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  Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed    
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The actor Patrick Swayze passed away in 2009 This quiz explores some the aspects of the life of this sadly missed star.
Average, 10 Qns, clevercatz, Oct 25 22
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Oct 25 22
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  Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze   great trivia quiz  
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He overcame his war with drugs, alcohol, and a riding mishap that almost left him paralyzed. Now, cancer has taken the life of one of Hollywood's legendary actors.
Average, 10 Qns, Lilady, Sep 18 09
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  Crazy About Patrick Swayze   popular trivia quiz  
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Patrick Swayze has a little touch of mystery. Come on, check it out! You never know, you may find some facts that you never knew about him before. Have fun and good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, lilady, Feb 22 17
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  Crazy For Swayze   popular trivia quiz  
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A quiz about my favorite actor of all time Patrick Swayze.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Feb 01 17
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Where did Patrick and his wife Lisa Niemi meet?

From Quiz "Crazy About Patrick Swayze"

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Patrick Swayze Trivia Questions

1. When was Patrick Swayze born?

From Quiz
Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: August 18th 1952

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18th 1952 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was the second child of Patsy and Jesse Swayze. He had an older sister called Vickie and two younger brothers called Don and Sean. He also had an adopted younger sister called Bambi. He lived in the northwest neighbourhood of Oak Forest until he was twenty when he moved to New York to continue his dance training.

2. A soul-crushing announcement revealed that Patrick Swayze was suffering from cancer. Which disease was he diagnosed with on March 6, 2008?

From Quiz Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze

Answer: Pancreatic cancer

One of the most severe of cancers, Patrick was informed he had stage IV pancreatic cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, many people are diagnosed with this disease every year; however, symptoms are not usually detected until the cancer has spread to a late stage.

3. What is Patrick Swayze's middle name?

From Quiz Crazy About Patrick Swayze

Answer: Wayne

He was born Patrick Wayne Swayze, to Jesse and Patsy Swayze on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas. He had two brothers and two sisters. His youngest sister, Bambi, was adopted.

4. What sport did Swayze pursue during his time at High School, in the hope of gaining a college scholarship before an injury put an end to this ambition?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: Football

Swayze attended Waltrip High School in Houston where he was involved in many athletic pursuits including gymnastics and ballet. He represented his school in football and was hoping to gain a football scholarship for college until a serious leg injury put an end to this dream when he was 18. Luckily after having to wear a full length plaster on his leg for six months he was able to come back from his injury and concentrate on his dancing.

5. What was Patrick Swayze's first movie?

From Quiz Crazy For Swayze

Answer: Skatetown, USA

"Skatetown, USA" came out in 1979. Patrick Swayze played Ace Johnson in this disco movie. This movie featured some disco dancers who prepare for having a major race. The climax came at the showdown between Stan (played by Greg Bradford) and Ace (played by Swayze).

6. In the beginning, what treatments were not given to Swayze for his threatening illness?

From Quiz Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze

Answer: Acupuncture

Swayze endured treatments of chemotherapy and CyberKnife radiotherapy, an advanced, non-surgical technique in treating cancerous tumors. The new method injects the dose of radiation directly to the tumor. With his permission, he was also placed on an experimental drug called Vatalaneb. At his own choice, he took Chinese herbs.

7. The first movie that was ever rated PG13 by the movie industry, starred Patrick Swayze. What was the title of his movie?

From Quiz Crazy About Patrick Swayze

Answer: Red Dawn

"Red Dawn" (1984) was about a group of high school students in Colorado who became guerrilas when the U.S. was invaded by the Soviet Union and Cuba. They called themselves, the Wolverines, after their school mascot. Patrick played the older brother of Matt (Charlie Sheen), and Jennifer Grey played Toni. She later co-starred with Swayze in the 1987 hit film, "Dirty Dancing". The film name was used by the U.S. Army's, Operation Red Dawn, in which Saddam Hussein was captured on December 13, 2003.

8. In 1981 Patrick appeared in an episode the television series "M.A.S.H." as a terminally ill G.I. called Gary Sturgis. What was the name of the episode?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: Blood Brothers

"Blood Brothers" was the 18th episode of season 9 of the cult television series "M.A.S.H.". Patrick Swayze starred as Private Gary Sturgis. He offers his blood to his colleague but when his blood is tested for cross-matching it is discovered that he has leukemia. The doctors insist that he goes to Tokyo for treatment but Sturgis insists that he stays with his colleague until he recovers consciousness.

9. In which movie did he sing "I'm Henry the VIII I am" ... to get Oda Mae to help him out?

From Quiz Crazy For Swayze

Answer: Ghost

"Ghost" was released in 1991. Swayze played Sam, who was murdered and then returned as a ghost to let his girlfriend Molly (played by Demi Moore) know it was not an accident that he was killed. Oda Mae Brown was played by Whoopi Goldberg. When Oda Mae told Molly about Sam singing "Henry the VIII" Molly replied that was how he got her to go out with him originally.

