Actor, dancer and singer Patrick Swayze passes away at 57

Patrick Swayze's Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Patrick Swayze's Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The LA Music Examiner is reporting that actor Patrick Swayze lost his battle today from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in January 2008. Swayze is best known for his work in the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” and the 1990 film “Ghost” which earned his co star Whoopi Goldgerg an Oscar. Goldberg has mentioned on the  tv show The View this year that she owed Swayze her Oscar because when she wanted the role and several were against it. She said Swayze told the studio that he would not do the movie unless Goldberg was in the role. In 1991, he was named the Sexist Man Alive by People Magazine.

Swayze co-wrote and sang a hit song from the film, “She’s Like the Wind,” which reached No. 3 on the pop charts.

Swayze was born in Houston, where he performed at his mother’s ballet school. His mother, Patsy Swayze, choreographed dance sequences in the John Travolta film “Urban Cowboy” in (1980) and was a teacher to Debbie Allen and her sister Phylicia Rashad. Swayze was an all around entertainer as a actor, singer and dancer. Swayze is a former ballet and Broadway dancer, training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet Schools.

Swayze recent role was as the lead in an A&E TV series called The Beast. The show debuted in January of this year and was canceled in June due to Swayze’s health.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Niemi for 34 years who is also a dancer, two brothers, including actor Don Swayze; and a sister, Bambi Swayze. For more info on Swayze’s life and career at Examiner.com, visit: Swayze.

Here is the video to one of the best songs of the 80s. Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind”:

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Reality Show Producer Mark Burnett Receives Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett

Reality television  producer Mark Burnett, was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.  The Emmy Award winner, who has produced more than 1,100 hours of  television in over 70 countries, including shows such as: Survivor, The Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, and daytime shows Martha was also named one of   Time Magazine’s  Most Influential People.

Kiefer Sutherland Hollywood Star Walk of Fame Ceremony


International star Kiefer Sutherland recently recieved a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The 24 star was joined by his father, oscar nominee, Donald Sutherland.

Kiefer has star in many successful box office films including, Lost Boys, Flatliners and A Few Good Men. His most famous role to date is of counter terrorism goverment agent Jack Bauer in the popular series 24.

The critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning series which tells the story of a single day over 24 one hour episodes starts it’s eigth season on January 11, 2009.