Troy Donahue Overview:

Actor, Troy Donahue, was born Merle Johnson Jr. on Jan 27, 1936 in New York City, NY. Donahue died at the age of 65 on Sep 2, 2001 in Santa Monica, CA .

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Troy Donahue Quotes:

Molly Jorgenson: [watching Ken and Sylvia, her father and his mother, go to their bedroom] Oh, Johnny... Do you suppose they make love?
Johnny Hunter: Why shouldn't they do? They're married.


2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard: All right, now take a good look at them. It's going to make killing Apaches a lot easier They were buried alive. Those ants are eating their brains out!


Bart Hunter: [Intoxicated] This'll be painful for you, but you might as well face the truth... the RAW truth. Take... take a good look at your parents, hmm? We've got no more secrets to hide. All the cats are out of the bag: all the scrawling, mangy, obscene, horrible cats of your inheritance. You're the son of a drunkard... and a harlot.
Johnny Hunter: You're wrong about mother, dad.
Bart Hunter: Gone to her side, have ya'?
Johnny Hunter: I'm not taking sides. I just want to marry Molly.
Bart Hunter: [pauses, then smirks] Oh, Johnny, stop being a silly sentimentalist. It's stupid! Molly is merely a succulent little wench!
Johnny Hunter: She's not a wench! She's everything I've ever dreamed of in a girl.
Bart Hunter: Oh, don't make me laugh! They're all alike in the dark!
Johnny Hunter: [Taken aback] You can't make her cheap! You can't do it! In spite of your damned supercilious, intelligent mind. And with or without your consent, we're getting married!


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Troy Donahue Facts
After his father's death, at age 14 Troy was sent to military school. As a cadet, he became friends with a classmate, Francis Ford Coppola. This led to his being cast in The Godfather: Part II (1974).

Starting drinking alcohol in seventh grade (age 13). After being dropped by Warner Brothers in 1966 (age 30) he became an alcoholic. Admitted that he was addicted to pain killers, amphetamines, & cocaine, and used marijuana daily. Joined AA in 1982 (age 46) and turned his life around with his sobriety.

Taught acting classes on Holland America cruise ships.

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