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1797
  • Tyrone Power's great-grandfather, William Tyrone Power (aka Tyrone Power the First), was born.
dates unknown
  • William Tyrone Power's son, Harold Power, (Tyrone Power's grandfather) was born.
  • Harold Power became a well-known concert pianist in Britain.
1833-1835
  • William Tyrone Power, a stage comedian in Ireland, made his trips to America.
1836
  • William Tyrone Power's book, Impressions of America, was published.
1841
  • William Tyrone Power died at sea, returning home to Ireland from America.
1858
  • Charles W. Reaume (Patia Power's father; Tyrone Power's grandfather) was born in Michigan.
1863
  • Mary Adelaide Schuster (Patia Power's mother; Tyrone Power's grandmother) was born in Ohio.
1869
  • May 2 - Frederick Tyrone Power II (Tyrone Power's dad) was born in London, England; raised in England and was educated there.
1881
  • April 25 - Charles W. Reaume (Patia Power's father) married Ada (Adalaine) Schuster (Patia Power's mother), in Marion County, Indiana.
1882
  • Mar 1 - Helen Emma Reaume (Tyrone Power's mom, who years later married Tyrone Power's dad and took the stage name, "Patia Power") was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Charles W. Reaume and Adelaide Schuster Reaume.
1898
  • Tyrone Power's dad married Edith Crane.
1899
  • September 12 - Tyrone Power's dad continued a stage career by making his first Broadway appearance, in Becky Sharp.
1902-1911
  • During these years, Tyrone Power's dad appeared in one dozen Broadway shows (appeared in a total of 25 Broadway productions throughout his career).
1912
  • January 3 - Edith Crane died.
  • November 4 - Tyrone Power's dad performed to critical acclaim as Brutus in Julius Caesar, at the Lyric Theater on Broadway (reprised his role in 1918 and 1927).
1912 or 1913
  • Tyrone Power's dad married Helen Emma Reaume (Tyrone Power's mom).


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1914
  • May 5 - Tyrone Edmund Power III was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • The Power family was in New York for a time, where the parents were on stage.
  • Tyrone Power's dad made his first silent film, Aristocracy. (Between the years 1914 and 1927, Tyrone Power's dad made a total of 39 silent films.)
1915
  • The Power family moved to San Diego.
  • August 26 - Tyrone Power's sister, Anne, was born in Los Angeles county, California.
1917
  • A movie in which Tyrone Power's parents appeared together, The Planter , was released.
  • Tyrone Power's dad was in New York, performing on Broadway. He was in three shows during 1917-1918.
1920
  • autumn - Tyrone Power's parents divorced.
1921
  • February 17 - Tyrone Power, Sr. married for the third time, at his home in Union Hill, N.J.. The 51-year-old groom's bride, Bertha Knight, was 34.
  • Patia Power (stage name), Tyrone Power's mom, appeared in starring role in La Golondrina (mission play at San Gabriel, California).
  • Tyrone Power made his stage debut, at age 7, as Pablo, in La Golondrina.
1923
  • The Power family returned to Cincinnati.
  • Tyrone Power's mom got a job as drama and voice coach at the Schuster-Martin School of Drama.
  • Tyrone Power's mom coached him for a few years in voice and dramatics.
  • Tyrone Power attended the Sisters of Mercy Academy.
1924-1926
  • *Tyrone Power attended Sisters of Mercy Academy.
*Tyrone Power spent grades 4-6 at Sisters of Mercy Academy.

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1926-1928
  • *attended St. Xavier Academy
*Tyrone Power spent grades 7-9 at St. Xavier Academy.

1928-1929
  • *attended University of Dayton's preparatory school
*Tyrone Power spent grade 10 at University of Dayton's preparatory school (run by the Brothers of Mary).

1929-1930
  • *attended Purcell High School
  • Tyrone Power was active in dramatics at school; studied speech arts from his mom.
  • Tyrone Power worked as a soda jerk at a drug store outside school hours.
  • September 1930 - Tyrone Power's Dad appeared, in a character role, in his first (and only) "talkie" film, The Big Trail .
*Tyrone Power's junior and senior years were spent at Purcell High School (run by the Brothers of Mary).

1930-1931
  • Tyrone Power had the lead role in Purcell High School senior play, Officer 666.
  • Tyrone Power graduated from high school, at age 17.
  • summer - Tyrone Power joined his dad in Quebec, for a summer of coaching in Shakespearean acting.
  • September - Tyrone Power and his dad went to Chicago.
  • While in Chicago, Tyrone Power worked with Don Ameche (already a radio personality in Chicago) in "The Little Theater Off Times Square" on NBC radio. The two would become close, lifelong friends.
  • Tyrone Power, Sr. asked his good friend, Fritz Lieber, to give Tyrone Power a job in his Shakespearean company. He was assigned to a very small role in The Merchant of Venice, in which his dad played Duke of Venice, at Chicago's Civic Auditorium.
