Troy Donahue bio

Birth Name: Merle Johnson, Jr.

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: January 27, 1936

Date Of Death: December 2, 2001

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Troy Donahue was born on the 27th of January, 1936. He was popular for being a Movie Actor. 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.

Troy Donahue was born in New York City. 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.

Troy Donahue was a Aquarius and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Troy Donahue was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Merle Johnson, Jr. is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Troy’s Merle Johnson, Jr. attended Columbia University (journalism, dropped out).


Troy Donahue’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Troy Donahue’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Troy Donahue kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Troy Donahue was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Merle Johnson, Jr.
NICKNAME: Troy Turner
RELIGION: Christian
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius



Zodiac Sign: Troy Donahue was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Troy Donahue was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Troy Donahue had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Troy Donahue’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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