Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power


5/5/1901, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA



Birth Name

Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr.



Also Known As

Tyrone Power, Jr.
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Tyrone Power was a sickly child, and his parents took him to S. California. After his parents' divorce he moved back to Ohio where he learned to love acting. He was present when his father died of a heart attack. His handsome looks made it easy for him…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tyrone was offered the role of Marcellus in The Robe (1953) by Darryl F. Zanuck, hoping to get him to renew his contract with Twentieth Century Fox, but Tyrone opted to do the stage play "John Brown's Body" instead.

    • Tyrone enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1942 and became a Second Lieutenant in July 1943. Because of his prior flying experience logging 180 hours as a solo pilot, he went through a short training program and was promoted to First Lieutenant. After serving stateside in 1944, he went to the Pacific Theater in February 1945 and served in both the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima, transporting wounded soldiers and cargo to his carrier group. He returned to United States in November 1945 and was released from active duty in January 1946.
      He was promoted to Captain in the reserves on May 8, 1951, but was not recalled for the Korean War.

    • Tyrone's will provided that his eyes be donated to the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation, to be implanted in someone that needed a cornea transplant.

    • Tyrone was honored with having his hand and footprints placed in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on May 31, 1937.

    • Tyrone had an extramarital affair with Judy Garland, who had an abortion after becoming pregnant by him.

    • Tyrone had finished filming 75 percent of Solomon and Sheba (1959) and while filming a duelling scene he collapsed from a heart attack and died enroute to the hospital. The film was re-shot with Yul Brynner; however, in some of the long shots in the duelling scene, you can see Tyrone rather than Yul fighting with his co-star, George Sanders.

    • Tyrone's most famous role was that of Zorro, in The Mark Of Zorro (1940).

    • Tyrone did a magazine advertisement for Chesterfield Cigarettes in 1950.

    • Tyrone co-starred in 3 films with Gene Tierney, including:

      Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
      The Razor's Edge (1946)
      That Wonderful Urge (1948)

    • Tyrone kept copies of his scripts in bound volumes.

    • Tyrone was married 3 times; to Suzanne Georgette Charpentier, from April 23, 1939 to January 26, 1948, to Linda Christian from January 27, 1949 to August 7, 1956, and to Debbie Ann Minardos from May 7, 1958 until his death.

    • Tyrone is featured on the album cover of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

    • Tyrone appeared in 4 films with Don Ameche, including:

      Ladies In Love (1936)
      In Old Chicago (1937)
      Love Is News (1937)
      Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

    • Tyrone worked as a producer on 3 films:

      Count Three and Pray (1955)
      Seven Waves Away (1957)
      Solomon and Sheba (1959)

    • Tyrone appeared in a public service announcement for the Red Cross shown during theater intermissions in 1945.

    • Tyrone released an album of his reciting poetry, "The Poetry Of Lord Byron," in 1965.

    • Tyrone did a public service announcement television commercial for the American Heart Association in 1958.

    • Tyrone won the Bambi Award from Germany for Best Actor in 1952.

    • Tyrone has a Motion Picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard.

    • Trone was 5 feet 10 inches tall.

  • Quotes

    • Tyrone Power: I'm sick of all these knights in shining armor parts, I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films that have something to say.

    • Tyrone Power: I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience.