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'Music Man' actress Susan Luckey dies


"The Music Man" star Susan Luckey has passed away at the age of 74.

The actress, whose real name is Suzanne Douglas, died of natural causes at her Los Angeles home last week, according to TMZ. Her body has already been cremated.

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Born in Hollywood, she is perhaps best known for her role as Mayor Shinn's eldest daughter, Zaneeta, in the 1962 classic comedy, but she also starred in "Carousel" alongside Shirley Jones.

Her other credits include the TV movie "Annie Get Your Gun" and "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show." Douglas, who made her theater debut when she was just 6, also appeared in a number of stage productions, including the original Broadway adaptation of Disney's "Peter Pan."

Dec 6, 2012 4:30AM
Oh my, another one passing away!!  Miss those old movies & TV shows--they were cleaner, less cussing, etc.  I'm an old lady myself & am not impressed by how many bedroom scenes & cuss words & nudity a show can squeeze in their time format.  I want to be entertained, taken away from harsh, cold reality, there's enough of that on the news every day.  Blissful ignorance??  Sounds good to me!!!!!!
Dec 5, 2012 8:38PM
Another star from an era when the air was clean and sex was dirty
Dec 5, 2012 9:58PM
This movie has always been one of my favorite musicals. RIP "Zaneeta"!
Dec 6, 2012 7:00AM
Dec 6, 2012 7:31AM

My thoughs & prayers go out to the family and of  Miss luckey may she rest in peace


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