  • November 16 - Tyrone Power's Dad played in The Merchant of Venice, for six performances on Broadway, at the Royale Theater.
  • mid-Dec - Tyrone Power and his dad went to Hollywood, where Tyrone Power's dad had a role in the movie The Miracle Man.
  • December 30 - Tyrone Power's dad was working on the movie, The Miracle Man . He was at his rooms at the Hollywood Athletic Club, where he suffered a massive heart attack, collapsed, and died in Tyrone Power's arms.


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1932
  • January 2 - Funeral services were held for Tyrone Power, Sr. His ashes were to be buried at Isle Aux Noix, Quebec, his former home.
  • Tyrone Power's mom moved back to California, to a home in Santa Barbara.
  • Tyrone Power decided to stay in Hollywood to give movies a try, but he found it almost impossible to find work in movies.
  • He got a small part in Tom Brown of Culver, which was released June 12.
  • Tyrone Power became involved in community theater, while still visiting studios, trying to get into movies.
1933
  • May 16 - He performed in Low and Behold, Pasadena Community Playhouse, Pasadena California.
  • To supplement his income, Tyrone Power became a chauffeur to one of his dad's old friends , screenwriter Arthur Caesar.
  • He worked at Santa Barbara's Lobero Theater for a time.
  • He got a one-day job in Flirtation Walk (no lines, no billing).
  • Upon the advice of Arthur Caesar, he decided to leave Hollywood and go to New York to give Broadway a try.
1934
  • En route to New York, he stopped in Chicago and visited with friend, Don Ameche.
  • Ameche convinced Tyrone Power to stay on in Chicago to work in radio and to work in a stand at the World Fair that showed how movies were made.
  • He continued to work in Chicago, finding steady work, for a time, at a stock company.
  • October - Tyrone Power's future wife, Annabella, married Jean Murat.
  • November - Tyrone Power got a job in a play called Romance at a local theater. The show ran for 8 weeks
  • He decided Chicago wasn't the place to further his acting career, despite being able to make a little money. The low point was when he was asked to read comic strips on radio.
  • Tyrone Power left Chicago to try his luck with the stage, in New York.
1935
  • Tyrone Power met Blanche Oelrichs (pen name: Michael Strange), a friend of his mom. She, in turn, introduced him to Guthrie McClintic, Katharine Cornell's husband. (Blanche Oelrichs was also the great-aunt to Marjorie Oelrichs, who married Eddy Duchin.)
  • McClintic hired him as an understudy for The Flowers of the Forest.
  • April 8 - Flowers of the Forest opened on Broadway. Tyrone Power was an understudy for Burgess Meredith, John Emery, and Hugh Williams, but they never missed a performance.
  • summer - Tyrone Power joined a stock company in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, where he performed in plays throughout the summer.
  • Katharine Cornell gave him a role in her upcoming play, Romeo and Juliet.
  • December 23 - Romeo and Juliet opened on Broadway. Tyrone Power played Benvolio.
  • A Hollywood scout for Universal spotted Tyrone Power on Broadway, and Universal offered him a movie contract. Katharine Cornell advised against it, saying he needed more acting experience.
1936
  • Katharine Cornell gave Tyrone Power a substantial role in St. Joan.
  • March - Tyrone Power's good friend, Don Ameche, decided to give Hollywood another try and promptly established himself at 20th Century-Fox.
  • March 9 - St. Joan opened on Broadway, with Tyrone Power playing Bertrand de Poulengey. A scout for 20th Century-Fox spotted him.
  • 20th Century Fox did a screen test.
  • Darryl F. Zanuck was not impressed with Tyrone Power in the screen test, but his wife, Virginia, convinced him that Tyrone Power had potential for movie success.
  • Katharine Cornell advised Tyrone Power to go ahead and try his hand at Hollywood.
  • May - Tyrone Power returned to Hollywood and was given a second screen test, with Alice Faye.
  • Alice Faye's request that Tyrone Power be cast in her new movie, Sing, Baby, Sing, was granted.
  • Sidney Langfield, the director of Sing, Baby, Sing believed Tyrone Power had no future as a movie actor and asked that he be replaced in the movie.
  • Alice Faye interceded again and asked Zanuck to cast Tyrone Power in another movie. Tyrone Power was reassigned to Girls' Dormitory, where he has a couple lines at the end of the movie.
  • May 29 - Girls' Dormitory was released; Tyrone Power gained notice, as fans wrote in about the "that guy in the last scene".
  • October 29 - Ladies in Love was released (small role; seventh billed). This was the last time Tyrone Power was billed as Tyrone Power, Jr.
  • Tyrone Power again gained notice from reviews of Ladies in Love ; New York post review commented, "Tyrone Power, Jr., is as handsome as everyone seems to think Robert Taylor is."
  • Tyrone Power was chosen over Don Ameche for Lloyd's of London (Ameche had been penciled in for the role.)
