Suzanne Crough, aka Suzanne Condray, the tv and movie actress best known for her role on the hit 1970’s tv series The Partridge Family, is dead at age 52. According to TMZ is reporting now, Suzanne Crough’s death was confirmed by a family member. Few details are known regarding her death at this time. What is known is that Crough died in Nevada on Monday, April 27, 2015, and she is survived by her husband, William, and two daughters, Samantha and Alexandra. A cause of death has not been specified, according to AL.com
Suzanne Crough made a name for herself when she appeared on the popular teen television show The Partridge Family from 1974 to 1978. Born in Fullerton, California, in 1963, the child actress began making tv appearances for commercials, and then in 1971 she appeared on This Is Your Life, as herself. In the 1970’s she appeared as Tracy Partridge, the strawberry blonde, tambourine playing girl in The Partridge Family. She also appeared in Goober and the Ghost Chasers tv series in 1973. In the mid to late 1970’s Suzanne Crough appeared in the tv series Wonder Woman and Mulligan’s Stew, according to her biography. The child star also appeared in the tv movies Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway and Children of Divorce. She worked as an actress up until 1980, and then disappeared from show business and settled into life as a mother and housewife.
Public records show that she is also known by the name Suzanne J. Condray and has lived in Laughlin, Nevada, and several cities in California, such as Murrieta, Sacramento, Orangevale, and Temecula.
In later years, she is rumored to have been a bookstore owner until the early 1990’s. A follow up People magazine article stated that after she left television, she worked odd jobs, such as waiting tables and parking cars. She also told People that she missed show business.
“When I saw A League of Their Own,” she recalls, “I said, ‘I could’ve been in that picture.’ It would’ve been fun.”
Most recently, Suzanne Crough was seen on VH-1 Where Are They Now? in 2000 and on Today in 2010, where she appeared alongside her former cast mates from The Partridge Family. So far, there are no details on when a memorial or funeral service will be held for Suzanne Crough.
Even though she left television decades ago, the fans of The Partridge Family have maintained a following and are deeply saddened by the Crough’s death. Here are a few expressions from social media.
“Too young! RIP Suzanne.”
“This makes me sad, makes us realize how old we are.”
“The youngest one OMG!! R.I.P.”
“Sad. One of my favorite shows when I was younger. RIP.”