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Troy Donahue
Original name: Merle Johnson
Birth: Jan. 27, 1936
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 2001
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He was a blond, blue-eyed heartthrob of the 1950s and 1960s who starred in teen romances like "A Summer Place" and "Parrish". His role as Sandra Dee's young lover in 1959's "A Summer Place" made him a teen matinee star. He was discovered at age 19 by Warner Bros. During his heyday he split his time between movies and and television starring in ABC's "Surfside Six". (bio by: Ron Moody) 
Family links: 
  Valerie Pamela Allen (1936 - 2013)*
  Suzanne Pleshette (1937 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart Attack
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Lois Haughton
Record added: Sep 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5732720
Troy Donahue
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Troy Donahue
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RIP beautiful man.
- AngelSeeker
 Added: Oct. 17, 2016

- Jim and Family
 Added: Oct. 16, 2016
I will always love The Summer Place!
- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Oct. 11, 2016
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