  • November 27 - Tyrone Power became an overnight star upon the release of Lloyd's of London.
  • He signed a 7-year contract with 20th Century-Fox.
  • Tyrone Power has a brief off-screen romance with Loretta Young.


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1937
  • Tyrone Power's romantic life for 1937 included Sonja Henie.
  • March 3 - Love is News was released.
  • March 25 - He performed on NBC radio's Standard Brands Hour.
  • April 29 - Cafe Metropole was released.
  • May 31 - Tyrone Power got his hands and feet in cement at Grauman's.
  • August 29 - Thin Ice was released.
  • October 3 - June 6, 1928 - Tyrone Power hosted and starred in NBC radio's Jergens' Hollywood Playhouse.
  • November 22 - Second Honeymoon was released.
1938
  • January 4 - In Old Chicago released
  • May 28 - Alexander's Ragtime Band was released.
  • Tyrone Power was loaned out to MGM to do Marie Antoinette for first (and only) time during contract with 20th Century-Fox.
  • During the filming of Marie Antoinette Tyrone Power was having a romance with Janet Gaynor, whom he'd begun dating before filming of Marie Antoinette. Rumors flew that they will be married.
  • During the filming of Suez Tyrone Power became romantically interested in co-star, Annabella.
  • After the filming of Suez, Annabella returned to France to divorce Jean Murat.
  • July 13 - Marie Antoinette was released.
  • August 26 - September 16 - Jesse James was filmed on location in and around Pineville, Missouri, in the Ozarks. Tyrone Power flew with director Henry King in King's plane, where King allowed him to fly the plane for awhile. This was the start of Tyrone Power's love of flying. Upon return to Hollywood, he began taking flying lessons.
  • October 10 - Annabella announced her impending divorce from Jean Murat.
  • December 4 - The SS Southern Prince left Buenos Aires, Argentina, headed to New York. Tyrone Power was on the ship (boarded at Rio de Janeiro).
  • December 22 - The SS Southern Prince arrived in New York. Tyrone Power was on the ship (boarded at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil).
1939
  • Three of Tyrone Power's movies (Alexander's Ragtime Band, Marie Antoinette, and In Old Chicago ) were chosen by Film Daily as three of the best ten movies of 1938.
  • January 1, 1939 - February 5, 1939 - Tyrone Power hosted and starred in NBC radio's Jergens' Hollywood Playhouse.
  • January 13 - His first Technicolor film (Jesse James)was released. It was a blockbuster and was re-issued frequently throughout the years.
  • Fannie Brice sued 20th Century-Fox, Darryl F. Zanuck, and Tyrone Power for his role in Rose of Washington Square (20th Century-Fox settled the suit by paying her $25,000).
  • April 23 - Tyrone Power married Annabella.
  • The Powers honeymooned in Rome.
  • May 8 - Tyrone Power's first movie after his marriage, Rose of Washington Square was released. The studio had been apprehensive that his marriage could affect box-office. (It didn't. Fans flocked to see him in Rose of Washington Square )
  • Tyrone Power wanted to change the types of roles he was doing and asked Zanuck for more dramatic roles. To comply with Tyrone Power's request, Zanuck assigned him The Rains Came.
  • June 6 - Tyrone Power appeared in NBC radio's RCA Magic Key, All-American Broadcast (Scenes from "Second Fiddle" with Tyrone Power in Hollywood and Sonja Henie in Oslo, Norway).
  • July 3 - Second Fiddle was released.
  • Annabella was worried about her parents as war in Europe loomed. Tyrone Power and Annabella went to France, brought back her mother, who would live in their Brentwood home.
  • September 1 - The Dixie Clipper departed from Marseille to Port Washington, New York. Tyrone Power and Annabella were passengers.
  • Two or three weeks later, Annabella returned to bring Annie, her daughter, to America.
  • September 11 - The Rains Came was released.
  • November 16 - Day-Time Wife was released.
  • Tyrone Power was named King of the Movies for 1939.
1940
  • January 7 - Tyrone Power performed in The Petrified Forest on CBS radio's Screen Guild Players, with Joan Bennett and Humphrey Bogart.
  • May 8 - Johnny Apollo was released.
  • Germans came through Belgium to France (skirting the Maginot Line); Annabella became increasingly agitated, worrying about her family and friends left in France. Her marriage was becoming strained, due to her being stressed about what was happening in Europe.
  • August 27 - Brigham Young - Frontiersman was released.
  • November 1 - The Mark of Zorro was released; the movie is a huge success and would become his "signature" role.
  • November 18 - Tyrone Power and his wife, Annabella, performed The Rage of Manhattan on CBS Lux Radio Theater.
  • December 15 - Tyrone Power and his wife, Annabella, performed Seventh Heaven on CBS radio's Screen Guild Players.
  • Tyrone Power was named "King of the Movies" for the second straight year.
1941
  • January - Tyrone Power was in Mexico for the filming of Blood and Sand.
