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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameFrederick Tyrone Edmond Power
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to work as a citrus farmer. However, he hated farming, having always wanted to be an actor, so he abandoned the citrus ranch and made his stage debut in 'The Private Secretary' in 1886. He toured the U.S., Britain, and Australia in theatrical tours, becoming a famed matinee idol and calling himself Tyrone Power II and Tyrone Power the Younger. In 1912, he was acclaimed for his Brutus in 'Julius Caesar'. In 1914, he entered films and played leading roles until age moved him into often villainous character roles. At home one night after shooting on the film 'The Miracle Man' in 1931, Power suffered a massive heart attack and died literally in the arms of his 17-year-old son, Tyrone Power (Tyrone Edmund Power Jr., as he was legally named).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Spouse (3)

Bertha Knight (February 1921 - 22 December 1927) (her death)
Mrs. Tyrone Power (1912 - 1916) (divorced) (2 children)
Edith Crane (1898 - 1912) (her death)

Trivia (11)

First of three generations of 20th-century actors to bear the Tyrone Power name. Primogenitor and namesake of them all was his grandfather, the great Irish actor 'Tyrone Power' (1797 - 1841).
Grandfather of Romina Power
Grandfather of Taryn Power
Although known today as Tyrone Power Sr., he was always billed as Tyrone Power in his film appearances.
Uncle of Crane Wilbur
Father of Anne Power.
Grandfather of Tyrone Power Jr..
He made 25 appearances on Broadway from 1899 to 1930. He was sometimes billed as "Tyrone Power II" out of respect to his grandfather, the great Irish actor Tyrone Power.
Father of Tyrone Power.
His only talking film was The Big Trail (1930).
Both he and his son Tyrone Power died while "on the job", requiring their roles to be recast and re-shot--he The Miracle Man (1932) (replaced by Hobart Bosworth) and his son Solomon and Sheba (1959) (replaced by Yul Brynner).

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