New documentary recalls the actor’s life and times
Whether he was playing a dirty dancer, a compact-sized bouncer or a pottery maker’s ghostly helper, Patrick Swayze was a unique talent.
Continuing the “I Am … ” celebrity biographies that began on Spike TV and now carry forth on its successor, Paramount Network, “I Am Patrick Swayze” – premiering Sunday, Aug. 18, on what would have been his 67th birthday – profiles the late actor whose experience in dancing came in very useful for some of his most popular roles. His mother Patsy was a dance instructor, and his wife Lisa Niemi was one of her students.
Here’s a look at some of Swayze’s standout credits.