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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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Barbara    

Well excuse me...74 is not old age...said by a 74yr old :-)

625 days ago
17.

Masoman    

Sounds like Suzanne was a classy lady with alot of spunk ... Thoughts and prayers to her and the family .

625 days ago
18.

BOB    

if she passed away last night ,,,it would be Early WEDNESDAY ,,,NOT THURSDAY

625 days ago
19.

James    

She'll always be one of the best known stars of many musicals includng my all time favorite, Her role as Zaneeta Shinn The Mayor's daughter in The Music Man. Good-Bye Susan Luckey & Thanks for the memories. R.I.P.

625 days ago
20.

Anon    

74 is not that old. RIP sweet lady.

625 days ago
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auntiecairo    

Susan Luckey played Louise Jordan - the daughter of Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in Carousel - not sure how TMZ got that wrong - but was in some classic scenes -- sweet picture -- RIP

625 days ago
22.

Straight Talkin Texan    

RIP, lovely lady.

625 days ago
23.

wendy    

i'll bet the name zanteena will now become popular for baby girls

625 days ago
24.

Jan    

74 is hardly old age anymore. RIP tho'.

625 days ago
25.

Canefighter    

Sad, she played a good part in that classic. RIP

625 days ago
26.

manbearpig    

she looks older than 74. more like 90 or more.

625 days ago
27.

Ave Joe    

GOD LOVE HER and all like her..
Contradictory to common beleive, ave age in the USA is still only in their 70's
She had a Full Life!

625 days ago
28.

hi    

It's smarter to say she died of natural cause

625 days ago
29.

didilucy    

as sweet as she looks...aging sucks

625 days ago
30.

JOAN    

Old age is the daughter daffy!! By todays standred she was young!! She must have had a medical problem!!. R.I.P.

625 days ago
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