Power, Tyrone


Power, Tyrone

▪ American actor
born May 5, 1914, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
died Nov. 15, 1958, Madrid, Spain

      American actor, best-known for his motion-picture action-adventure roles.

      Power's Irish great-grandfather and namesake, Tyrone (1795–1841), was a popular actor and comedian; his granduncle Maurice (d. 1849), a Shakespearean actor; and his father, Frederick Tyrone (1869–1931), an actor on stage and in Hollywood. Before Power's Broadway debut in 1935 in Romeo and Juliet, he had toured for several years with the Shakespeare Repertoire Company and taken minor film roles. His first motion-picture success, Lloyd's of London (1936), was followed by starring roles in a series of diverse hits that included Thin Ice and Cafe Metropole (1937), Alexander's Ragtime Band and In Old Chicago (1938), Jesse James and The Rains Came (1939), Johnny Apollo and Brigham Young (1940), and A Yank in the R.A.F. and Blood and Sand (1941).

      After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, Power returned to the screen in such vehicles as The Razor's Edge (1946), Nightmare Alley (1947), Prince of Foxes (1949), The Black Rose (1950), The Eddie Duchin Story (1956), and Witness for the Prosecution (1957). He died while filming Solomon and Sheba on location in Spain.

      Between films Power kept returning to the stage. His most notable performances there were in Saint Joan (1936), Mr. Roberts (1950), The Devil's Disciple (1950), John Brown's Body (1952), The Dark Is Light Enough (1955), and Back to Methuselah (1958).

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