Patrick Swayze: a life in pictures

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Patrick Swayze: a life in pictures

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, Texas to choreographer Patsy Swayze – nee Karnes – and her former cowboy-turned-engineering drafter husband Jesse. The couple's second child, he arrived nearly three years after his sister Vicky Lynn and had two younger brothers - actor Don and Sean Kyle. He's pictured in 1957, aged five, enjoying a day at the beach in Texas with his parents.