Suzanne Crough Condray, who played the youngest daughter on the hit 1970s television show “The Partridge Family,” died April 27 at her home in Laughlin, Nev. She was 52.
A spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner’s Office said determination of the cause of death remains under investigation.
The former child actress, then known as Suzanne Crough, was featured in commercials and on “The Partridge Family,” which ran on ABC from 1970 to 1974. The show revolved around a widowed mother and her five children who formed a band. The series starred Shirley Jones, with her real-life stepson David Cassidy as the resident heartthrob.
Ms. Crough as Tracy played the tambourine as a member of the TV family’s band. She was often the warm backdrop that set up the zingers flung out by her on-screen brother Danny, played by Danny Bonaduce.
As an adult, she continued to work in movies for television and had a leading role in the 1978 film “Teenage Father.” The film won director Taylor Hackford an Oscar for best live action short film.
Later on in life, the former actress attended the occasional “Partridge Family” reunion, including interviews and other celebrations.
Suzanne Crough was born on March 6, 1963, in Fullerton, Calif. As an adult, she graduated from Los Angeles Pierce College, owned a bookstore in Temecula, Calif., and moved to Nevada to work in management for a retail company.
Survivors include her husband, William Condray, their two daughters, and a granddaughter.
— from staff and wire reports