST. He was interested in therapy, Scientology, and Transcendental Meditation, too.
Niemi stayed with him until 2009 when he died. After he died, she was alone for a while, but in 2013, she got engaged to Albert DePrisco, a jeweler.
On May 25, 2014, they got married. Since then, she has been happy with him as her husband ever since.
Patrick’s wife was actress Lisa Niemi. They had been married since June 12, 1975. In 1970, when he was 18 and she was 14, they met and started going out.
Their love turned into marriage, and it lasted a lifetime. Their relationship was something to watch closely and learn from since they were together until death tore them apart.
They didn’t have any kids, but the word on the street is that they got along so well that they never got divorced or had any other problems.
After Swayze died of pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009, the two no longer lived together.
After filming the pilot episode of The Beast in late December 2007, he started to feel pain in his stomach.
This was because his bile ducts were blocked. Three weeks later, he was told he had pancreatic cancer in the fourth stage.
He went to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the new drug vatalanib.
In March 2008, his doctor confirmed that he had pancreatic cancer, but he insisted that he was not as close to dying as he thought.
After 20 months of being treated for cancer, he died on September 14, 2009, with his family by his side.
Once, Swayze said that he used to smoke 60 cigarettes a day.
After he died, his body was burned, and his ashes were spread over his ranch in New Mexico.