  • May 22 - Blood and Sand was released and was a huge hit.
  • August 11 - Tyrone Power and Annabella opened the stage play, Liliom, at The Country Playhouse, Westport, Connecticut. The play was to run for two weeks and was sold-out for the entire run, largely to socialites and celebrities.
  • August 13 - Despite the fact that Liliom was scheduled for a two-week run and was sold out, Tyrone Power rushed back to Hollywood to re-film the ending of Yank in the R.A.F., on orders from his studio.
  • After re-shooting the ending of Yank in the R.A.F., Tyrone Power returned to Connecticut to fulfill his commitment for the stage production, Liliom.
  • September 9 - Yank in the R.A.F. was released.
  • September 24 - Tyrone Power read the script for This Above All and was impressed with it.
  • October 20 - Tyrone Power and Annabella appeared in Blood and Sand on CBS Lux Radio Theater.
  • December 7 - News of Pearl Harbor set Tyrone Power to thinking about military service.
  • Tyrone Power was named "King of the Movies" for the third year in a row.


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1942
  • January 6 - Son of Fury released
  • February 23 - Tyrone Power performed on DuPont Cavalcade of America (NBC radio): Arrowsmith.
  • Spring - Annabella toured the country in stage play, Blithe Spirit. She spent six months in Chicago with the play.
  • Tyrone Power was assigned Ten Gentlemen from West Point, with Maureen O'Hara, but turned it down.
  • April 6 - Tyrone enlisted in the Naval Reserves at 90 Church Street, New York. Pending call to active duty, he was assigned to air-raid watch twice weekly. (The Navy later claimed to have no record of an enlistment. It is thought that 20th Century-Fox conspired with the Navy to keep him out of service.)
  • April 6 - Tyrone Power performed on DuPont Cavalcade of America (NBC radio): Yellow Jack.
  • May 13 - This Above All was released.
  • May 25 - Tyrone Power performed on DuPont Cavalcade of America (NBC radio): Young Thomas Jefferson.
  • July 10 - Annabella became a U.S. citizen.
  • July - Tyrone Power was filming Crash Dive. While filming, he went to the Navy recruiting station to ask about when he might be called to active duty. No records were found with respect to his enlistment.
  • August 24 - Discovering that his Navy enlistment had fallen through, Tyrone Power enlisted in the U.S.M.C.
  • September 14 - Tyrone Power performed on Lux Radio Theater (CBS radio): This Above All, with Barbara Stanwyck.
  • October 16 - The Black Swan, which Tyrone Power thought would be his last movie for the duration of the war, was released.
  • October 26 - Tyrone Power , Betty Grable, and John Sutton performed on Screen Guild Players (CBS radio): A Yank in the R.A.F..
  • Tyrone Power thought that he was going to be starting active duty, but he was told by his Marine Corps superiors that he needed to report back to the Fox lot to finish Crash Dive, which would be a good military recruitment movie.
1943
  • January 4 - Private Tyrone Power arrived in San Diego to begin 7 weeks of boot camp training.
  • January 5 - Private Tyrone Power began 7 weeks of boot camp training.
  • At the end of basic training, he was awarded badges for marksmanship and sharp shooting; was named "honor man" of his platoon; was chosen for Officer's Candidate School.
  • April 4 - Tyrone and 72 other U.S. marines left San Diego for Quantico, VA to attend Officers' Candidate School.
  • April 23 - Crash Dive, Tyrone Power's last movie until the duration of the war, was released
  • May 26 - Tyrone Power's niece, Neeltje Adelaide Hardenbergh, was born to his sister Anne, and her husband, Elmer Peter Hardenbergh. Sister Anne was staying at the Power home in Brentwood during this time.
  • June 2 - Tyrone Power completed Officer's Candidate School and was commissioned second lieutenant.
  • As part of an ensemble cast,he made the short, Hollywood in Uniform; shown as Marine drill instructor in San Diego. (The short was released August 15, 1943).
  • Ty recorded. "Ballad of the Leatherneck Corps" for the Treasury Department
  • Flight instruction at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, began.
  • Annabella joined Tyrone Power in Corpus Christi, staying in a hotel, while he trained.
  • October 24 - He performed on We the People (CBS radio): Tyrone discussed his boot camp training.
  • October 27 - He was emcee for Navy Day Special from Corpus Christi (NBC radio).
  • During this year, Tyrone Power's wife returned to films, which she'd abandoned upon their marriage. She did two films (First We Raid Calais, released in March and Bomber's Moon, released in July).
1944
  • April 14 - Tyrone Power was promoted to first lieutenant and joined Marine Transport Squadron 352, 9th Marine Air Wing.
  • April 23 - Tyrone Power received his Navy Wings of Gold at the naval air station at Corpus Christi, Texas. Rear Adm. Charles P. Mason, commandant of the training center, pinned on the wings.
  • As required for all new transport pilots, he attended Flight Instructor Instrument School at NAS Atlanta.
