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Tyrone Power

1914 - 1958

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Tyrone Power
1914 - 1958

Tyrone Edmond Power was born on May 5, 1914, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His entry into the world guaranteed him a spot in a high-powered family acting dynasty, with great-grandfather, grandfather, and father all successful performers in areas of music, live stage, and film.

His film debut, in Tom Brown of Culver (1932), was just the beginning of what would be not only a legendary and important career, but also a satisfying and rewarding relationship with moviegoers, who, by 1939, made Tyrone Power the number two box office draw in the country.

Besides his obvious good looks, smooth and velvety voice, and strengths in both light and dramatic roles, Tyrone Power was a citizen with patriotism paramount, as he enlisted in the Marine Corps in World War II, serving his country from 1942 to 1945, and logging over eleven hundred hours of flying time, much of that under considerable enemy fire.

Upon his return to civilian life, Power resumed a glittering career, shining in any cinematic genre he touched. He was truly one of the brightest of the stars.