Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power

Highest Rated: 100% Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Lowest Rated: 67% American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)

Birthday: May 5, 1914

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The son and grandson of actors, Tyrone Power made his stage debut at age seven, appearing with his father in a stage production at San Gabriel Mission. After turning professional, Power supported himself between engagements working as a theater usher and other such odd jobs. Though in films as a bit actor since 1932, Power was not regarded as having star potential until appearing in Katherine Cornell's theatrical company in 1935. Signed by 20th Century Fox in 1936, Power was cast in a supporting role in the Simone Simon vehicle Girl's Dormitory; reaction from preview audiences to Fox's new contractee was so enthusiastic that Darryl F. Zanuck ordered that Power's part be expanded for the final release version. As Fox's biggest male star, Power was cast in practically every major production turned out by the studio from 1936 through 1940; though his acting skills were secondary to his drop-dead good looks, Power was a much better actor than he was given credit for at the time. He also handled his celebrity like an old pro; he was well liked by his co-stars and crew, and from all reports was an able and respected leader of men while serving as a Marine Corps officer during World War II. After the war, Power despaired at the thought of returning to pretty-boy roles, endeavoring to toughen his screen image with unsympathetic portrayals in such films as Nightmare Alley (1947) and Witness for the Prosecution. Though Power's popularity waned in the 1950s, he remained in demand for both stage and screen assignments. Like his father before him, Tyrone Power died "in harness," succumbing to a heart attack on the set of Solomon and Sheba (1958).


Highest Rated Movies



100% Witness for the Prosecution Leonard Vole 1957
No Score Yet The Sun Also Rises Jake Barnes 1957
No Score Yet The Rising of the Moon Himself 1957
No Score Yet Seven Waves Away (Abandon Ship!) (Seven Days from Now) Alec Holmes 1957
No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story Eddie Duchin 1956
No Score Yet Untamed Paul Van Riebeck 1955
100% The Long Gray Line Martin Maher 1955
No Score Yet King of the Khyber Rifles Capt. Alan King 1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Mark Fallon 1953
No Score Yet Pony Soldier Constable Duncan MacDonald 1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier Mike Kells 1952
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You (The House in the Square) (Man of Two Worlds) Peter Standish 1951
No Score Yet Rawhide Tom Owens 1951
67% American Guerrilla in the Philippines Ensign Chuck Palmer 1950
No Score Yet The Black Rose Walter of Gurnie 1950
No Score Yet Prince of Foxes Andrea Orsini 1949
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge Thomas Jefferson Tyler 1948
No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish Stephen Fitzgerald 1948
100% Nightmare Alley Stanton Carlisle 1947
No Score Yet Captain from Castile Pedro De Vargas 1947
71% The Razor's Edge Larry Darrell 1946
No Score Yet Crash Dive Lt. Ward Stewart 1943
83% The Black Swan James Waring 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Clive Briggs 1942
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Benjamin Blake 1942
100% Blood and Sand Juan 1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF Tim Baker 1941
91% The Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega / Zorro 1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo Johnny Apollo/Bob Cain 1940
No Score Yet Brigham Young Jonathan Kent 1940
No Score Yet Day-Time Wife Ken Norton 1939
No Score Yet The Rains Came Maj. Rama Safti 1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle Jimmy Sutton 1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square Barton DeWitt Clinton 1939
No Score Yet Jesse James Jesse James 1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Count Axel de Ferson 1938
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Roger Grant 1938
No Score Yet Suez Ferdinand De Lesseps 1938
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon Raoul McLish 1937
No Score Yet Thin Ice Prince Rudolph aka Rudy Miller 1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole Alexis 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News Steven Leyton 1937
67% In Old Chicago Dion O'Leary 1937
No Score Yet Ladies in Love Karl Lanyi 1936
No Score Yet Girls' Dormitory Count Vallais 1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London Jonathan Blake 1936
No Score Yet Northern Frontier Mountie (uncredited) 1935
100% Flirtation Walk Cadet 1934
No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver Donald MacKenzie 1932
100% The Big Trail Actor 1930
No Score Yet The Red Kimono Gabrielle's Father 1925


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