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Troy Donahue
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Birth Date:January 27, 1936
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
Birth Name:Merle Johnson, Jr.
Birth Place:New York City
Died Date:September 2, 2001


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Troy Donahue

Biography:Troy Donahue (born January 27, 1936 in New York City; died September 2, 2001 in Santa Monica, California) was an American actor, known for being a teen idol.

Merle Johnson Jr. was initially a journalism student at Columbia University before he decided to become an actor in Hollywood, where he was represented by Rock Hudson's agent, Henry Willson. According to Robert Hofler's 2005 biography, "The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson," Willson tried out the name Troy on Rory Calhoun and James Darren, with no success, before it finally stuck to Donahue. The blond heartthrob made a name for himself with uncredited roles in The Monolith Monsters (1957) and Man Afraid (1957); leading to larger parts in several films, including Monster on the Campus (1958), Live Fast, Die Young (1958), and opposite fellow teen idol Sandra Dee in A Summer Place (1959). He signed a contract with Warner Bros., and met actress Suzanne Pleshette on the set of Rome Adventure. They married in 1964 but divorced later that year.

After the release of My Blood Runs Cold (1965), Donahue's contract with Warner Bros. ended. He later struggled to find new roles and had problems with drug addiction, alcoholism, and his closeted homosexuality. He was married again in 1966, to actress Valerie Allen, but they divorced in 1968. In 1970 he appeared in the daytime drama The Secret Storm.

He spent his last few years with his fiancée, mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao. He eventually died of a heart attack in 2001.

Chinese Horoscope for Troy Donahue
Includes characteristics and Vices
Troy Donahue's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1936 - February 10, 1937
Birthday: January 27, 1936

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Troy Donahue's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: January 27, 1936

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Troy Donahue's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: January 27, 1936

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Troy Donahue's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: January 27, 2018

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.




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