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2009: Remembering Patrick Swayzeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 15:06:00

Showbiz Tonight looks at the massive outpouring of love from all those Patrick Swayze has touched during his career.

'Dirty Dancing' to be remade for a new generationupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 15:06:00

Almost 24 years after "Baby" Houseman and Johnny Castle first swayed across the big screen, a movie studio announced plans for a remake of the '80s classic "Dirty Dancing."

Patrick Swayze's widow urges more research funds for pancreatic cancerupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:16:00

One year and five months after losing her husband, actor Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Swayze's voice catches with emotion when she talks about the deadly disease that took Swayze away from her after 34 years of marriage.

Remembering Patrick Swayze 1 year laterupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 13:12:00

The massive outpouring of love from all those Swayze has touched during his career.

People.com: One Year After Patrick Swayze's Death, His Wife Celebrates His Legacyupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 16:09:00

Lisa Niemi celebrates her husband's life and speaks out about the disease that ended it

People.com: 'Stand Up To Cancer' Fundraising Telecast Returnsupdated: Wed May 19 2010 12:08:00

Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Brian Williams will host the Sept. 10 event

People.com: Patrick Swayze's Wife: I Feel Like He Hasn't Leftupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 18:29:00

"I can feel every contour of his hand in mine," Lisa Niemi tells Oprah

People.com: Patrick Swayze's Widow: I Will See Him Againupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 15:16:00

"And I'm just going to have to go on until then," Lisa Niemi says in her first public remarks since the actor's death

Swayze's widow: 'I will see him again'updated: Wed Oct 28 2009 12:35:00

Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi spoke from the heart Tuesday about losing her husband just six weeks ago, telling a women's conference that the loss "is like an animal all of its own" and the sadness could be felt "on a cellular level."

People.com: Patrick Swayze's Widow to Discuss His Death on Oprahupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 17:47:00

Lisa Niemi will talk about her decades-long love affair with the Dirty Dancing heartthrob

Patrick Swayze's widow to break silenceupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 09:56:00

In her first interview since Swayze's September 14 death, Lisa Niemi, 53, who was married to the actor for 34 years, will join Elizabeth Edwards and Susan St. James, both of whom suffered the loss of children in accidents.

People.com: Patrick Swayze's Widow to Break Her Silenceupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 18:29:00

Lisa Niemi plans to talk about her grief - and healing - at California women's conference

Patrick Swayze's widow to break her silenceupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 16:30:00

Six weeks after Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 57, his widow Lisa Niemi will participate in a roundtable discussion on Grief, Healing and Resilience at the Women's Conference 2009 in Long Beach, California, next Tuesday, Oct. 27.

People.com: Hundreds Mourn Patrick Swayze at Memorial in L.A.updated: Mon Oct 05 2009 18:08:00

Friends and family gather to remember the actor, dancer and avid horseman

People.com: Patrick Swayze Memorial Set for Sundayupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 06:47:00

A private service will take place 4 p.m. at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.

People.com: Patrick Swayze Struggled with 'Anger, Bitterness, Despair'updated: Mon Sep 28 2009 19:13:00

In his memoir, the late actor tells how he sought the meaning of life after his "death sentence"

People.com: North Carolina Town Holding Patrick Swayze Memorialupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 17:09:00

Fans in the town where part of Dirty Dancing was filmed will remember the actor

People.com: Pancreatic Cancer: What You Should Knowupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 14:47:00

The disease that claimed Patrick Swayze is one of the most difficult to detect

People.com: Patrick Swayze Called His Life an 'Amazing Ride'updated: Thu Sep 17 2009 08:27:00

In a memoir being published after his cancer death, the actor also talks about his refusal to take painkillers

LKL: Swayze was lovedupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 18:15:00

Larry talks with his guests about their remembrances of the late Patrick Swayze.

Swayze's 2 years with pancreatic cancer 'an accomplishment'updated: Wed Sep 16 2009 18:15:00

Actor Patrick Swayze's achievements include several feature films such as "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," as well as living with advanced pancreatic cancer for longer than most patients.

People.com: Keanu Reeves Recalls Swayze as 'A Beautiful Person'updated: Wed Sep 16 2009 07:07:00

His Point Break costar says Patrick "just wanted to experience life"

Swayze in picturesupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 19:49:00

CNN's Josh Levs shows photos from Patrick Swayze's life and career, and reactions from some of his fans.

