A Yank in the R.A.F.

Tyrone Power

b.05/15/1913 Cincinnati, Ohio

Father was actor from the silent screen era, Tyrone Power Sr.    Power Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps by performing as a young man in community theatre productions during the 1930s    Received Private Pilot’s License in 1941    World War II: 1st Lieutenant aviator of VMR-352 flying R5C transport aircraft to supply aircraft carriers in the Pacific (awarded Purple Heart when wounded in crash landing at sea)  Resumed career in acting after the war with leading roles on and off Broadway in plays such as the acclaimed Civil War biography “John Brown’s Body”    Died of heart attack at age forty-five reportedly after having to repeatedly carry co-star Lola Lolobrigida up a staircase for several takes of a scene in the movie “Solomon and Sheba” 1958 (he was replaced with Yule Brynner as the leading role of the film when released in 1959)   First cinematic movie: “Ladies in Love”


Ladies in Love, Lloyds of London, In Old Chicago, Lloyd’s of London, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Marie Antoinette, Suez, Jesse James, Brigham Young, The Mark of Zorro, A Yank in the R.A.F, This Above All, Crash Dive, Pony Soldier, King of the Khyber, The Long Gray Line, Seven Waves Away Abandon Ship, The Sun Also Rises