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Patrick Bissell (1957–1987)

Patrick Bissell was born on December 1, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as Walter Patrick Bissell. He was an actor, known for American Ballet Theatre at the Met (1984), Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding), a Ballet in Three Acts (1984) and Pavlova: A Tribute to the Legendary Ballerina (1982). He was married to Jolinda Menendez. He died on December 28... See full bio »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Philadelphia was a very strange incident, because I was very, very successful. 'Why did I do it? I don't know. It's something I'm working on with a doctor to find out why I punish myself after having successful performances. . . . That's a problem with the drugs. I do good performances, and then I punish myself with the drugs. I try to destroy myself. It's a weird kind of cycle. You don't know ... See more »


Was a student of the School of American Ballet, the most prestigious academy in the United States, and moved into the top ranks of American Ballet Theatre. See more »


His "tough cowboy" look See more »


Tarzan (named by the ballerinas in the company because of his amazing size and strength). See more »

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