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Nov 2, 2009 | 7:30 pm
Even though Patrick Swayze was a Hollywood star and "the sexiest man alive" he never lost his Houston roots. His mom Patsy let us peek into the family album and friend Warner Roberts remembers.
Pictured here: Patrick played a conflicted Civil War solider in the 1985 mini-series "North and South."
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Former Houston Chronicle television editor Ann Hodges remembers meeting Patrick on the set of the 1985 miniseries "North and South," where he played a Southern rebel making friends with his first Yankee at West Point on the eve of the Civil War. By then he had appeared in a variety of television and movie roles. When she watched him filming the scene, Ann remembers thinking: “This guy is really going to be big; this role is going to make him a super star. He WAS a hero; he was dashing; he was romantic. Actually, he was thrilled that he got the role. He was a nice person, and I do not think he ever changed. The miniseries did well, but it wasn’t the blockbuster I thought it would be. It wasn’t Patrick’s “break out” role.”