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The former actress died Monday at her home in Laughlin, Nev. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but the AP reports an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Crough is best known for playing tambourine-shaking daughter Tracy in “The Partridge Family” from 1970-74. She also had roles in ’70s TV shows including “Mulligan’s Stew” and “Wonder Woman.” Most recently, she and several “Partridge Family” co-stars reunited on the “Today” show in 2010.
Crough co-starred alongside Brian Forster, Danny Bonaduce, David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Shirley Jones in the popular show about a performing family who traveled in a brightly painted bus. Dave Madden, who played Reuben Kincaid, died in 2014.
She is survived by two daughters, Samantha and Alexandra.
- Seth Kelley
Suzanne Crough, who played younger daughter Tracy Partridge on the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family,” died Monday. She was 52. According to TMZ, Crough died suddenly at her Nevada home. A cause of death is not yet known. “The Partridge Family,” which aired on ABC from 1970 to 1974, followed a family, led by a widowed mother, that embarks on a music career. Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce also starred on the series. See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 Crough left acting behind decades ago, with her last credit on IMDb being the 1980 television movie “Children »
- Tim Kenneally
A literary hoax that picked up extraordinary steam before imploding is charted in “The Cult of Jt LeRoy.” Having begun filming the subject in 2002, and with a background in social work uniquely congruent with “his” background claims, Marjorie Sturm draws on a rich array of material to assemble a first documentary feature that’s fascinating on numerous levels. The topic’s residual infamy (plus the onscreen presence of many duped celebrities) should make this a viable specialty item as it expands beyond its home-turf theatrical launch March 13 at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater.
San Francisco was where Jt (aka Jeremiah “Terminator”) LeRoy claimed to have been abandoned by his “truckstop prostitute” mother after a cross-country road trip. After years purportedly on the street, involved in drugs and prostitution, he was encouraged at age 15 by a therapist to write “as a form of therapy.” As early as 1994, he began soliciting long-distance »
- Dennis Harvey
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