'The View' talks Swayze, Swift and Gosselinupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 19:49:00

Kate Gosselin finally opened up about her marriage in her second appearance as a guest co-host on "The View," but the reality of "Jon & Kate" was far from the only topic. The show also addressed the death of Patrick Swayze and the Kanye West-Taylor Swift incident, the latter with Swift herself.

People.com: Appreciation: Patrick Swayze's Sexy Film Careerupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 14:48:00

PEOPLE's movie critic on the screen magic of the Dirty Dancing and Ghost star

Patrick Swayze dies of cancer at 57updated: Tue Sep 15 2009 14:38:00

Patrick Swayze, whose good looks and sympathetic performances in films such as "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" made him a romantic idol to millions, died Monday. He was 57.

Swayze fought cancer to the endupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 14:38:00

Actor Patrick Swayze has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. CNN's Brooke Anderson looks back at his career.

Film heartthrob Patrick Swayze dies of cancer at 57updated: Tue Sep 15 2009 14:37:00

Patrick Swayze, whose hunky good looks and sympathetic performances in such films as "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" made him a romantic idol to millions, died Monday. He was 57.

People.com: Jennifer Grey: I Remember Being in Patrick Swayze's Armsupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 12:11:00

That famous lift in the frozen lake from Dirty Dancing is a poignant and indelible memory for the grieving actress

People.com: Patrick Swayze Dies at 57updated: Tue Sep 15 2009 10:07:00

The dancer, actor, outdoorsman and loving husband was also a "warrior," said his brother

People.com: Stars React to Patrick Swayze's Deathupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 08:47:00

Fellow actors remember the star with love and spiritual hope

People.com: Patrick Swayze's A&E Series Cancelledupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 14:15:00

The star's gritty drama, The Beast, will not be returning, a source tells PEOPLE

People.com: Meet the Next Superhero: Chris Hemsworthupdated: Fri May 29 2009 13:57:00

5 things you don't know about the Australian actor set to play Thor

People.com: New Photo: Rep Denies Patrick Swayze Death Rumorupdated: Wed May 20 2009 10:08:00

The actor, who is battling cancer, "is alive, well and is enjoying his life," says his spokesperson

People.com: Whoopi: Patrick Swayze 'Doesn't Have an Expiration Date'updated: Mon Apr 06 2009 16:57:00

Friend and Ghost costar Goldberg says the actor is "walking forward" in his cancer battle

People.com: Patrick Swayze Remembers Former Costar Natasha Richardsonupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 14:17:00

"My heart goes out to Liam and his two boys," the actor says, "but I'm sure that Natasha's light is shining down on them"

Obese may be less likely to survive pancreatic cancerupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 13:43:00

Pancreatic cancer patients who are obese may be 12 times more likely to have cancer that's already spread to their lymph nodes at the time of surgery than similar cancer patients who weigh less, according to a study released Monday in the Archives of Surgery.

People.com: Patrick Swayze: It's Not 'The End' for Meupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 11:11:00

Following a report he's at death's door, the actor tells PEOPLE he's in fact "responding well" to treatment (and even has a new dog)

People.com: Patrick Swayze Denies Reports That He Stopped Treatmentupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 23:17:00

The Beast star, who is battling pancreatic cancer, is still being treated, says his rep

People.com: Patrick Swayze Plans to Pen a Memoirupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 10:58:00

The actor, who is battling pancreatic cancer, will collaborate with his wife

People.com: Patrick Swayze Released From Hospitalupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 18:12:00

The Beast star is home after a brief hospitalization for pneumonia

People.com: Pals: Patrick & Lisa Swayze Are 'Each Other's Rocks'updated: Fri Jan 16 2009 01:09:00

"We were all very moved by the closeness and humor of their relationship," says a producer of The Beast

People.com: COVER SNEAK PEEK: Patrick Swayze Vows to Fight Onupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 09:49:00

"I am alive and plan to stay that way," the actor, who is battling pancreatic cancer, tells PEOPLE

People.com: Patrick Swayze Checks Into Hospital with Pneumoniaupdated: Sun Jan 11 2009 18:10:00

The Beast actor, who is battling cancer, cancels an appearance to discuss his new show

