'Dirty Dancing' Town Plans Memorial
Actor Patrick Swayze poses for the photographers, prior to the premiere of his new film "Keeping Mum" at a Leicester Square cinema in central London, in this Nov. 28, 2005, file photo. A representative for Patrick Swayze says he is being treated for pancreatic cancer but is well enough to continue working. The "Dirty Dancing" actor has a very limited amount of disease and appears to be responding well to treatment, according to Dr. George Fisher, Swayze's physician. The doctor's prognosis was included in a statement released Wednesday, March 5, 2008, by Swayze's representative, Annett Wolf. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file
The residents of a North Carolina community where much of "Dirty Dancing" was filmed are planning a memorial service for star Patrick Swayze.
Swayze died Monday evening
of pancreatic cancer.
The town of Lake Lure will remember the 57-year-old during a memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday at Firefly Cove, a housing development that was Camp Chimney Rock when "Dirty Dancing" was filmed. Many of the film's outdoor scenes were filmed there, as was the cabin of Johnny Castle, Swayze's character.
Photos: Patrick Swayze
Although the service is free, visitors will be asked to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The movie was released in 1987.
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