Remembering Johnny Castle and Baby Costumes

Patrick Swayze will be remembered most for his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost. His talent not only on the screen, but also on the dance floor gave him the perfect abilities to hold the role of Johnny Castle in the film Dirty Dancing. Swayze passed away on September 14th, 2009 after a difficult fight with cancer. However, he worked up until the end with an A&E show. People magazine named Swayze as the sexiest man alive in 1991. He was born in Houston, Texas to a dance instructor and choreographer. In 1972 he moved to New York City to finish his formal dance training.

The first break Patrick Swayze received was as a dancer for the Disney on Parade and then with a part in the Broadway production of Grease. He appeared in the film Skatetown USA and on TV in MASH before getting a small appearance on The Renegades. For the next few years he had roles in The Outsiders, Red Dawn and Youngblood before a television role in the miniseries North and South.

The breakthrough role as Johnny Castle in 1987’s Dirty Dancing opened doors for Swayze. It was an unlikely chance since the film was low budget and it was intended for one weekend in the theater before moving to video. It was always considered a surprise hit by studios and indeed no one thought it would gross over $300 million during the production stage.

For those who want to honor the great actor as well as find the perfect couples costume for Halloween this year look to Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby”¬ù Houseman costumes. These Dirty Dancing costumes will most likely appear at several costume parties in the next month, not only as a tribute to a great star lost, but also because of the following the movie has always had.

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