Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power

Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr., más conocido como Tyrone Power (Cincinnati, Ohio, Estados Unidos, 5 de mayo de 1914 – Madrid, España, 15 de noviembre de 1958), fue un actor estadounidense.
Se convirtió en estrella de cine a fines de los años 1930 y principios de los años 1940. Trabajó para los estudios cinematográficos Twentieth Century Fox como la respuesta de este estudio a Errol Flynn, la estrella de la competidora Warner Brothers.
Participó en una docena de filmes de época y se destacó por encarnar papeles dramáticos y románticos. Su agradable apariencia masculina iba acompañada de una gran sensibilidad y calidez que, sumado a su gran versatilidad interpretativa, le permitió sentarse entre los grandes actores clásicos del cine. Tyrone es el padre de Romina Power, cantante afincada en Arizona, Estados Unidos.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1914-05-05
  • Falleció: 1958-11-15
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

English

One of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known to historians as Tyrone Power Sr., but to his contemporaries as either Tyrone Power or Tyrone Power the Younger, was a huge star in the theater (and later in films) in both classical and modern roles. His mother, Patia Riaume (Mrs. Tyrone Power), was also a Shakespearean actress as well as a respected dramatic coach. Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr., (also called Tyrone Power III) was born at his mother's home of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1914. A frail, sickly child, he was taken by his parents to the warmer climate of southern California. After his parents' divorce, he and his sister Anne Power returned to Cincinnati with their mother. There he attended school while developing an obsession with acting. Although raised by his mother, he corresponded with his father, who encouraged his acting dreams. He was a supernumerary in his father's stage production of 'The Merchant of Venice' in Chicago and held him as he died suddenly of a heart attack later that year. Startlingly handsome, young Tyrone nevertheless struggled to find work in Hollywood. He appeared in a few small roles, then went east to do stage work. A screen test led to a contract at 20th Century Fox in 1936, and he quickly progressed to leading roles. Within a year or so, he was one of Fox's leading stars, playing in contemporary and period pieces with ease. Most of his roles were colorful without being deep, and his swordplay was more praised than his wordplay. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II as a transport pilot, and he saw action in the Pacific Theater of operations. After the war, he got his best reviews for an atypical part as a downward-spiraling con-man in Nightmare Alley (1947). Although he remained a huge star, much of his postwar work was unremarkable. He continued to do notable stage work and also began producing films. Following a fine performance in Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Power began production on Solomon and Sheba (1959). Halfway through shooting, he collapsed during a dueling scene with George Sanders, and he died of a heart attack before reaching a hospital.

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