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.
Tyrone Power Facts
|Birth Name||Tyrone Edmund Power Jr.|
|Birthday||May 5, 1914|
|Birthplace||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
|Date of death||November 15, 1958 (age 44)|