Troy Donahue
Troy Donahue
Biographical Information
Born January 27, 1936
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died September 2, 2001
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
First The Godfather Part II
Portrayed Merle Johnson

Troy Donahue (born Merle Johnson Jr.) was an American actor and "hearthrob" who portrayed Merle Johnson in The Godfather Part II. He gained starring roles Rome Adventure and Distant Trumpet, where he met his future wife Suzanne Pleshette, who he later divorced.

He died of a heart attack at the age of 65 in 2001.


Merle Johnson, Jr. was Donahue's real name.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Lebo, Harlan (2005). The Godfather Legacy. Fireside, p. 221. ISBN 0743287770.

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