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Death of Tyrone Power - 1958 Tyrone Power was one of Hollywood's most popular actors from his debut in 1936 until the time of his untimely death in 1958. In 1957, the twice-divorced Power met Deborah Ann Montgomery Minardos. They were married on May 7, 1958, just after Power's 44th birthday. She became pregnant soon afterward. In September 1958, Power and his wife travelled to Madrid and Valdespartera, Spain to film Solomon and Sheba under the direction of King Vidor. Deborah Ann was worried about Tyrone's health and asked him to slow down, but he pushed ahead with the movie. He had filmed about 75 percent of his scenes when he was stricken with a massive heart attack while he was filming a strenuous dueling scene with his frequent co-star and friend, George Sanders. He died en route to the hospital. Yul Brynner was hastily brought in to take over Power's role of Solomon. The filmmakers used some of the long shots that Power had filmed, and an observant fan can see him in some of the scenes, particularly in the middle of the duel. Power's last role was a familiar one, with sword in hand. He is perhaps best remembered as a swashbuckler, and, indeed, he was reportedly one of the finest swordsmen in Hollywood. Director Henry King said, "People always seem to remember Ty with sword in hand, although he once told me he wanted to be a character actor. He actually was quite good among the best swordsmen in films." Power was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery at noon on November 21, 1958, in a military service. (This is a photo of his grave marker.) His son, Tyrone Power Jr., was born on January 22, 1959.
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Added: 26th May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2012-05-27 
There seems to be some dispute over Power's year of birth. Some sources say it was 1913, but the majority I've come across say it was 1914.

Either way, he died way too young (age 44 or 45).
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2012-05-28 
Tyrone Power Jr. once appeared in an episode of Cheers as Nash, the snobbish boyfriend of Kelly (the rich but ditzy blonde whom Woody eventually marries).
Posted by: Blanche-2 on 2012-05-29 
His correct year of birth is 1914.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2012-06-06 
Didn't Tyrone Power have a daughter named Taryn Power who also acted? Also I recall a weird missing persons case which I think involved her from the 70's.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2012-06-07 
A quick search on Taryn Power produced this info: She was born in 1953 to Tyrone Power and his Mexican wife Linda Christian. Power and Christian divorced in 1956. Taryn was five when her father died. She's acted in a few films. I can't find anything about her being involved in a missing persons case, though.
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