People.com: Patrick Swayze Admits He's Scared About His Cancerupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 10:17:00

"There's a lot of fear here," the actor, who's also angry, tells Barbara Walters

People.com: Patrick Swayze Responds to 'Lies' About His Condition updated: Wed Dec 03 2008 11:21:00

The actor shoots down the "negative shadow on the positive and good fight I'm fighting"

People.com: Patrick Swayze Calls Cancer Fight 'A Battle Zone'updated: Thu Oct 30 2008 10:41:00

But the actor, who has pancreatic cancer, says acting helps him "nurture a positive attitude"

People.com: Patrick Swayze Was 'Best Part' of Stand Up to Cancerupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 20:55:00

"Seeing him in person was amazing," said Charles Barkley, while a producer agreed the actor "put this event over the top"

People.com: Patrick Swayze's Happy - and Healthy - Birthdayupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 07:58:00

The actor turns 56 with a festive celebration including his wife and costars on The Beast set in Chicago

People.com: Patrick Swayze Returns to Workupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 17:09:00

The actor – who's battling pancreatic cancer – looks healthy as he films The Beast

People.com: Patrick Swayze Calls His Recovery a 'Miracle'updated: Tue Jul 22 2008 09:25:00

The star looks healthy as he continues his fight against pancreatic cancer

People.com: Patrick Swayze's New Costars Sing His Praisesupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 13:45:00

Actors on The Beast are eager to get back to work with the star

People.com: Patrick Swayze to Start Filming New TV Seriesupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 16:55:00

The cancer-stricken actor will continue treatment while shooting a show in Chicago

People.com: Patrick Swayze: I'm Responding Well to Treatmentupdated: Wed May 28 2008 23:55:00

Battling pancreatic cancer, he tells PEOPLE he's keeping a busy schedule that includes birthday shopping

People.com: Patrick Swayze & Wife Lisa Catch a Lakers Gameupdated: Tue May 27 2008 09:54:00

The actor, who is fighting pancreatic cancer, watches the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs

People.com: Patrick Swayze 'Thrilled' by His Response to Cancer Treatmentupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 13:57:00

The actor and his wife tell PEOPLE they credit "all the prayers and good thoughts"

People.com: Kelly Lynch Sends Message of Hope for Patrick Swayzeupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 14:06:00

"If anyone can get through this, it's him," Lynch says of her Road House co-star who has cancer

People.com: Swayze's Dirty Dancing Costar Wants to Hug Himupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 09:42:00

Jennifer Grey says "If I saw him, I'd throw my arms around him and love him up"

People.com: Rep: Swayze's Daily Routine Unchangedupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 12:05:00

The actor is undergoing chemotherapy, not radiation, for his cancer, says his publicist

People.com: Whoopi Goldberg Sends Love to Patrick Swayzeupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 01:03:00

The View host wants her Ghost costar "to feel better"

People.com: Patrick Swayze's Projects Continue Despite Diagnosisupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 15:07:00

A TV pilot remains under consideration with the star as an FBI agent

Swayze diagnosed with cancerupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 13:07:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains pancreatic cancer in light of actor Patrick Swayze's diagnosis.

People.com: Doctor 'Optimistic' About Patrick Swayze's Cancerupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 12:42:00

The actor has a "limited amount of disease" and is "responding well to treatment," his doctor says

People.com: Diddy Announces New Assistant on Oprahupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 11:48:00

As part of Oprah Winfrey's YouTube-themed show, Sean "Diddy" Combs – who has been running a contest online to find a new personal assistant – made his choice on the program Tuesday.

A toe-tapping Quest for danceupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 21:16:00

This month, we revisit one of Richard's most celebrated adventures as he sets out on a search for the world's best movers and groovers in a toe-tapping Quest to Dance.

A showgirl spectacleupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 21:16:00

A showgirl spectacle

Lawsuit: Nobody puts studio in a cornerupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:29:00

Nobody puts Lionsgate in a corner.

The insider's guide to 'Dirty Dancing'updated: Wed Oct 25 2006 05:11:00

A stage version of "Dirty Dancing" -- the biggest pre-premiere sell-out show in the history of London theatre -- opened on Tuesday. Here's all you need to know about the latest blockbuster screen-stage crossover.

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