Before They Were Stars: Patrick Swayze in a Toto Music Video

Toto’s song, “Rosanna”, was one of the biggest hit singles of 1982 and its music video provided an interesting precursor to Dirty Dancing, featuring a young Patrick Swayze as one of the background dancers. Unfortunately, there are a lot of background dancers on display here, so Swayze’s kinda tough to see, but he plays the one in the red jacket. It’s also worth noting that the woman who played “Rosanna” here, Cynthia Rhodes, also went on to act in Dirty Dancing, as the girl who gets the abortion. And if that wasn’t enough interesting trivia for you, the director of this music video was Steve Barron, who eventually directed the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

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