Suzanne Crough

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Suzanne Crough
The Partridge Family Suzanne Crough 1970.jpg
Suzanne Crough, c. 1970
Born (1963-03-06)March 6, 1963
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Died April 27, 2015(2015-04-27) (aged 52)
Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.
Cause of death Heart ailment
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–1980
Spouse(s) William Condray (m. 1985–2015)
Children 2

Suzanne J. Crough[1] (March 6, 1963 – April 27, 2015) was an American child actress best known for her role as Tracy Partridge on The Partridge Family.[2]


Crough was the youngest of eight siblings born to an Irish-American family. Her parents, Joseph Wilfred Crough (1919-1987) and Anne (née O'Malley) Crough (1922-2006), and elder siblings, Mrs. Kathleen Galaise (1948-2009) and Patrick Thomas Crough (1956-1993), all predeceased her.[3]


On The Partridge Family, Crough played Tracy Partridge, the youngest Partridge sibling, who played the tambourine. After The Partridge Family, she made several TV movies and made guest appearances on television shows, including Mulligan's Stew. Her last credited on-screen role was as Kate in the 1980 TV movie Children of Divorce.

Post-acting life[edit]

Crough graduated from Los Angeles Pierce College and until 1993 owned and operated a bookstore. She married William Condray in July 1985; the couple had two daughters.[4]

On March 2, 2010, during a reunion interview with several co-stars from The Partridge Family on The Today Show, she stated she was a manager at an OfficeMax in Bullhead City, Arizona.[5]


Crough died suddenly at her home in Laughlin, Nevada, on April 27, 2015, at the age of 52.[5] The cause of death was not immediately reported, but Las Vegas police issued a statement that it was due to a "medical episode" and was "not suspicious."[6]

According to the Clark County, Nevada coroner, Crough's cause of death was arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, a rare form of cardiomyopathy.[7] Several of Crough's Partridge Family co-stars had paid tribute to her, including Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce. Bonaduce lamented, "Everyone thought I'd be the first Partridge to go. Sadly it was little Tracy. Suzanne was a wonderful lady and a good mom, She will be missed".[8]



  1. ^ "Suzanne Crough". CBS Interactive. 
  2. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes: Suzanne Crough". Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  3. ^ Profile,; accessed October 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Suzanne Crough, child star on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 52". Los Angeles Times. AP. April 28, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Kelly, Ray (April 28, 2015). "Suzanne Crough, played Tracy Partridge on 'The Partridge Family', dead at 52". Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ Moyer, Justin (April 29, 2015). "Suzanne Crough, Partridge Family's clutch tambourine player, is dead at 52". Washington Post. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ Suzanne Crough died of rare heart ailment, coroner says,; accessed October 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Danny Bonaduce on Suzanne Crough's death: 'Everyone thought I'd be the first Partridge to go'",; accessed October 27, 2015.

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