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'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze at 57 (Died)
AP via Breitbart ^ | September 14, 2009 | N/A

Posted on 09/14/2009 5:14:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Patrick Swayze has died after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze's publicist Annett Wolf says the 57-year-old "Dirty Dancing" actor died Monday with family at his side. He came forward about his illness last spring, but continued working as he underwent treatments. It was 1987 when Swayze became a star with his performance in "Dirty Dancing," a coming-of-age story set in a Catskills resort. The 1990 film "Ghost" cemented his status as a screen favorite.

Swayze played a murdered man trying to communicate with his fiancee through a spirit played by Whoopi Goldberg.

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To: SkyDancer
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I really liked Dirty Dancing ...

R.I.P. Patrick


51 posted on 09/14/2009 5:38:45 PM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: Orange1998

Well put.

I would like to thank him as well.

Good guy.


52 posted on 09/14/2009 5:39:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: DemforBush

yea...but there is nothing like a TIMEX, it just keeps on ticking...


53 posted on 09/14/2009 5:39:34 PM PDT by maxsand
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To: isthisnickcool

Thought just hit me - we’re all hyphenated Americans. The only country to classify its citizens. I wonder how soon we’ll be known as, like me, a Washington-American, or as with Patrick a Texas-American ....


54 posted on 09/14/2009 5:40:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer
He was also the star of a truly awesome dramatic series on A&E called The Beast it was nothing short of a masterpiece and fitting that it was his last work. He co-stars on that series said that he would show up on the set right after his chemo treatments earlier in the day. Sad to see one of the good ones go.
55 posted on 09/14/2009 5:41:26 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: laconic

Red Dawn is a good answer to a trivia question as well. It was the first movie rated PG-13, wen they came out with the new ratings system.


56 posted on 09/14/2009 5:42:51 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (The Constitution was written with a pen, and it was enforced with a gun. No one listens to a pen.)
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57 posted on 09/14/2009 5:43:24 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: sand lake bar

I have always loved he and the whole crew who did Red Dawn in the teeth of the Hollywood comsymps. A great movie with a theme we should never forget, particularly rigiht now.


58 posted on 09/14/2009 5:45:22 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: sand lake bar
I really liked this guy and I’m sad to see him leave us. Two of my favorite films: Red Dawn and To Wong Foo.

I liked him in both of these too. He made a classy lady. ;-). RIP Mr. Swayze and condolences to his many friends and family.

59 posted on 09/14/2009 5:46:05 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: ReagansShinyHair

Not a pleasant way to go.

RIP Patrick, you will be missed, but not forgotten.


60 posted on 09/14/2009 5:46:47 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: Jet Jaguar

WOLVERINES!!!!


61 posted on 09/14/2009 5:46:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
WOLVERINES!

62 posted on 09/14/2009 5:47:44 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Fight)
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To: STONEWALLS

He did, and I think he was married to the same woman for a long time. I always like that in a guy.


63 posted on 09/14/2009 5:52:07 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

A truly class act all the way. RIP Mr. Swayze.


64 posted on 09/14/2009 5:52:10 PM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: ReagansShinyHair

Yes. It is the absolute outside time window.

Most people don’t even have symptoms or are diagnosed until there is 3-4 months left.


66 posted on 09/14/2009 5:56:08 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: raybbr
Can’t forget “Big Trouble in Little China”. One of my favorites.

Sorry, that was Kurt Russell.

However, if you want to see Patrick Swayze in a comedy, where he really shows his acting "chops," you won't want to miss "Waking Up in Reno."

He holds his own quite well with Billy Bob Thorton, Charlize Theron, and the amazing, late, Natasha Richardson.

He was an awesome actor, capable of playing a great breadth of roles, from sweet, to dangerous, to down-right goofy when he wanted to.

Mark

67 posted on 09/14/2009 6:01:58 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL
Sorry, that was Kurt Russell.

