Sep 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze


Patrick Swayze died today of pancreatic cancer.  He will be remembered by so many people.  He will be remembered by students who have to read "The Outsiders" for school and who opt instead to run to Blockbuster Video for the 1983 movie adaption.  He will be remembered by guys for his action roles in "Roadhouse"(1989) and "Point Break" (1991).  He will be remembered by women everywhere for "Dirty Dancing" (1987) and "Ghost"(1990).  To this Blogger he was "Orry Main" from the television mini-series "North and South" (movie adaption of three books by John Jakes).  This was the best dramatic portrayal of the life, events, and times of the civil war that I have ever seen.  If you have not seen it there are still sites where it can be ordered (it is twelve made for TV movies, so clear some time if you plan to watch because it is hard to turn off).



He was a great actor and a breath of fresh air in this society where almost every celebrity death is met with the scandal of suicide or drug overdose.  In the midst of Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, and Anna Nicole Smith of the last two years, we have Patrick Swayze. An actor who dies of a natural cause after a great career spanning four decades with his wife by his side.  He married his first and only wife Lisa in 1975 and they renewed their vows last year.  Hollywood could learn a lot from Patrick, from his career and his life.  He will be missed.

5 comments:

imap1rat3 said...

unfortunately i missed this generation of movies..i dont think ive seen any of those..

Tiffany said...

Jason are watching North and South now--you can get the DVD's on Netflix. It is AWESOME! Your post brought tears to my eyes. :'(

Tiffany said...

Of course, I meant "Jason and I"

Anonymous said...

Very well spoken/written. It is true that so many could learn from watching his life.

Sonya said...

Wow, I knew this day was coming I just didn't want it to happen. Patrick was the guy every woman wanted. He was handsome, he would stand up for his woman, could dance like no other and had a great smile. Of course this was all from Dirty Dancing. In his real life though, it seems the same. He will be missed.