Troy Donahue

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Birthday
27, 1936
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 2, 2001 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1936
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 2, 2001 (65)

About

Born Merle Johnson, Jr., he became a teen idol in the 1959 film, A Summer Place, and played a role in The Godfather II. He also played roles in Deadly Prey, Nudity Required, Sounds of Silence, and The Platinum Triangle.

Before Fame

He was a journalism major at Columbia University.

Trivia

After he acted in My Blood Runs Cold, Warner Bros. ended his contract, which led him down a self-destructive path until he appeared in The Godfather II.

Family Life

Prior to his death, he was engaged to mezzo-soprano singer Zheng Cao.

Associated With

His agent also tested the pseudonym Troy on Rory Calhoun.

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