Milestones Sep. 17, 2001

DIED. TROY DONAHUE, 65, hunky, fleetingly adored studio star of the late '50s and early '60s; of a heart attack; in Santa Monica, Calif. The blond, blue-eyed onetime Columbia University journalism student catapulted to matinee-idol status with a lead role in the 1959 teen love story A Summer Place, opposite Sandra Dee. Donahue abused drugs and drink as his career declined in the 1970s, but sobered up before appearing in such low-budget films as Bad Blood (1989) and John Waters' Cry-Baby (1990).

DIED. CHRISTIAAN BARNARD, 78, brash, charismatic South African surgeon who performed the first human-to-human heart transplant in 1967; of...

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