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Tyrone Power

Tyrone Edmund Power Jr., usually credited simply as Tyrone Power, was an American film 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.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Power Jr. followed his father Tyrone Power Sr. into acting in American films. He rapidly became a matinee idol, like Rudolph 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 in Madrid, Spain while filming Solomon and Sheba in 1958 (and was replaced in that movie by Yul Brynner). He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Tyrone Power Facts

Birth NameTyrone Edmund Power Jr.
BirthdayMay 5, 1914
BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA
Date of deathNovember 15, 1958 (age 44)

Selected Filmography

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