I know. I realized it too late. I sometimes get the two mixed up. I have asked for my post to be pulled. I suppose in the meantime I will have to suffer the corrections. :(

68 posted on 09/14/2009 6:03:19 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Prayers, Rest in Peace.


69 posted on 09/14/2009 6:06:59 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: brytlea

Mrs. Springman said he married his High School sweetheart.

May he RIP, good guy.


70 posted on 09/14/2009 6:09:33 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: jackv
I loved him in The Beast.

To bad he was not healthy when he signed on to that series. It was easily the best show on TV and would easily have been on for several more seasons. The only other series that compares in dark and gritty realism was Battlestar Galactica.
71 posted on 09/14/2009 6:09:35 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/33337/Chris_Farley_with_Patrick_Swayze

Patrick with Chris Farley in a dance off. Good memories.


72 posted on 09/14/2009 6:15:45 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Springman

That’s what I thought I remembered. He was a good guy. My prayers for his family.


73 posted on 09/14/2009 6:17:26 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Orange1998

Thanks!


74 posted on 09/14/2009 6:18:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
WOLVERINES!!!
75 posted on 09/14/2009 6:26:22 PM PDT by paltz
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To: Jet Jaguar

Its amazing molly...the love you take it with you...


76 posted on 09/14/2009 6:27:19 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (WE THE PEOPLE RULE)
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To: brytlea
Amen!!

Also for your tag line, I can sign that song. Brings back good memories from Boy Scouts.

77 posted on 09/14/2009 6:49:13 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: Springman

:)


78 posted on 09/14/2009 6:51:03 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Orange1998

Be Nice.

Just a nice guy. Too young and too bad.


79 posted on 09/14/2009 7:07:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: jackv

Fine actor who did fine work...WOLVERINES!!!! RIP Patrick!


80 posted on 09/14/2009 7:08:12 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Vendome
 
Dalton: All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.
 
 
Dalton: If somebody gets in your face and calls you a c^&&^!&+r, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.
 
 
 Dalton: I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

81 posted on 09/14/2009 7:11:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: wtc911

Not all ballet dancers are mincing flamers. Pat fought it for two years. Wish his family the best.


82 posted on 09/14/2009 7:28:36 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Jet Jaguar

RIP to unassuming, yet VERY handsome (rare these days) actor.

Lord, please forgive any sins and allow him in Your kingdom.


83 posted on 09/14/2009 8:09:33 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: techno
"I loved him in North and South."

Me too. Rest in Peace Orry Main.

84 posted on 09/14/2009 8:10:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: All

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gbz-Lau5tc
“Patrick Swayze - She’s like the wind”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3L2jz7N_Dk
“...PATRICK SWAYZE E JENNIFER GREY-THE FINAL SCENE”


85 posted on 09/14/2009 8:36:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Related Thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2339713/posts


86 posted on 09/14/2009 8:38:11 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: qam1
So sad.

May he rest in peace.

87 posted on 09/14/2009 8:45:08 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Jet Jaguar
Rest in peace.

Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite actors, and he made great movies.
My favorite:


88 posted on 09/14/2009 8:48:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jet Jaguar

I wouldn’t want to be Ashton Kutcher right now...


89 posted on 09/14/2009 8:53:55 PM PDT by Sloth (Ted Kennedy's brain tumor has killed more people than my gun.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Patrick was one the few who didn't mix politics and his craft.
Godspeed Mr. Swayze.
90 posted on 09/14/2009 8:59:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Mr. Swayze, may you rest in peace and may your loved ones be comforted. For my part, this is for you:

WOLVERINES!!!
91 posted on 09/15/2009 8:04:41 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (They pour flaming jet fuel on people to please their god. How shall we respond?)
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To: Jet Jaguar
May God bless him and comfort his family. He was a fine man.

Wolverines!

92 posted on 09/15/2009 9:28:06 AM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H.L. Mencken)
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