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Tyrone Power

Born May 5, 1914

Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. was an American film and stage actor. From 1930s to the 1950s Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Though largely a matinee idol known for his good looks, Power starred in films from a number of genres, from drama to light comedy.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tyrone Power.


1914 Birth Power was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1914, the only son of Helen Emma "Patia" (née Reaume) and the English-born American stage and screen actor Tyrone Power, Sr., often known by his first name 'Fred'. … Read More
1915 1 Year Old The family moved there in 1915, and Power's sister Anne was born there on August 26, 1915. … Read More
1920 6 Years Old The Powers drifted apart, and they divorced around 1920.


1928 14 Years Old After the divorce, Patia Power (Tyrone's mother) worked as a stage actress. In 1928, at the age of 14, Tyrone appeared with his mother in the mission play, La Golondrina, at San Gabriel, California. … Read More
Power went to Cincinnati-area Catholic schools and graduated from Purcell High School in 1931. … Read More
1932 18 Years Old He appeared in a bit part in 1932 in Tom Brown of Culver, a movie starring actor Tom Brown. … Read More


1936 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Power went to Hollywood in 1936. … Read More
1939 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Power was named the second biggest box office draw in 1939, surpassed only by Mickey Rooney.
1940 26 Years Old In 1940 the direction of Power's career took a dramatic turn when his movie The Mark of Zorro was released. … Read More
1942 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He reported to the U.S. Marines for training in late 1942, but was sent back, at the request of 20th Century-Fox, to complete one more film, Crash Dive, a patriotic war movie released in 1943. … Read More


1944 30 Years Old In July 1944, Power was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 as an R5C transport co-pilot at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. … Read More
1945 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Power was later reassigned to VMGR-353, joining them on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in February 1945. … Read More
1946 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Other than re-releases of his films, Power wasn’t seen on screen again after his entry into the Marines until 1946, when he co-starred with Gene Tierney in The Razor's Edge, an adaptation of W. … Read More
1949 35 Years Old Power and Christian were married on January 27, 1949 in the Church of Santa Francesca, with an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 screaming fans outside.
1950 36 Years Old Power was becoming increasingly unhappy with his assignments to such movies as American Guerrilla in the Philippines and Pony Soldier, so in 1950 he traveled to England to play the title role in Mister Roberts on stage at the London Coliseum, bringing in sellout crowds for twenty-three weeks.
1951 37 Years Old Christian miscarried three times before giving birth to a baby girl, Romina Francesca Power, on October 2, 1951. … Read More
1952 38 Years Old Power's movies had been very profitable for Fox and, as an enticement to renew his contract, they offered him the lead role in The Robe. He turned it down (the job ultimately went to Richard Burton) and on 1 November 1952, he left on a ten-week national tour with John Brown's Body, a three-person dramatic reading of Stephen Vincent Benét's narrative poem, adapted and directed by Charles Laughton, featuring Power, Judith Anderson and Raymond Massey. … Read More
1953 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Fox now gave Power permission to seek his own roles outside the studio, on the understanding that he would fulfil his fourteen-film commitment to them in between his other projects. In 1953 he made The Mississippi Gambler for Universal, negotiating a deal entitling him to a percentage of the profits. … Read More


1954 40 Years Old Between November 1954 and April 1955, Power toured the United States and Canada in the role, ending with 12 weeks at the ANTA Theater, New York, and two weeks at the Colonial Theater, Boston.
His performance in Julian Claman's A Quiet Place, staged at the National Theater, Washington, at the end of 1955 was warmly received by the critics.
1956 42 Years Old In 1956, the year Columbia released The Eddy Duchin Story, another great success for the star, he returned to England to play the rake Dick Dudgeon in a revival of Shaw's The Devil's Disciple for one week at the Opera House in Manchester and nineteen weeks at the Winter Garden, London. … Read More
1957 43 Years Old However, in 1957, he met Deborah Ann Minardos. They were married on May 7, 1958, and she became pregnant soon after.
Power returned to the stage in March, 1958 to play the lead in Arnold Moss's adaptation of Shaw's 1921 play, Back to Methuselah.
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