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Teresa Palmer cast as female lead in 'Point Break' remake

Teresa Palmer cast as female lead in 'Point Break' remake

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) --Teresa Palmer has been cast to star opposite to Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey in the upcoming remake of the action thriller "Point Break."
Veronica Linares
Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, marries longtime beau

Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, marries longtime beau

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 26 (UPI) --Lisa Niemi's publicist has confirmed the dancer and actress married jeweler Albert DePrisco Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida.
Karen Butler
Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler has opted out of Alcon's remake of the 1991 surfer film, Point Break, which was due to start filming in in late June.
Kate Stanton
Joyce Maynard says she loves the film version of her book 'Labor Day'

Joyce Maynard says she loves the film version of her book 'Labor Day'

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. author Joyce Maynard says she couldn't be more pleased with writer-director Jason Reitman's big-screen adaptation of her romantic drama "Labor Day."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Gerard Butler may star in 'Point Break' remake

Gerard Butler may star in 'Point Break' remake

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler is in final negotiations to star in the remake of the 1991 Keanu Reeves-Patrick Swayze movie, "Point Break," the Hollywood Reporter said.
A 'Point Break' remake is still happening, possibly with Gerard Butler

A 'Point Break' remake is still happening, possibly with Gerard Butler

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler is reportedly in talks to play Patrick Swayze's character.
Kate Stanton
Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze's widow, gets engaged

Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze's widow, gets engaged

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Four years after the death of her husband, Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, has found new love.
Gabrielle Levy

Patrick Swayze's widow engaged

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Deceased U.S. actor Patrick Swayze's widow, actress and dancer Lisa Niemi, is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, her representatives confirm.

Rob Cohen to direct 'Road House' remake

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. director Rob Cohen has been recruited to direct an MGM remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze film "Road House."
Patrick Swayze's mother Patsy dead at 86

Patrick Swayze's mother Patsy dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Patsy Swayze's publicist says the choreographer and dance instructor has died at her home in California's Simi Valley. She was 86.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
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'Point Break Live!' coming to New York this summer

'Point Break Live!' coming to New York this summer

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- A stage parody of the 1991 Keanu Reeves-Patrick Swayze action movie "Point Break" is to begin an open-ended run in New York next month, producers said.
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Alley says she and Swayze fell in love

Alley says she and Swayze fell in love

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kirstie Alley told "Entertainment Tonight" she and the late actor Patrick Swayze fell in love in the 1980s when they were married to other people.
People in the news

People in the news

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Patrick Swayze
American actor Patrick Swayze attends a photocall for the musical Guys and Dolls at The Century,Piccadilly in London on June 5,2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Patrick Wayne Swayze ( /ˈsweɪziː/; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years.

Diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008, Swayze told Barbara Walters a year later that he was "kicking it". However, he died from the disease on September 14, 2009. His last role was the lead in an ill-fated A&E TV series, The Beast, which premiered on January 15, 2009. Due to a prolonged decline in health, Swayze was unable to promote the series. On June 15, 2009, Entertainment Tonight announced the show's cancellation.

Patrick Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Yvonne Helen (née Karnes; born 1927), a choreographer, dance instructor, and dancer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982), an engineering draftsman. Swayze was raised Roman Catholic. He had two younger brothers, actor Don Swayze (born 1958) and Sean Kyle (born 1962), and two sisters, Vickie Lynn (1949–1994) and Bambi. He was a sixth cousin once removed of news commentator John Cameron Swayze, and a relative of noted Texas Revolution soldier Henry Karnes.

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