Suzanne Pleshette
(Movies & TV)
Warner Bros.
(Media and Entertainment)
Rory Calhoun
(Movies & TV)
Van Williams
(Movies & TV)
Bert Convy
(Movies & TV)
James Shigeta
(Movies & TV)

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Troy Donahue

Knowledge Identifier: +Troy_Donahue


Troy Donahue

American actor, who was extremely popular from the late 1950s to early 1960s, and continued acting into the late 1990s add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (63%), Ireland (16%), Florida (16%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Suzanne Pleshette, Warner Bros., Rory Calhoun

Linked to: Columbia University, Warner Bros., American Broadcasting Company, CBS




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Troy Donahue was born in 1936 add something


"'Troy Donahue"' was an American actor, who was extremely popular from the late 1950s to early 1960s, and continued acting into the late 1990s add something


After the breakup of his brief second marriage to actress Suzanne Pleshette, Donahue married actress Valerie Pamela Allen on October 21, 1966, in Dublin, Ireland add something


The blond heartthrob established himself with uncredited roles in "The Monolith Monsters" and "Man Afraid" in 1957, leading to larger parts in several films add something


He starred in "Monster on the Campus", "Live Fast, Die Young", and "The Tarnished Angels", all in 1958, and opposite fellow teen idol Sandra Dee in "A Summer Place" in 1959 add something


Donahue had a brief tenure as a recording artist at the height of his fame in the early 1960s, releasing a handful of singles for Warner Bros. records, including "Live Young" and "Somebody Loves Me." However, none of his recordings entered the Billboard Hot 100 list add something


Donahue starred with Van Williams from 1960 to 1962 in the ABC television series "Surfside 6", set in Miami, Florida add something


James Shigeta - James Shigeta shared the 1960 Golden Globe *award for Most Promising Male Newcomer with actors George Hamilton, Troy Donahue and Barry Coe


Bert Convy - He appeared in the 1961 Warner Brothers drama "Susan Slade", playing Troy Donahue's rival for the affections of Connie Stevens


Exhibitors voted him the 20th most popular star in the US in 1963 add something


The two co-starred Suzanne Pleshette, whom he married in 1964, but divorced later that same year add something


Suzanne Pleshette - Pleshette's 1964 marriage to her "Rome Adventure" and "A Distant Trumpet" co-star Troy Donahue ended acrimoniously after just eight months


He was married again in 1966 to actress Valerie Allen, but they divorced in 1968 add something


In 1969 he appeared in an episode of the long running TV western "The Virginian" add something


In 1970 he appeared in the daytime drama "The Secret Storm" add something


In 1974 Francis Ford Coppola cast him in a small part in "The Godfather Part II" as the fiancé of Connie Corleone add something

Troy Donahue died in 2001 add something


Donahue died of a heart attack at the age of 65 on September 2, 2001 add something


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 add something