Who could say that she didn’t go ‘crazy’ over ‘Swayze’ after watching his biggest films, Dirty Dancing and Ghost? Surely, his loving gaze, good soul, and sexy moves just melted your heart.
Though, he had gone too soon, we know that his memory will be etched in our hearts forever. Let us pay tribute to the man whose heart was so brave, he touched millions of lives. Here are 20 facts that you may have not known yet about one of the sexiest men ever in history.
1. He was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas.
2. He had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
3. He loves dancing although he excelled in athletics being a top swimmer, gymnast and football player in high school.
He was offered scholarships for both dance and athletics in college and chose a gymnastics scholarship, but he didn’t graduate, instead he went off to New York to pursue a dancing career.
4. He was married to the same woman for over 30 years.
He was 19 years old when he first met Lisa Niemi, who was 15 years old at the time and was a student at his mother’s Houston-area dance studio. Five years later, they married on June 12, 1975. They remained together through all the ups and downs in their life, including his becoming an alcoholic after his father’s death to his rise to stardom and being a sex symbol to millions of women.