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:

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!


2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard: There's nothing the matter with these recruits, sir. The matter is with the training and the discipline.


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.


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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).

He toured in a producton of "Bye Bye Birdie" toward the end of his life.

His admittedly limited talent was slightly chided in the smash Broadway musical "A Chorus Line." The lyric went: "If Troy Donahue could be a movie star, then I could be a movie star!"

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