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Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power was the name of three members of a family of performers.

  1. Tyrone Power (1795-1841) - a famed Irish actor. His grandson,
  2. Tyrone Power, Sr. (1869-1931) - A British born actor, and his son,
  3. Tyrone Power, Jr. (1914-1958) - a world famous Hollywood star.

Tyrone Power, Jr. (May 5 1914 (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) - November 15 1958 (Madrid, Spain)), was an American movie actor who appeared in dozens of films in the 1930s to 1950s, usually as a swashbuckling hero but often as a protagonist with a dark side. Power, Jr., followed his father into acting in American films. He rapidly became a matinee idol, like Rudolf Valentino[?] before him, whose fans followed his off-screen activities (including playing polo) as avidly as his films.

Although he was a Catholic, Power divorced his first two wives. His extramarital affairs contributed to the failure of his marriages. During World War II Power served as an aviator in the United States Marine Corps.

Tyrone Power died of a heart attack while filming Solomon and Sheba in 1958 (and was replaced in that movie by Yul Brynner). He was interred in the Hollywood Forever Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

Videotapes of many of Power's movies still sell.

Wives & children

  • Annabella, married 23 April 1939, divorced 26 January 1948
  • Linda Christian, married 27 January 1949, divorced 7 August 1956
    • Romina Francesca, born 1951
    • Taryn, born 1953
  • Deborah Ann Montgomery Minardos, married 7 May 1958
    • Tyrone William, born 1959

Films

  • Abandon Ship (1956)
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
  • The Black Rose (1950)
  • The Black Swan (1942)
  • Blood & Sand (1941)
  • Brigham Young -- Frontiersman (1940)
  • Captain from Castile (1947)
  • Crash Dive (1943)
  • The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)
  • In Old Chicago (1938)
  • Jesse James (1939)
  • Johnny Apollo (1940)
  • King of the Khyber Rifles (1954)
  • The Long Gray Line (1955)
  • Lloyd's of London (1936) (his 1st major role)
  • Marie Antoinette (1938)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  • Nightmare Alley (1947)
  • Pony Soldier (1952)
  • Prince of Foxes (1949)
  • The Rains Came (1939)
  • Rawhide (1951)
  • The Razor's Edge (1946)
  • Rose of Washington Square (1939)
  • Second Fiddle (1939)
  • Son of Fury (1932)
  • The Sun Also Rises (1957)
  • Thin Ice (1937)
  • Tom Brown of Culver (1932) (his film debut in a bit part)
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957) (his last film)
  • A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)



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