Troy Donahue

Troy Donahue
1936 - 2001
Troy Donahue  American Actor

Troy Donahue dating history


Troy Donahue was previously married to Vicky Taylor (1979 - 1981), Alma Sharp (1969 - 1974), Valerie Allen (1966 - 1968) and Suzanne Pleshette (1964).

Troy Donahue was engaged to Zheng Cao (1999 - 2001) and Lili Kardell (1960 - 1962).

Troy Donahue was in relationships with Joey Heatherton (1965), Diane McBain (1961), Sally Todd (1960 - 1961), Maggie Pierce (1959), Judi Meredith (1957) and Gloria Gifford.

Troy Donahue had encounters with Sherry Jackson (1960) and Saundra Edwards (1960).


American Actor Troy Donahue was born Merle Johnson, Jr. on 27th January, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 2nd Dec 2001 Santa Monica, California, USA aged 65. He is most remembered for A Summer Place. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Troy Donahue was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Sandra Dee in A Summer Place (1959) and Terry Moore in The Love Boat (1977).

Troy Donahue is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American pop singers and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 4 years, 2 months 2 years, 11 months 2 years
Engaged2 2 years, 8 months 1 year, 11 months 1 year, 2 months
Dating6 66 years, 1 month 11 years, 2 months 1 month, 1 day
Encounter2 62 years, 6 months 31 years, 3 months -
Total14 66 years, 1 month 10 years, 4 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Troy
Last Name Donahue
Full Name at Birth Merle Johnson, Jr.
Alternative Name Troy Turner, Merle Johnson Jr.,, Troy Donahue
Age 65 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th January, 1936
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 2nd December, 2001
Place of Death Santa Monica, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart attack
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature Voice and hair
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Columbia University (journalism, dropped out)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame A Summer Place
Year(s) Active 1957–2000
Official Websites,,
Family Member Queen Royalty Patrenia Turner (wife)
Friend Connie Stevens

Troy Donahue (born Merle Johnson Jr., January 27, 1936 – September 2, 2001) was an American film and television actor and singer. He was a popular sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Troy Donahue65 AquariusActor
Zheng Cao46 CancerActress
Vicky Taylor-
Alma Sharp-
Valerie Allen77 AquariusActress
Joey Heatherton78 VirgoActress
Suzanne Pleshette70 AquariusActress
Diane McBain81 TaurusActress
Lili Kardell50 GeminiActress
Sally Todd88 GeminiActress
Sherry Jackson80 AquariusActress
Saundra Edwards79 PiscesModel (Adult/Glamour)
Maggie Pierce70 ScorpioActress
Judi Meredith77 LibraActress
Gloria Gifford76 CancerActress
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The Boys Behind the Desk2000Movie
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999Rob KamenTV Movie
The Bixby Clown Project1999MikeShort Film
Merchants of Venus1998FBI AgentMovie
Legion1998FlemmingTV Movie
Showdown1993Police CaptainMovie
Double Trouble1992Leonard StewartMovie
Shock 'Em Dead1991Record ExecMovie
Click: The Calendar Girl Killer1990AlanMovie
Cry-Baby1990Hatchet's FatherMovie
Nudity Required1990JackMovie
Omega Cop1990SlimMovie
Shades of LA1990Jack DymondTV Show
Dr. Alien1989Dr. AckermanMovie
Hot Times at Montclair High1989Mr. NicholsMovie
The Chilling1989Dr. MillerMovie
American Rampage1989Police PsychiatristMovie
Blood Nasty1989Barry HefnaMovie
Deadly Spygames1989PythonMovie
Sounds of Silence1989Larry HaughtonMovie
Terminal Force1989SlimMovie
The Platinum Triangle1989Harold FarberMovie
Bad Blood1988Jack BarnesMovie
Hollywood Cop1988Lt MaxwellMovie
Monsters1988Dr. Thomas BeckerTV Show
Hard Rock Nightmare1988Uncle GaryMovie
Cyclone1987Bob JenkinsMovie
Fight to Win1987RosenbergMovie
Deadly Prey1987Don MichaelsonMovie
The Drifting Classroom1987TaggartMovie
Low Blow1986John TempletonMovie
Grandview, U.S.A.1984Donny VintonMovie
Katy Caterpillar1984Additional Voices (English version, voice)Movie
Tin Man1983LesterMovie
Malibu1983Clint RedmanTV Movie
Matt Houston1982William 'Willie' HoytTV Show
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV Show
Vega$1978Teddy HowardTV Show
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977Merle JohnsonTV Show
CHiPs1977Bob NilesTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Jack Terry, Wallis JaegerTV Show
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977Alan SummervilleTV Show
The Love Boat1977Mr. ClarkTV Show
The Legend of Frank Woods1977Sheriff John BaxomMovie
Laverne & Shirley1976Troy DonahueTV Show
Ellery Queen1975Gilbert MalloryTV Show
Cockfighter1974Randall MansfieldMovie
Seizure1974Mark FrostMovie
The Godfather Part II1974Merle JohnsonMovie
South Seas1974SteveMovie
The Last Stop1972SheriffMovie
Sweet Savior1971MoonMovie
The Phantom Gunslinger1970BillMovie
The Lonely Profession1969Julian ThatcherTV Movie
The Name of the Game1968Norman HoakTV Show
Come Spy with Me1967Pete BarkerMovie
Those Fantastic Flying Fools1967GaylordMovie
Ironside1967Father DuganTV Show
My Blood Runs Cold1965Ben GuntherMovie
A Distant Trumpet19642nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' HazardMovie
Palm Springs Weekend1963Jim MunroeMovie
The Patty Duke Show1963Dr. MorganTV Show
Rome Adventure1962Don PorterMovie
The Virginian1962BrackenTV Show
Parrish1961Parrish McLeanMovie
Susan Slade1961Hoyt BreckerMovie
The Crowded Sky1960McVeyMovie
Surfside 61960Sandy Winfield, Sandy Winfield IITV Show
A Summer Place1959Johnny HunterMovie
Imitation of Life1959FrankieMovie
Bourbon Street Beat1959Man on Phone (V.O.)TV Show
Hawaiian Eye1959Jim McLaren, Pete, Philip BartonTV Show
Rawhide1959Buzz TravisTV Show
The Alaskans1959Ted AndrewsTV Show
Live Fast, Die Young1958Artie Sanders, Artie SmithMovie
Monster on the Campus1958Jimmy FlandersMovie
Summer Love1958Sax LewisMovie
The Perfect Furlough1958Sgt. NicklesMovie
This Happy Feeling1958Tony ManzaMovie
Voice in the Mirror1958Paul CunninghamMovie
77 Sunset Strip1958Sandy Winfield II, Star BrightTV Show
Bronco1958Bart Donner, Roy ParrottTV Show
Lawman1958David ManningTV Show
Flood Tide1958Teenager at Beach (uncredited)Movie
Wild Heritage1958Jesse BascombMovie
Man of a Thousand Faces1957Assistant Director in Bullpen (uncredited)Movie
The Monolith Monsters1957Hank Jackson (uncredited)Movie
The Tarnished Angels1957Frank BurnhamMovie
Colt .451957James 'Jim' GibsonTV Show
Maverick1957Dan JamisonTV Show
Sugarfoot1957Ken SavageTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Cliff SmithTV Show
Wagon Train1957Ted GarnerTV Show
Man Afraid1957Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Man Without a Gun1957JanTV Show
The Californians1957JudTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
The Secret Storm1954R.B. Keefer (1970)TV Show
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