  • Tyrone Power visited Annabella in New York, where she was appearing in Jacobowsky and the Colonel .
  • August - Paris was liberated, and Annabella wanted to see her family again. She joined the USO (as star of Blithe Spirit which would be heading for Europe; in Italy, she boarded a military plane to Paris; spent several weeks with them before re-joining her Blithe Spirit troupe.
  • November 20 - Tyrone Power performed on Tonight in Hollywood (CBS radio): Sauce for the Goose, with Alice Faye and Ethel Merman.
1945
  • January - Tyrone Power was shipped to Pacific, with Marine Transport Squadron 353, Marine Air Group 21, 4th Marine Air Wing; based in Saipan.
  • He logged hundreds of hours in combat zones, taking supplies in and carrying wounded out; based at Kwaljalein, Saipan, Okinawa, Kyushu; among first pilots to fly supplies to Iowa Jima while under fire; while Okinawa was still under fire, he was one of the pilots who helped evacuate the wounded Yontan Airstrip, Okinawa; also made flights to Guam, Omura, Nogoya, and Tokyo.
  • A Japanese suicide squad on Okinawa destroyed one of the transport planes, killing those already on board.
  • August 6 - Hiroshima was bombed; Tyrone Power flew supplies to Marine troops there.
  • From Guam, Tyrone Power wrote to Henry King, telling him that he looked forward to making Captain from Castile upon his return to movies.
  • November 21 - Tyrone Power returned to Portland, Oregon, on USS Marvin H. McIntyr; Annabella was there; Tyrone Power returned to his home (now also home to his sister, niece, adopted daughter, Annie, and Annabella's mother); Tyrone Power also saw his mom, who lived in her own apartment.
  • December 17 - Tyrone Power signed a new contract with 20th Century-Fox, calling for 2 films per year. Three movies were announced as upcoming starring roles - The Razor's Edge, Captain from Castile, and The Black Rose.
  • For war-time service, he was awarded American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.
  • Tyrone Power and Annabella spent a month in Canada, as a second honeymoon.
*Note: While Tyrone Power was in military service, 20th Century-Fox kept his face before the public by re-issuing the following movies: The Rains Came, Johnny Apollo, In Old Chicago. Additionally, Blood and Sand and The Black Swan were in continuous release.

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1946
  • January 6 - Tyrone Power performed on Hollywood Star Time (CBS radio): Seventh Heaven, with Jeanne Crain.
  • January 15 - Tyrone Power was discharged as a first lieutenant; assigned to 11th Marine Corps Reserve District.
  • Tyrone Power prepared for the movie The Dark Wood , a movie which was never filmed. (Zanuck assigned him this film, pending the final The Razor's Edge script. He thought it in Tyrone Power's best interest to keep busy, following his return from service, and The Razor's Edge was delayed by script revisions.)
  • March 20 - Tyrone Power appeared in a short for the American Red Cross.
  • exact date unknown - Tyrone Power made a ten-week goodwill flight, arranged by 20th Century-Fox, on his plane "Saludos Amigos" through 24 Latin American countries.
  • May 20 - Tyrone Power and Annabella hosted a party at their home. Someone at the party suggested that they play a game called "Sardines", which was Hollywood's version of "hide and seek" . During the game, David Niven's 28-year-old wife, Primula, opened a door that, in the darkness, she thought was a closet. Instead, it lead to the basement. She tumbled down the flight of 20 stairs and fractured her skull. She was rushed to the Santa Monica Hospital, where she died the next day.
  • August 27 - 20th Century-Fox announced that Tyrone Power would be flying his twin-engined plane, Saludos Amigos, on a two-month goodwill tour of Central and South America. The announcement said that the party would fly down the west coast of South America to Chile; then across the Andes Mountains to Argentina; and back up the east coast.
  • September - Annabella left for New York to prepare for the Broadway play, No Exit, against Tyrone Power's wishes.
  • October - Annabella announced formal separation from Ty; incompatibility of careers was listed as grounds.
  • October 25 - 20th Century Fox officially confirmed that Tyrone Power and Annabella had "definitely and with finality" separated, though no divorce plans were announced.
  • October 28 - Tyrone Power publicly denied the rumors of a romance and impending marriage to Gene Tierney, his leading lady for The Razor's Edge.
  • November 20 - Tyrone and Annabella attended the world premiere of The Razor's Edge, Tyrone Power's first movie to be released since 1943, at The Roxy Theater in New York. The movie made record runs and became Fox's top-grossing movie of the year.
1947
  • January 24, 1947 - The press reported that Lana Turner had reservations to go to Mexico City to visit her "boyfriend" Tyrone Power. Also to be in the party was Evie Johnson Wynn.
  • spring - 5-month filming in Mexico (Acapulco, Morelia, Uruapan) of Captain from Castile began;
  • Lana Turner visited Tyrone Power in Mexico, during filming of Captain from Castile.
