February 18, 2011 |
Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi Swayze, spoke in Washington this week about a bill that would make pancreatic cancer a federal research priority, according to a CNN report. Swayze died nearly a year and a half ago from the disease, nearly 22 months after being diagnosed. This was actually an uncommonly long amount of time to survive; as the National Center for Biotechnology Information points out, average survival is usually less than a year. That may be in part because pancreatic cancer doesn't manifest symptoms at first and is generally caught at a later stage, according to the center -- and perhaps why it's the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the United States.
December 30, 2013 |
Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze's widow, is engaged to be married, four years after her first husband's 2009 death. Niemi, 57, and Swayze, who died at 57 after a nearly two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer, were married for 34 years. Swayze of course starred in films including "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost. " Albert DePrisco, 58 and a jeweler, proposed on Christmas Eve, Niemi's rep told People over the weekend. The two have been dating for a year and a half after meeting through mutual friends at a birthday party for Niemi, the magazine said.
June 2, 2000 |
A small plane piloted by actor Patrick Swayze made an emergency landing and clipped a wing on an empty street in central Arizona on Thursday. Swayze was not injured. Swayze was flying a 1978 twin-engine Cessna 414A from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, N.M., when he was forced to make an emergency landing, said John Clabes, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Sgt. P.J.
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September 15, 2009 |
Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57. Swayze, who also starred in the blockbuster film "Ghost," died in Los Angeles with his family at his side, his publicist, Annett Wolf, said. Early last year, Swayze learned he had pancreatic cancer, a diagnosis that came two weeks after production wrapped on the pilot of "The Beast," an A&E series in which he starred as an unorthodox FBI agent.
January 4, 2004 |
Patrick SWAYZE, who made his name as the hunky dance instructor-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks in 1987's "Dirty Dancing," will be displaying his moves onstage in Bob Fosse's "Chicago," beginning Wednesday at the Pantages Theatre for a three-week run. To prepare for the role of Billy Flynn, the slick legal eagle popularized by Richard Gere in 2002's Oscar-winning movie, the actor put in a short, unadvertised stint in the Broadway production, his...
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September 3, 1993 |
A steady stream of acting hopefuls smiled for snapshots and agonized over applications in Fillmore on Thursday for the chance to appear in an old-time Western starring beefy heartthrob Patrick Swayze. A casting agent for the Disney movie, with a working title of "Tall Tale," came to the tiny town seeking extras to fill the screen as loggers, farmers, railroad hands and townspeople.