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Also Known As: Tyrone Edmund Power, Tyrone Power Jr. Died: November 15, 1958
Born: May 5, 1914 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio Profession: actor

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Stunningly, darkly handsome romantic lead of the 1930s and 40s whose affability and charm was put to good use in a number of stylish dramas. Power came to the fore at Twentieth Century-Fox (with whom he would stay for almost his entire career) in the costume drama "Lloyds of London" (1936) and he was soon paired with such leading stars as Alice Faye ("In Old Chicago" 1938), Norma Shearer ("Marie Antoinette" 1938, on a rare loan-out to MGM), and Sonja Henie ("Thin Ice" 1937). Power also proved a dashing action lead who intriguingly combined a bit of the fey with masculine bravado in such swashbucklers as "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) and "The Black Swan" (1942). After WWII service Power, his features somewhat more grim and set, gave memorable performances as the phony spiritualist of "Nightmare Alley" (1947), as a man searching for faith in "The Razor's Edge" (1946) and as the earnest, but ultimately caddish, defendant in "Witness For the Prosecution" (1957). He suffered a heart attack while filming "Solomon and Sheba" (1957) and, upon his death, was replaced by Yul Brynner. Son of American stage actor Tyrone Power, Sr.; husband of actresses Annabella (1939-48) and Linda Christian (1949-55); and...

Stunningly, darkly handsome romantic lead of the 1930s and 40s whose affability and charm was put to good use in a number of stylish dramas. Power came to the fore at Twentieth Century-Fox (with whom he would stay for almost his entire career) in the costume drama "Lloyds of London" (1936) and he was soon paired with such leading stars as Alice Faye ("In Old Chicago" 1938), Norma Shearer ("Marie Antoinette" 1938, on a rare loan-out to MGM), and Sonja Henie ("Thin Ice" 1937). Power also proved a dashing action lead who intriguingly combined a bit of the fey with masculine bravado in such swashbucklers as "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) and "The Black Swan" (1942). After WWII service Power, his features somewhat more grim and set, gave memorable performances as the phony spiritualist of "Nightmare Alley" (1947), as a man searching for faith in "The Razor's Edge" (1946) and as the earnest, but ultimately caddish, defendant in "Witness For the Prosecution" (1957). He suffered a heart attack while filming "Solomon and Sheba" (1957) and, upon his death, was replaced by Yul Brynner. Son of American stage actor Tyrone Power, Sr.; husband of actresses Annabella (1939-48) and Linda Christian (1949-55); and father of Tyrone, Jr., Taryn and Romina, all of whom have appeared in films.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983) Himself (Archival Footage)
2.
 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Leonard Vole
3.
 The Sun Also Rises (1957) Jake Barnes
5.
 Abandon Ship (1957) Alec Holmes
6.
 The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) Eddy Duchin
7.
 The Long Gray Line (1955) Martin Maher
8.
 Untamed (1955) Paul Van Riebeck
9.
 King of the Khyber Rifles (1954) Capt. Alan King
10.
 The Mississippi Gambler (1953) Mark Fallon
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Went on stage in teens and played bit parts in plays in 1930s
1932:
Feature acting debut, "Tom Brown of Culver"
1937:
Becomes Twentieth Century-Fox star after playing in feature "Lloyds of London"
1938:
First made exhibitors' annual list of top ten boxoffice stars
:
Career interrupted by service in WWII
1946:
First film after WWII service, "The Razor's Edge"
1947:
Notable in "Nightmare Alley"
1957:
Last screen appearance, "The Sun Also Rises"
1958:
Died while filming "Solomon and Sheba"
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Education

Purcell High School: Cincinnati , Ohio - 1931

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wife:
Annabella. Actor. Married April 23, 1939, divorced January 26, 1948; Power received a papal anullment; died in 1996.
companion:
Judy Garland. Actor, singer. Together 1942-43.
companion:
Lana Turner. Actor. Together c. 1946-47.
wife:
Linda Christian. Actor. Married 1948 in Rome, divorced 1955; mother of Romina and Taryn.
companion:
Mary Roblee. Together in the 1950s.
wife:
Deborah Power. Mother of Tyrone Jr; formerly married to Nico Minardos; married Power on May 7, 1958.
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great-grandfather:
Tyrone Power. Actor. Born in ereland in 1797; died in 1841.
father:
Tyrone Power. Actor. Born in London in 1869; died in 1931.
mother:
Helen Emma Reaume. Actor.
sister:
Anne Power. Born in August 1915.
daughter:
Romina Power. Actor. Born on October 2, 1951; mother, Linda Christian.
daughter:
Taryn Power. Actor. Born on September 13, 1953; mother, Linda Christian.
son:
Tyrone Power Jr. Actor. Born on January 22, 1959; mother, Deborah Minardos; married to actress DeLane Matthews.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Tyrone Power: The Last Idol" Doubleday

Contributions

Maria ( 2006-01-18 )

Source: source: "All Those Tomorrows" by Mai Zetterling

Companion: Mai Zetterling - 1956-1958

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