  • Captain from Castile moved location to Acapulco, Mexico. Lana was again visiting, when they ran into Linda Christian at the hotel where they were all staying. (Linda was also on location, filming Tarzan and the Mermaid. Lana made a quick introduction, though Tyrone Power mentioned that they had met previously (at his house, where she had met his wife, Annabella).
  • April 7 - Tyrone Power performed on Lux Radio Theater (CBS radio): Alexander's Ragtime Band, with Dinah Shore, Al Jolson, Dick Haymes, Margaret Whiting.
  • May 26 - performed on Screen Guild Players (CBS radio): Johnny Apollo, with Dorothy Lamour and Lloyd Nolan.
    summer - Nightmare Alley was filmed.
  • September 1, 1947 - Tyrone Power began 32,000-mile journey piloting airplane, "The Geek", with Bob Buck, co-pilot; Bill Agner, flight engineer, Bob Stevens, navigator, Bill Ritter, radio operator; Jim Denton, 20th Century Fox public relations; Bill Gallagher, Tyrone Power's secretary). Trip took them to Puerto Rico, Liberia, S.W. Africa, Italy, British Guyana, Gold Coast, South Africa, Ethiopia, Brazil, Belgian Congo, Portugal, Sudan, Ireland, Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, Kenya, Greenland, England, Iceland, France, and Greece.
  • September 9 - Nightmare Alley was released.
  • September 12 - Tyrone landed his plane in Leopoldville, Belgian Congo. His plans were to fly on to Windhoek, Southwest Africa, Capetown.
  • September 21 - Tyrone was received by Pres. Juan Peron and Senora at the Presidential residence in Buenos Aires.
  • October 9 - Tyrone left Nairobi for Addis Ababa, Ayasinia.
  • late October - "The Geek" reached Rome. Tyrone Power met Linda Christian (stage name Linda Christian; birth name Blanca R. Welter), and the stay in Rome was extended to 23 days because Tyrone Power and Linda become romantically involved.
  • November 09 - Tyrone Power piloted his plane into London Airport, in the final stages of his goodwill tour.
  • November 26 - Captain from Castile was released.
  • November 28 - Tyrone landed his plane at Dow Field, in Banghor, Maine, on his way back to Hollywood from his 3-month trip. While there, he attended an Army Thanksgiving dinner at the EM mess, declining the invitation to dine with the officers.
  • December 4 - The press reported Lana Turner's announcement that her romance with Tyrone Power was over. In her announcement, she said, "Ty has changed. He came back determined to spend his time fighting communism." (Ty had publicly commented, "From what I saw in Europe, I'm convinced the U.S. should adopt universal military training and be prepared for anything." Years later, Lana confessed that Tyrone Power had been the one to break off the relationship.
  • Tyrone flew to Mexico to spend time with Linda Christian, where he saw the New Year in with her.
1948
  • January 18 - Annabella sued for divorce.
  • summer - Tyrone Power and Linda toured Europe.
  • April - Tyrone Power began preparing for several months of filming of Prince of Foxes, in various locations in Italy.
  • As Prince of Foxes was winding up shooting, Linda's sister joined Tyrone Power and Linda for the Christmas holidays. She also was put into a few scenes of the movie, in an uncredited part.
  • June 5 - Linda Christian announced plans to marry Ty.
  • September 1 - The Luck of the Irish was released.
  • November 2 - That Wonderful Urge was released.
1949
  • January 27 - The divorce from Annabella became final.
  • January 27 - Tyrone Power and Linda Christian married at Romina Francesca, 10th century Roman Catholic church in Rome.
  • Tyrone Power and Linda honeymooned in the Kitzbuhel, Austria, where they skied in the Alps.
  • February 27 - Tyrone's brother-in-law, Gerard J. Welter, married Rosalba Portes Gil, daughter of former Mexico President, Emilio Portes Gil (Mexico's President from 1928-1930).
  • late February or early March - Tyrone Power began filming The Black Rose on location in Morocco and England.
  • Tyrone Power , Linda, Jack Hawkins, and Bill Gallagher, decided to drive when The Black Rose crew moved locations, rather than fly with the rest of the group. The ran into a rain, hail, and snow storm. A washed-out bridge caused them to be lost for days, in the Atlas Mountains, and a search party was sent to find them.
  • Linda discovered she was expecting a child, during the filming of The Black Rose.
  • June 28 - 20th Century-Fox announced that Linda Christian was expecting a child, due in January 1950.
  • August 22 - Prince of Foxes was released.
  • late summer - After filming some last scenes of The Black Rose in London, Tyrone Power and Linda flew to St. Tropez for a few weeks rest. Linda was now six months pregnant.
  • September 20, 1949 - A spokesman for Tyrone Power announced that Linda had lost a baby and was recuperating in a Rome hospital. (According to Linda's autobiography - On their way to Paris, Tyrone Power was piloting a small plane when they encountered a violent storm. A couple hours after landing, Linda complained of pain and saw a doctor, who hospitalized her. Tyrone Power and Linda lost their child - a boy - in the hospital.)
