Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, R.I.P.

One of the biggest matinee idols of our era has gone to that great roadhouse in the sky. WOLVERINES!

It could be argued that Patrick Swayze was, in the 1980s and '90s, what Clark Gable and Cary Grant were to the 1930s and '40s.

If you were going to cast an action picture, and wanted to make sure that girls didn't mind going to see it, he was the ideal lead. And if you wanted to do a romantic movie where the guy was the kind of guy a real guy could admire, he was also the idea lead.

From his "Brat Pack" teen-flick debut in The Outsiders, to his macho lead as the patriotic resistance leader in Red Dawn to his equally macho (yet much sexier) lead in Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze represented the male ideal of a generation.

Condolences to his family and friends.


  1. Red Dawn ,City of Joy, and Next of Kin were my favorites....

  2. I was in the dance business in Houston when Patrick was still a student at his Mom's dance studio. (I'm 1/2 Texan)

    Patsy Swayze was an icon in Houston and we were all very proud of Patrick when he hit it big.

    They are a lovely family.

    He will be missed by many...

  3. Rest In Peace, Patrick.


  4. Hey, don't forget Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!

  5. I hope he rest in peace............

  6. God bless his soul! RIP Patrick I will always cherish you in Ghost! The movie that etched in my head during my childhood years. And the theme song was not going out too.

  7. We will all miss him, very sad to hear the news.

  8. Such sad news, and to such an unforgiving disease. My great aunt just died of Pancreatic cancer, and her sister died of it several years ago. I know the process is tough, for both the victim and the family. It is such a painful thing to watch, knowing that they are suffering and even with the care of a nurse, it is just knowing that their days are numbered that makes it so hard. Prayers go out to his family.