ABC News special looks at the life of Patrick Swayze.
ABC’s “Superstar” series has profiled many late great celebrities in the past, including Whitney Houston, Robin Williams, George Michael and Richard Pryor.
On Thursday April 14, the series looked at actor Patrick Swayze and chronicled his rise to fame. The documentary-style special “told the dynamic life story of the American heartthrob — from his upbringing around his mother’s ballet company and her fight against segregation to the high school football injury that set him on his path to stardom to his leading roles in the hit films ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Ghost’ and cult classics ‘Roadhouse’ and ‘Point Break.’
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Through interviews with co-stars and friends who open up about Patrick Swayze for the first time publicly, as well as footage from the ABC News archives, the program provides new insight into Swayze’s courageous spirit, his many talents and the cancer diagnosis that tragically ended his life at the age of 57.”
Interviews for tonight’s special include co-stars Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, Liam Neeson, Lea Thompson and C. Thomas Howell, plus family friends Debbie Allen and Jaclyn Smith. If you miss tonight’s show, you can watch tomorrow on Hulu.