  • October 22 - Tyrone Power and Linda boarded a plane from Paris to New York.
  • November 6 - Tyrone Power performed on Theater Guild on the Air (NBC radio): Herman Wouk's The Traitor, with William Eythe and Nina Foch.
1950
  • February 24 - 20th Century-Fox announced that Tyrone Power's wife, Linda, was expecting again. The due date was given as October..
  • spring - Tyrone Power was in Manila, filming An Guerilla in the American Philippines.
  • May 6 - Linda lost another child (a girl) while on location with Tyrone Power in the Philippines.
  • July 19 - Mister Roberts opened at the London Coliseum to a sellout crowd. The play would run for bout six months.
  • August 8 - The Black Rose was released.
  • November 8 - An American Guerrilla in the Philippines was released.
1951
  • March 6 - Rawhide was released.
  • March 25 - Tyrone Power's Mayfair apartment in London was entered and robbed of $42,000 in jewelry and furs. He was in London filming I'll Never Forget You.
  • May - Tyrone Power was promoted to captain in Marines reserves.
  • October 2 - Tyrone Power and Linda's daughter, Romina, was born.
  • Ty and Linda bought a new home on Copa d'Oro, in Bel Air.
  • December 14 - I'll Never Forget You was released.
  • December 16 - Tyrone Power performed on Theater Guild on the Air (NBC radio): Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith, with Loretta Young.
1952
  • Tyrone Power asked permission from 20th-Century Fox to start finding his own movies outside their studio; agreement was made to finish the pictures owed on his Fox contract but be allowed to seek out roles independently.
  • Tyrone signed on with Universal to do The Mississippi Gambler on a percentage basis, which would net more money for him, if the movie were successful.
  • June 1 - The press reported that Linda was being considered for the leading lady in Tyrone Power's movie, The Mississippi Gambler and would be tested the next week. Speculation was that she would get the part, since, according to Tyrone Power's agreement with Universal, he was "pretty much his own boss".
  • summer - Tyrone Power and Linda quarreled over him not pushing to get her the leading lady role in The Mississippi Gambler.
  • June 25 - Diplomatic Courier was released.
  • Ty and Linda quarreled over his desire to do an extended tour of John Brown's Body.
  • November 2 - Tyrone Power began an extremely-successful cross country tour (80 performances, mostly one-night per city) with John Brown's Body, which starred Ty, Raymond Massey, Dame Judith Anderson.
  • December 11 - Pony Soldier was released.
  • As 1952 was coming to a close, there was increasing strain on Tyrone Power and Linda's marriage.


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1953
  • January - Linda told Tyrone Power that she was expecting again. Tyrone Power was stunned. At the moment that she was telling him the news, he had been prepared to ask her for his freedom.
  • Because of their marital troubles, Tyrone Power and Linda were separated for several months, despite the approaching birth of a child. They did reconcile before the birth of daughter, Taryn.
  • summer - Tyrone Power filmed King of the Khyber Rifles.
  • January 15 - The Mississippi Gambler, Tyrone Power's first movie outside 20th Century-Fox was released, eventually netting a million dollar profit for Ty.
  • February 14 - John Brown's Body starring Tyrone Power , Raymond Massey, and Dame Judith Anderson, opened for a short-run on Broadway, showing to sold-out crowds.
  • April 11 - This was the final Broadway performance of John Brown's Body.
  • Ty began a second 80-performance tour of John Brown's Body (this time with Ty, Raymond Massey, Anne Baxter).
  • April 19 - Tyrone Power performed on Theater Guild on the Air (NBC radio): Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forest.
  • September 13 - Daughter, Taryn, was born.
  • December 22 - King of the Khyber Rifles was released (one of the remaining commitments on his 20th Century-Fox contract.
1954
  • This would be the first year since he returned from military service that he did not have a movie released. (The heavy stage schedule during this phase of his career prevented filming in time for a 1954 release.)
  • Tyrone received a call from director John Ford, asking him to play the lead role in The Long Gray Line, for Columbia studios; Tyrone Power agreed; filming started.
  • Tyrone finally completed his contract obligations for 20th Century-Fox by filming Untamed .
  • March 23 - Tyrone Power performed on Suspense (CBS radio): The Guilty Always Run.
  • March 25 - Tyrone Power was a presenter at the Academy Awards.
  • September 12 - Tyrone Power appeared on Toast of the Town (aka The Ed Sullivan Show). Also on the show were friends, Clifton Webb and Jack Benny, among other famous celebrities, including Shirley Temple, Dan Dailey, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell (Keeler and Powell were the stars of one of Tyrone Power's pre-stardom movies, Flirtation Walk.).
  • Ty began filming Untamed.
  • October 18 - Linda filed for legal separation, during Tyrone Power's filming of Untamed. The couple cited incompatibility of careers. No mention of divorce.
