to Accompany Body
By HENRY GRIS
MADRID, Nov 17, 1958 (UPI) -- The body of movie star Tyrone Power makes the melancholy last journey back to the United States today.
His widow paid a long goodbye last night to the handsome stage and screen idol who died Saturday of a heart attack.
Mrs. Power, the former Debbie Ann Minardos, who is expecting a baby early next year, will accompany the body on the flight home. She slipped away from friends last night and spent more than an hour at the side of her husband's body.
"She said nothing to anyone," a friend said. "She simply wanted to be alone with him. It may be her last chance like this."
A simple memorial service for the late actor, who at 44 suffered the attack while filming a scene from the movie, Solomon and Sheba, was held yesterday in the chapel of the American Air Force base outside the Spanish capital.
Air Force Chaplain Floyd Patterson presided with American minister Parke Armstrong and Richard Aldrich, chief of the U.S. mission to Spain, representing the U.S. government.
Thousands of U.S. airmen at the Strategic Air Force base also paid their last respects to the actor.
A spokesman for the film company said burial plans had not yet been completed. However, he said Power's friends believed the body would be interred at the Forest Lawn Cemetery outside Los Angeles.
In Hollywood, Yul Brynner agreed yesterday to take over Power's role in the six-million-dollar movie. A spokesman for the actor said he would leave for Spain next week after he completes the final scenes for The Sound and the Fury.