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Tyrone Power

One of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known to historians as Tyrone Power Sr., but to his contemporaries as either Tyrone Power or Tyrone Power the Younger, was a huge star in the theater (and later in films) in both classical and modern roles. His mother, Patia Riaume (Mrs. Tyrone Power), was also a Shakespearean actress as well as a respected dramatic coach. Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr., (also called Tyrone Power III) was born at his mother's home of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1914. A frail, sickly child, he was taken by his parents to the warmer climate of southern California. After his parents' divorce, he and his sister Anne Power returned to Cincinnati with their mother. There he attended school while developing an obsession with acting. Although raised by his mother, he corresponded with his father, who encouraged his acting dreams. He was a supernumerary in his father's stage production of 'The Merchant of Venice' in Chicago and held him as he died suddenly of a heart attack later that year. Startlingly handsome, young Tyrone nevertheless struggled to find work in Hollywood. He appeared in a few small roles, then went east to do stage work. A screen test led to a contract at 20th Century Fox in 1936, and he quickly progressed to leading roles. Within a year or so, he was one of Fox's leading stars, playing in contemporary and period pieces with ease. Most of his roles were colorful without being deep, and his swordplay was more praised than his wordplay. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II as a transport pilot, and he saw action in the Pacific Theater of operations. After the war, he got his best reviews for an atypical part as a downward-spiraling con-man in Nightmare Alley (1947). Although he remained a huge star, much of his postwar work was unremarkable. He continued to do notable stage work and also began producing films. Following a fine performance in Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Power began production on Solomon and Sheba (1959). Halfway through shooting, he collapsed during a dueling scene with George Sanders, and he died of a heart attack before reaching a hospital.

May 5, 1914 In Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the movie Northern Frontier 1935-02-01
Najnowszy projekt:
Film Everest 2015-09-10
Known For
Poster of The Rising of the Moon
Poster of Johnny Apollo
Poster of Second Honeymoon
Poster of Thin Ice
Film Everest Bart Clinton 2015-09-10
Film The Adventures of Errol Flynn Jacob 'Jake' Barnes (archive footage) 2005-04-05
Film La verifica incerta 1965-05-31
Film Świadek oskarżenia Leonard Vole 1957-01-01
Film Seven Waves Away Alec Holmes 1957-04-17
Film The Rising of the Moon Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode) 1957-08-10
Film The Sun Also Rises Jake Barnes 1957-08-23
Film The Eddy Duchin Story Eddy Duchin 1956-01-01
Film Untamed Paul Van Riebeck 1955-03-01
Film The Long Gray Line Martin 'Marty' Maher 1955-02-09
Seria The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Film The Mississippi Gambler Mark Fallon 1953-01-13
Film King of the Khyber Rifles Capt. Alan King 1953-12-23
Film Pony Soldier Constable Duncan MacDonald 1952-04-01
Film Diplomatic Courier Mike Kells 1952-06-13
Film Rawhide Tom Owens 1951-03-25
Film The House in the Square Peter Standish 1951-12-07
Film The Black Rose Walter of Gurnie 1950-09-01
Film American Guerrilla in the Philippines Ensign Chuck Palmer 1950-11-08
Film Prince of Foxes Andrea Orsini 1949-11-11
Film The Luck of the Irish Stephen Fitzgerald 1948-09-15
Film That Wonderful Urge Thomas Jefferson Tyler 1948-11-20
Film Nightmare Alley Stanton 'Stan' Carlisle 1947-10-09
Film Captain from Castile Pedro De Vargas 1947-12-25
Film The Killers Mike Kells 1946-08-28
Film The Razor's Edge Larry Darrell 1946-11-19
Film Crash Dive Lt. Ward Stewart 1943-04-22
Film Czarny łabędź Jamie Waring 1942-12-04
Film Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Benjamin Blake 1942-01-29
Film This Above All Clive Briggs 1942-05-12
Film Three Of A Kind Himself 1941-08-01
Film Blood and Sand Juan 1941-05-30
Film A Yank in the R.A.F. Tim Baker 1941-09-26
Film Johnny Apollo Robert Cain Jr. (aka Johnny Apollo) 1940-04-19
Film Brigham Young Jonathan Kent 1940-09-27
Film The Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega / Zorro 1940-11-08
Film Jesse James Jesse Woodson James 1939-01-14
Film Rose of Washington Square Bart Clinton 1939-05-05
Film Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939-05-03
Film Second Fiddle Jimmy Sutton 1939-06-30
Film Day-time Wife Ken Norton 1939-11-24
Film The Rains Came Maj. Rama Safti 1939-09-15
Film Alexander's Ragtime Band Alexander - Roger Grant 1938-05-24
Film Suez Ferdinand de Lesseps 1938-10-28
Film Marie Antoinette Count Axel de Fersen 1938-08-26
Film In Old Chicago Dion O'Leary 1937-04-14
Film Love Is News Steve Leyton 1937-02-26
Film Thin Ice Prince Rudolph 1937-09-03
Film Café Metropole Alexis 1937-05-07
Film Second Honeymoon Raoul McLiesh 1937-11-13
Film Girls Dormitory Count Vallais 1936-08-08
Film Lloyd's of London Jonathan Blake 1936-11-29
Film Ladies In Love Karl Lanyi 1936-10-09
Film Northern Frontier Mountie 1935-02-01