Lisa Niemi, wife of the late Patrick Swayze, speaks at the Women's Conference 2009 in Long Beach, California October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, will talk about loving -- and losing -- her Hollywood star husband in an interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey due to be aired on Friday.

Winfrey's website,, said The Oprah Winfrey Show interview with Niemi, Swayze's wife of 34 years, was her first one-on-one since her husband died in September following a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Niemi and Swayze co-authored the Dirty Dancing star's memoirs, The Time of My Life, which went on sale late last month. In the book, Swayze, who was 57 when he died, said he had made peace with the notion of dying from cancer after initially finding his diagnosis a cruel joke.

Swayze was diagnosed in January 2008 with pancreatic cancer, which has only a 5 percent, five-year survival rate.

While undergoing chemotherapy, Swayze filmed a new TV police drama series called The Beast, which was broadcast in the United States earlier this year.

Swayze's storied career included runs on Broadway in the plays Grease and Chicago. He also starred in the 1990 blockbuster Ghost and the 2001 movie Donnie Darko.