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Patrick Swayze with Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters, right, poses with actor Patrick Swayze at his California ranch on Dec. 6, 2008, as part of his first television interview since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Swayze says his yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer put him "through hell" while he pushed ahead on a new TV series.AP photo/ABC, Ron Tom