Journaling reads: Patrick Swayze
August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009
I had a crush on this wonderful American actor after my best friend and I saw him in Youngblood. What a hunk! We also saw him in The Outsiders, a movie our Language Arts teacher let us watch. Then came Dirty Dancing which made him a huge star. And, let’s not forget the TV series, The North and the South or the movies: Roadhouse, Point Break, or Ghost. I admire him for marrying the love of his life in 1975 and still being married to her when he died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. Unlike many famous people he never made a public spectacle of himself. He was working on a TV series, The Beast, which was cancelled after his death.