North Carolina ‘Dirty Dancing’ Town Plans Swayze Memorial
First Published: September 17, 2009 3:18 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images/Time & Life Pictures
RALEIGH, N.C. -- 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.
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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