Tyrone Power

May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958

Following in the footsteps of silent-era swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks and contemporaries like Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power Jr. was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1930s and ’40s. Coming from a long line of performers, Power worked with his own father from an early age to study acting. While the senior and junior Powers prepared for a play in 1931, his father suffered a heart attack and died. From that moment on Power dedicated his life to being an actor. His good looks and deft swordwork made him a marketable and successful matinee idol. He made over 50 films and starred in a number of acclaimed stage performances. He also learned to fly airplanes, which led to him serving as a cargo pilot in the Marines during World War II. After returning from the war, Power continued to expand his credits with varying roles that went against the type for which he was generally known. He finished off a lengthy contract with 20th-Century Fox while being able to work with other companies and projects as he wished. In 1958, while in Spain filming Solomon and Sheba, Power, as his father did, suffered a fatal heart attack and died. He was 44.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Garden of Legends – On the eastern edge of the lake, just south of the DOURAS mausoleum

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