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'Music Man' Actress

Dead at 74

12/5/2012 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Susan Luckey – who famously played the role of Mayor Shinn's daughter Zaneeta in the 1962 classic “The Music Man” – passed away at her L.A. home early Thursday morning at the age of 74 … this according to her daughter Shayna Reynolds.  

Reynolds tells TMZ that her mother – real name Suzanne Douglas -- hadn't been suffering from any long-term illness ... explaining that her death was "just old age."

We're told Susan didn’t want a traditional funeral -- instead, her body was cremated and the remains placed in a "decorative box" where other family members have been laid to rest. 

Besides her role in "The Music Man," Luckey starred alongside Shirley Jones in the 1956 film “Carousel” … and was one of the Native Americans in the original Broadway production of “Peter Pan.”

R.I.P.
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anon.    

R.I.P.

583 days ago
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Patti    

I love the sweet picture of her on the stairs with her stuffed rabbit. RIP

583 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

Bless her heart. RIP

583 days ago
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Truth    

74??? Damn, she looks 90. They say celeb deaths occurs in 3's. 2 down 1 to go... Who will be the 3rd?? #RIP #TRUTH!!

583 days ago
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Wow ...    

R.I.P.

583 days ago
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Kristin    

Three all together, sad....

583 days ago
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Slade Craven    

So according to this article, she doesn't pass away until tomorrow morning?

583 days ago
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queen love    

2012, too many celebrities died this year, too many love ones have passed away.

583 days ago
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Laura    

She looks adorable on the stairs--rest in peace.

583 days ago
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Criss    

Sorry, but 74 is no longer "just old age"!

583 days ago
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Turk182    

God Bless you and your family.

583 days ago
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Kendra    

OMG she looks so sweet on the stairs and reminds me of my nana:)

583 days ago
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buzz kill    

Damn, she didn't age well. Lokks more like 94 than 74. RIP

583 days ago
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tony gee    

Old age? at 74? At a time when people live over a hundred!

583 days ago
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JustSayin    

Sending prayers to her loved ones. She looks like such a sweetheart... Rest In Peace

583 days ago
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