Actor who became known for his portrayal of the dance instructor Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing, and died of pancreatic cancer in 2009.
In his youth, he pursued skills in ice skating and classical ballet, and in 1972 went to New York to complete his formal dance training.
He was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 1991, and played roles in Ghost, Red Dawn, and Road House.
He married actress and dancer Lisa Niemi in June 1975.
Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg co-starred with him in the 1990 romantic fantasy film, Ghost.
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