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‘Patridge Family’ child star Suzanne Crough dies

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS – The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show “The Partridge Family” has died.

Suzanne Crough Condray, who played Tracy Partridge, was found dead Monday night at home in Laughlin, near Las Vegas. She was 52.

Las Vegas police said they believe she suffered a medical episode and the circumstances of her death are not suspicious.

Her husband, William Condray, said his wife was a patient and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

“She was madly in love with her granddaughter,” Condray said of their 1-year-old granddaughter, Evelena.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Tuesday that an autopsy was scheduled today. Her cause of death is pending the results of forensic laboratory testing.

The child actress was featured in commercials and on “The Partridge Family,” which ran on ABC from September 1970 to March 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.

Crough as Tracy played the tambourine as a member of the TV family’s band.

As an adult, Crough continued to work in movies for television and had a starring role in the film “Teenage Father,” according to IMDB.com.

Crough lived for years in her native California with her husband and two daughters.

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