10. In the film "Ghost" (1990), Patrick starred with Demi Moore. When she said "I love you", what was his reply?

From Quiz Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze

Answer: Ditto

The word 'ditto' means the same thing or a duplication stated by what a person has spoken. Patrick, who portrayed Sam Wheat in this emotionally, romantic film, struggled to show his true feelings by saying the phrase, "I love you". Instead, he would say "ditto". The words that Molly (Moore) yearned to hear more than anything was just hard for Sam to speak. It was not until the end of the movie as he was about to pass into another world that he told her that he loved her. Her reply? "Ditto".

11. Where did Patrick and his wife Lisa Niemi meet?

From Quiz Crazy About Patrick Swayze

Answer: Dance studio

Lisa Anne Haapaniemi (later shortened for the pronunciation), was 15 years old when she and Patrick met at his mother's dance studio in Houston, Texas. Together, she and Patrick took dance lessons. When Lisa was 19 years old, they were married on June 12, 1975.

12. One of Patrick Swayze's first major film roles was in the 1983 film "The Outsiders". What was the name of his character in this film?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: Darryl "Darry" Curtis

"The Outsiders" was a 1983 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the book of the same name by the author S.E. Hinton. It tells the story of 14 year old Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with society. His parents are dead and he and his brother Sodapop are being raised by their older brother Darryl (played by Swayze). The film tells of the trouble caused between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs.

13. What was Patrick Swayze's father's name?

From Quiz Crazy For Swayze

Answer: Jesse

Patrick Swayze's father, Jesse Wayne Swayze, like his son was an alcoholic. Both he and Swayze died at the same age, but his father died from a fatal heart attack.

14. In 1987 Swayze starred in the film "Dirty Dancing" as dance instructor Johnny Castle. Which song on the soundtrack did he write and sing?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: She's Like the Wind

"Dirty Dancing" was released in 1987 and tells the story of teenager Frances "Baby" Houseman who goes on holiday with her parents and sister to a sleepy resort in the Catskills, USA. Here she meets the dance instructor Johnny Castle who enlists her as his new dance partner. Patrick Swayze and his co-writer Stacy Widelitz wrote the song "She's Like the Wind" in 1984 and it was originally intended to be used on the soundtrack of the 1984 film "Grandview USA" which starred Swayze with Jamie Lee Curtis and John Cusack. The song reached number three on the "US Billboard Hot 200".

15. This was probably the most famous line spoken by Swayze in any film. In which movie did he say "Nobody puts Baby in the corner."?

From Quiz Crazy For Swayze

Answer: Dirty Dancing

"Dirty Dancing" was released in 1987. Swayze played Johnny Castle a dance instructor who fell in love with Frances "Baby" Houseman. Baby was played by Jennifer Grey, daughter of legendary Broadway actor Joel Grey. In the movie, Baby's family went on vacation at the Kellerman's where she met and fell in love with Johnny. The problem is her family had money, he was poor. Everyone thought he was a thief when some wallets turned up missing, Baby had to admit she's been staying in his cabin at night to prove his innocence. Only it didn't work and he was fired, but he returned at the end to do the final dance and declared to Baby's parents "Nobody puts Baby in the corner."

16. After learning of his cancer, he wrote a letter pleading for help. To whom was it written?

From Quiz Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze

Answer: Congress

Swayze wrote his letter to the U.S. Government on February 8, 2009. It can be seen in its entirety on the "Washington Post" link. He entitled it, "I'm battling cancer. How about some help, Congress?" Patrick declared, "With Congress about to decide how much money to include for medical research, as part of the economic stimulus package, the time has come to take my personal fight to a larger stage. My message to our senators and representatives is simple: Vote for the maximum funding to let the National Institutes of Health fight cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Stand up to cancer. Stand up for people fighting serious disease. Stand up and help restore America's economy. Stand up and help build a prosperous and healthy future for our people by giving the NIH $10 billion for research. Stand up to create jobs, fight illness and deliver hope".

17. An unexpected tragedy happened to the Swayze family in 1994. Do you know what it was?

From Quiz Crazy About Patrick Swayze

Answer: Suicide

Patrick's sister, Vicky, used pain killers to commit suicide. Patrick had been very close to his sister. It was then, he turned to alcohol to try to deal with his grief. His father, Jesse Wayne Swayze, died of alcoholism in 1982. His wife, Lisa, gave him an ultimatum, that it was the alcohol or her. He chose to check himself into a clinic and get help to overcome his disease.

18. In the 1989 film "Road House" Swayze plays a "cooler" who is employed to protect a bar from corrupt business men who live in the area. What was the name of the bar?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: Double Deuce

The film "Road House" was released in 1989. It was directed by Rowdy Herrington. Swayze plays the character James Dalton who is employed by Frank Tilghman (played by Kevin Tighe) to take over the security of his bar "The Double Deuce". Sam Elliot plays his friend and mentor Wade Garrett who comes to help him after problems escalate.

