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Patrick Swayze's Widow Praises Jennifer Grey's Tribute Performance

September 22, 2010 (5:02 am) GMT
Lisa Niemi was thrilled when watching her husband's 'Dirty Dancing' co-star dancing to 'These Arms of Mine' on 'Dancing with the Stars'.

's widow Lisa Niemi has heaped praise on her late husband's "Dirty Dancing" co-star for taking to the dance floor again for a TV tribute to the star. Grey broke down during rehearsals for "" on Monday night, September 20 when the emotion of what she was doing hit her - and the footage aired on the season debut.

The actress danced to "Dirty Dancing" tune "These Arms of Mine" with professional - and confessed the experience reminded her of dancing with Swayze in the movie. But she shone on the dance floor, and wowed Swayze's widow.

Niemi tells Access Hollywood Live, "What they showed of Jennifer in rehearsals... I was not quite expecting so much connection to Patrick during the rehearsals and of course it makes total sense. It was a little tough."

"But I thought that dancing to 'These Arms of Mine'... first of all I think that she did every bit as good a job as I thought she would and then some. Jennifer is a natural talent and she brought this kind of special sensuality... I was super thrilled."

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