Troy Donahue was an American film and television actor and singer. He was a popular sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s.
|Born:||Merle Johnson Jr, January 27, 1936, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Died:||September 2, 2001, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Columbia University|
|Partner(s):||Zheng Cao, (199?–Troy’s death 2001, engaged from 1999)|
|IMDb:||Troy Donahue’s IMDb|
About Troy Donahue
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.
He was a journalism major at Columbia University.
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.
Prior to his death, he was engaged to mezzo-soprano singer Zheng Cao.
His agent also tested the pseudonym Troy on Rory Calhoun.
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