FILE - In this image provided by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Patrick Swayze, portraying Johnny Castle, and Jennifer Grey, portraying Baby Houseman, are shown in a scene from the film, "Dirty Dancing." Swayze's publicist Annett Wolf says the 57-year-old "Dirty Dancing" actor died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Lionsgate Home Entertainment) ** NO SALES **
"He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor," "DWTS" Executive Producer Conrad Green told People, which first reported the story. "He inspired many people and many of our pros to dance. We want to honor the great moments he's brought to film by getting our dancers to do their interpretation to some music from his films."
While it is fitting that a show about dancing would honor the late actor, who died on Monday at the age of 57 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, they also have a history with the star.
Swayze previously visited the "Dancing With the Stars" set during its first season in 2005.
"We have some very fond memories of [the late actor] coming to help us our when we were a tiny little show way back when," Green said.
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