Sad news for Partridge Family fans — the actress who played the youngest child Tracy, Suzanne Crough Condray, has died. She was only 52.
According to TMZ, her family confirmed that her death was sudden. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday and there is currently no known cause — the county coroner said she died at home Monday night.
Crough Condray is most famous for her role on the hit sitcom, which ran from 1970 to 1974 and also stared David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, and Brian Foster, the Huffington Post added. Her character played the tambourine with the singing group.
She had roles on Mulligan’s Stew and Wonder Woman in the 70s, but her last film was Children of Divorce in 1980, and Crough Condray only appeared on TV twice after that. Those appearances included a 2000 spot on VH1’s Where Are They Now, and an interview with her fellow co-stars on the Today Show.
Suzanne seemed to leave the spotlight for a normal life in Laughlin, Nevada, near Las Vegas, a fact she confirmed during her final appearance in TV in 2010.
“I’m an office manager for Office Max. I have two daughters, I’m married, I have a normal job.”
She also noted at the time that she wasn’t a very good singer.
“I was very good at being Milli Vanilli.”
The Las Vegas Review Journal had a bit more detail about her life outside Partridge. She was born in Fullerton, California, went to Pierce College in Los Angeles, and owned a bookstore in Temecula, California, until 1993.
Since 1999, she’d lived in Laughlin. She is survived by her husband, William, 55, and two daughters Samantha, 27, and Alexandra, 23.
TMZ reported that one of Suzanne’s daughters is getting married this summer.
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