Susan Luckey (Susan Dolores Luckey)

Susan Luckey

Susan Luckey

Suzanne Dolores Luckey (April 4, 1938 – November 29, 2012) was an American actress, best known for her roles in the musical films Carousel, released in 1956, and The Music Man, which opened in 1962.

Luckey performed on Broadway during the 1950s, including the original 1954 adaptation of Peter Pan and Take Me Along. On television, Luckey was cast in The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. She also appeared in the television movie, Annie Get Your Gun, in 1957.

Luckey was best known for her roles in Carousel and The Music Man. She co-starred as the daughter of Billy Bigelow’s character, played by Gordon MacRae, in Carousel. She also played Zaneeta Shinn, the daughter of Mayor Shinn (portrayed by Paul Ford), in The Music Man. A scene in The Music Man in which she kisses Timmy Everett’s character while hanging from a jungle gym became a classic. Her last film was the 1966 small movie, Step Out of Your Mind.

Luckey was married to actor Larry Douglas from 1964 until he died in 1996. She died at her home in Los Angeles, California, on November 29, 2012, at the age of 74. She was survived by her daughter, Shayna.

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