19. When and where was Patrick Swayze born?

From Quiz Crazy For Swayze

Answer: August 18, 1952 in Texas

His mother was a dance instructor, so he was dancing all his life. Growing up in Texas and being a male taking ballet made life tough for Swayze, until someone picked on him and he beat the person up, after that the boys in his neighborhood left him alone and accepted that he could dance.

20. In which film was Patrick best known for his role as Johnny Castle?

From Quiz Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze

Answer: Dirty Dancing

The film "Dirty Dancing" (1987) will probably be one of the most remembered romantic films Hollywood ever produced. Patrick was recognized for his acting talent and dancing in the sensational blockbuster. Just the title is universally renowned and made his career soar. Set in 1963, he depicted a dance instructor at a resort when he met "Baby", who was on vacation with her parents. Not only did she develop a crush on him, she was fascinated by the dance moves and soon became his pupil. At the end, all eyes were on Johnny and Baby as they performed the resort's final dance of the summer.

21. Patrick performed a song for the hit movie, "Dirty Dancing" (1987). What was the title?

From Quiz Crazy About Patrick Swayze

Answer: She's Like The Wind

Patrick revealed an unknown talent to the public when he wrote, composed, and performed his hit song, "She's Like The Wind". It reached number three on the American pop charts.

22. In which 1991 film did Patrick Swayze co-star with Keanu Reeves?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: Point Break

"Point Break" is a 1991 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. It tells the story of undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (played by Reeves) who infiltrates a gang of bank robbing surfers who are lead by the charismatic Bodhi (Swayze). The gang are called the "Ex-Presidents" as they wear rubber masks depicting Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B Johnson as they are robbing banks. The film's title is a surfing term which mean a location where a wave breaks as it hits land jutting from the coast.

23. Who did Swayze marry on June 12, 1975?

From Quiz Crazy For Swayze

Answer: Lisa Niemi

On June 12, 1975 Swayze married Lisa Niemi. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 and she was 14 in 1970. Lisa was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother.

24. Patrick surprisingly stunned his audience with a hidden talent. He was musically gifted as well. Which song did he co-write and sing for the "Dirty Dancing" (1987) soundtrack?

From Quiz Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze

Answer: She's like the Wind

The song, "She's Like the Wind" was originally co-written by Swayze and Stacy Widelitz in 1984, for the soundtrack of his film, "Grandview, U.S.A." (1984). The song never made it in production for that film, however, when the producers and director for "Dirty Dancing" heard it, they felt it was perfect for the film. His song rose to number three on Billboard's Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary. It became a hit worldwide and the "Dirty Dancing" album stayed at number one for nineteen weeks.

25. It is well known that Patrick loved horses. In fact, which breed of horse was his favorite?

From Quiz Crazy About Patrick Swayze

Answer: Arabian

Patrick's father, Jesse Wayne Swayze, was friends with Tom and Rita McNair, who were well-known for their breeding and training of Arabian horses. They trained a chestnut Arabian horse named Tammen, which was given to Patrick by his wife, Lisa. Used as a sire in their own breeding program, Patrick always said that Tammen was his favorite horse.

26. In which film did Swayze star in his final role before his death in 2009?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: Powder Blue

"Powder Blue" is an ensemble film made in 2009 and directed by Timothy Linh Bui. Swayze stars as Velvet Larry who owns a sleazy strip club in Los Angeles. The film follows various characters that meet by chance on Christmas Eve. The film also stars Eddie Redmayne, Ray Liotta, Lisa Kudrow and Patrick's brother Don.

27. Due to the uncertainty of his illness, Patrick and his wife did something extraordinary with each another. What did the famous couple do?

From Quiz Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze

Answer: Renewed their wedding vows

Since cancer seems to make a person believe they are living on borrowed time, it was exceedingly important for Patrick to renew his wedding vows to his wife of many years. Patrick and Lisa Neimi were married on June 12, 1975 shortly after her graduation in Houston, Texas. Two months after hearing the heart-wrenching news of his cancer, the renewal of their vows took place in May 2008.

28. Patrick played a main character by the name of Orry Main. What was the name of the mini-series?

From Quiz Crazy About Patrick Swayze

Answer: North and South

Patrick played the part of a confederate soldier who befriended, George, a member of the Union army. ABC ran the six part mini-series in November of 1985.

29. Patrick Swayze was married to the same woman from 1975 until his death in 2009. What was her name?

From Quiz Patrick Swayze - Still Sadly Missed

Answer: Lisa Niemi

Patrick Swayze married Lisa Niemi on the 12th June 1975 after a five year courtship. They had met when she started taking lesson from his mother Patsy. When he was diagnosed with cancer they renewed their vows at their ranch in New Mexico in 2008.

30. What kind of cancer ultimately took Patrick Swayze's life on September 14, 2009?

From Quiz Crazy For Swayze

Answer: pancreatic

According to the American Cancer Society pancreatic cancer is not fully preventable. However, cigarette smokers (of which Patrick Swayze was a well-known chain smoker) account for 20%-30% of all cases. Patrick Swayze was 57 when he died. His body has been cremated and his ashes were spread across his horse ranch in New Mexico.

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