Patsy Swayze, dance teacher, mother of actor, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Choreographer and dance instructor Patsy Swayze, the mother of late actor Patrick Swayze, has died. She was 86.
Swayze died on Monday night at her home in Simi Valley, publicist Annett Wolf said. No cause of death was given.
Born in 1927, Patsy Swayze taught dance for decades, and her students included Tommy Tune and Debbie Allen. She taught at the University of Houston for more than a decade and also was a choreographer for the Houston Playhouse Center and the Houston Youth Symphony and Ballet Company.
She moved to Simi Valley in 1980 after choreographing the movie Urban Cowboy.