Actress Susan Luckey dies at 74

Appeared in 'The Music Man,' 'Carousel'

Actress, singer and dancer Susan Luckey, who appeared in classic movie musicals “The Music Man” and “Carousel,” both starring Shirley Jones, died Wednesday, Dec. 5. She was 74.

In 1962’s “The Music Man,” she played Zaneeta Shinn, daughter of the mayor.

Luckey first appeared on film, uncredited, in the Stanley Donen-directed musical “Deep in My Heart” in 1954. She was also uncredited in the Ginger Rogers drama “Teenage Rebel.”

The actress also appeared on Broadway, playing an Indian in “Peter Pan” (and repeating the role on TV for “Producers’ Showcase”) and co-starring in the hit musical “Take Me Along,” starring Jackie Gleason.

Also on the smallscreen, she appeared in an adaptation of the play “In Times Like These” for “The 20th Century Fox Hour,” on “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” and in an adaptation of “Annie Get Your Gun” starring Mary Martin.

Luckey was married to actor Larry Douglas until his death in 1996.

Survivors include a daughter.

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