Tyrone Power

Actor / Officer (armed Forces) | * 05/05/1914 († 44, 11/15/1958) | Cincinnati, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
Tyrone Edmund Power III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include Jesse James, The Mark of Zorro, Marie Antoinette, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness for the Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power's own favorite film among those in which he starred was Nightmare Alley<... ()
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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; May 5, 1914 - November 15, 1958) 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Romance / Love | Drama | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Tyrone Power

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Tyrone Power as Actor(71)

as Self (archive footage)2010 Lusitanian Illusion
as Jacob 'Jake' Barnes (archive footage)2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn
as Self (archive footage)2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture
as Self (archive footage)2000 Sir John Mills' Moving Memories
as Self (archive footage)1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
as (uncredited)1992 Death Scenes 2
as (archive footage)1982 Showbiz Goes to War
as Self (archive footage)1982 Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
as Self (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Self (archive footage)1965 Hollywood My Home Town
as Alec Holmes1957 Abandon Ship
as Jake Barnes1957 The Sun Also Rises
as Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode)1957 The Rising of the Moon
as Leonard Vole1957 Witness for the Prosecution
as Eddy Duchin1956 The Eddy Duchin Story
as Martin Maher1955 The Long Gray Line
as Paul Van Riebeck1955 Untamed
as Capt. Alan King1953 King of the Khyber Rifles
as Mark Fallon1953 The Mississippi Gambler
as Mike Kells1952 Diplomatic Courier
as Constable Duncan MacDonald1952 Pony Soldier
as Tom Owens1951 Rawhide
as Peter Standish1951 The House in the Square
as Ensign Chuck Palmer1950 American Guerrilla in the Philippines
as Walter of Gurnie1950 The Black Rose
as Andrea Orsini1949 Prince of Foxes
as Stephen Fitzgerald1948 The Luck of the Irish
as Thomas Jefferson Tyler1948 That Wonderful Urge
as Stanton 'Stan' Carlisle1947 Nightmare Alley
as Pedro De Vargas1947 Captain from Castile
as Larry Darrell1946 The Razor's Edge
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as Lt. Ward Stewart1943 Crash Dive
as Jamie Waring1942 The Black Swan
as Clive Briggs1942 This Above All
as Tim Baker1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
as Juan1941 Blood and Sand
as Robert Cain Jr. (aka Johnny Apollo)1940 Johnny Apollo
as Don Diego Vega, aka Zorro1940 The Mark of Zorro
as Jonathan Kent1940 Brigham Young
as Jesse Woodson James1939 Jesse James
as Himself (uncredited)1939 Hollywood Hobbies
as Jimmy Sutton1939 Second Fiddle
as Ken Norton1939 Day-time Wife
as Bart Clinton1939 Rose of Washington Square
as Major Rama Safti1939 The Rains Came
as Ferdinand de Lesseps1938 Suez
as Dion O'Leary1938 In Old Chicago
as Alexander - Roger Grant1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
as Count Axel de Fersen1938 Marie Antoinette
as himself1938 Hollywood Goes to Town
as Alexis1937 Café Metropole
as Steve Leyton1937 Love Is News
as Raoul McLiesh1937 Second Honeymoon
as himself1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
as Prince Rudolph1937 Thin Ice
as Count Vallais1936 Girls Dormitory
as Karl Lanyi1936 Ladies In Love
as Jonathan Blake1936 Lloyd's of London
as Mountie1935 Northern Frontier
as Cadet (uncredited)1934 Flirtation Walk
as Donald MacKenzie1932 Tom Brown of Culver
as Boy Ghost Child1916 Where Are My Children?

TV Shows/Series with Tyrone Power as Actor(4)

as himself1956 Cinépanorama
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as Self (archive footage)1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Self - Guest1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Movies with Tyrone Power as Crew(2)

Production/Producer1959 Solomon and Sheba
Production/Producer1957 Abandon Ship

Full Name: Tyrone Edmund Power
Born: Tuesday, 05/05 1914 (May) in Cincinnati, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 11/15 1958 (November) in Madrid (aged: 44)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Purcell Marian High School
Spouses (current/former): Annabella, Deborah Jean Smith, Linda Christian
Children: Taryn Power, Romina Power, Tyrone Power Jr., Anne Power
Siblings: Anne Power Hardenbergh
Mother: Patia Power
Other names for Tyrone Power (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Тайрон Пауэр"
"Tyrone Edmund Power III"
"Tyrone Edmund Power"
Tyrone Power frequently works together with these people:
Thomas Little (27x, Crew)
Darryl F. Zanuck (25x, Crew)
Roger Heman Sr. (16x, Crew)
Alfred Newman (14x, Crew)
Richard Day (13x, Crew)
Barbara McLean (13x, Crew)
Henry King (11x, Crew)
Lyle R. Wheeler (10x, Crew)
Errol Flynn (10x, Actor)
Ralph Staub (10x, Crew)
Royer (9x, Crew)
Jackie Gleason (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10180, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/02/2024