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The Gentleman Cowboy

His biggest films were Dirty Dancing and Ghost. He was known as the gentleman cowboy, but Patrick Swayze passed away at the age of just 57.

Swayze’s big break came in 1987 with the film Dirty Dancing. It was a low-budget film and was almost scrapped at one point. However, it eventually became a big hit that generated $64 million at the US box office and $214 million worldwide. In the film, Swayze played dance instructor Johnny Castle who starts a romance with 17-year-old New Yorker Frances “Baby” Houseman (played by Jennifer Grey). In real life, dance was always important for Swayze. His mother owned a dance studio in Houston (Texas) and he learnt to dance at an early age. Swayze met his future wife, Lisa Niemi, at his mum’s dance studio.

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Good news! The latest issue of Hot English (187 – the December issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: how to start a presentation. Learn lots of useful phrases for beginning your talk. Plus, find out how to really impress the audience. As part of this, you’ll learn about 7 ways to start your presentation with a bang! Plus, 12 useful words and expressions for talking about morning routines, 10 useful words for talking about taxis, useful words for talking about e-mails, 8 expressions for describing people who aren’t very “nice”, “road” idioms, “travel” phrasal verbs... plus: • British culture – unusual games. • Business – Walt Disney. • Film – Patrick Swayze. • Grammar – the Present Continuous. • Mystery – the Shroud of Turin. • Language – typical mistakes. • Culture – vampire popularity. • Politics – Ted Kennedy. • Travel – Rio de Janeiro. • Humour – insurance claims. • Advertising – celebrity advertising. • Politics – Berlusconi. • Animal rights – food celebrities. • Slang – our dictionary of slang. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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