  • November 24 - Tyrone Power was with Katharine Cornell's stage company for the play The Dark is Light Enough, preparing to go to Broadway with it. They began in Buffalo, New York, where she liked to use as a "break-in" city. They took the play to various cities, and prepared to open on Broadway on February 7, 1955.
1955
  • February 7 - The Dark Is Light Enough, a Broadway show produced by old friend, Katharine Cornell, and starring Tyrone Power and Ms. Cornell was supposed to open, but had to be delayed because of Tyrone Power's attack of jaundice.
  • February 9 - The Long Gray Line was released and was a very big hit.
  • February 23 - The Dark Is Light Enough, opened, despite Tyrone Power not having fully recovered; his illness prevented him from giving his best performance.
  • March 3 - Untamed was released.
  • March 27 - Tyrone Power made an appearance as mystery guest on What's My Line? (When Arlene Francis asked about his beard, he explains that it is for his play The Dark Is Light Enough.)
  • April 19 - Linda filed for divorce in Santa Monica Superior Court.
  • April 23 - The Dark Is Light Enough had the final Broadway appearance and then moved to Boston, for a short run.
  • May 3 - Linda received an interlocutory divorce decree. Linda received custody of the children for ten months, with Tyrone Power to have them the other two months.
  • May 5 - Louella Parsons reported in her gossip column: "Just before she left New York, Rhonda Fleming had a date with Tyrone Power."
  • May 22 - Tyrone Power hosted, for television, Max Liebman's Promenade, a musical revue.
  • Before leaving for England, Tyrone Power bought a co-op apartment at 72nd St & 5th Ave, New York.
  • June 4 - Tyrone Power flew into Paris with his two daughters, on his way to Surrey, England, for vacation. He was greeted at the airport by former wife, Annabella.
  • Tyrone Power performed on stage in A Quiet Place. (The precise dates are unknown, but the show ran during parts of 1955-1956, with performances given in select U.S. cities.)
1956
  • January 18 - Tyrone Power performed on Hall of the Spoken Word (NBC radio): Reading from Byron's She Walks in Beauty.
  • February 18 - Tyrone Power was a guest star on variety special for British television.
  • February 20 - The Devil's Disciple opened at the Opera House, Manchester, England (one week of performances).
  • May 28 - The Eddy Duchin Story was released. It became a huge hit.
  • June 16 - Louella Parsons announced that Tyrone Power had just told her that he had chosen Mai Zetterling for Seven Waves Away (aka Abandon Ship).
  • exact dates unknown - Tyrone Power became romantically linked to Mai Zetterling, Anita Ekberg, and various other beauties.
  • August 6 - Tyrone received a final divorce decree. According to the news reports, Linda was not making the last official move, so Tyrone took the final step in London, where he was doing a film.
  • November 8 - Tyrone Power and a huge cast opened in the elaborately-produced The Devil's Disciple, in London's Winter Garden (played for 19 weeks).
  • exact date unknown - Tyrone Power took The Devil's Disciple to the stage in Dublin, Ireland, home to his great-grandparents .
  • Tyrone Power and Ted Richmond formed Copa Productions.
1957
  • Tyone was one of the narrators for the documentary Eight Steps to Peace . (Other narrators were Vanessa Brown, Robert Ryan, and his friends and former co-stars, Henry Fonda, Raymond Massey, and Vincent Price.)
  • Tyrone began filming The Sun Also Rises, having been personally asked by his old boss at 20th Century-Fox, to play the title role of Jake Barnes.
  • Mai Zetterling, visited Tyrone Power on the set of The Sun Also Rises, while on location in Morelia, Mexico.
  • March 25 - Abandon Ship, the first production of Copa Productions, was released.
  • June - August - Witness for the Prosecution was filmed.
  • August 23 - The Sun Also Rises was released.
  • October 4 - Tyrone, a captain in the Marine Corps Reserves, was promoted to Major. He received his gold oak leaves in an informal ceremony at headquarters of the First Marine Corps Reserve and Recruitment District.
  • October 13 - Tyrone Power hosted the NBC special, Standard Oil's 75th Anniversary, which featured an all-star cast.
  • November 7 - Rising of the Moon was released.
  • November 27 - Witness for the Prosecution, one of the most critically-acclaimed of Tyrone Power's movies and a box-office success, was released.
  • December 20 - Tyrone Power appeared on Person to Person with Edward R. Morrow (CBS).
  • December 23 - Miss Julie, aired on British television. This show was a dramatic production that he did with his then romantic interest, Mai Zetterling.
1958
  • March 26 - Back to Methuselah opened on Broadway.
  • late March/early April - Tyrone Power met Debbie Anne Minardos.
  • April 2 - Tyrone Power appeared on The Tonight Show, with Jack Paar (NBC).
  • April 9 - Tyrone Power discussed his father's career on NBC radio's Nightline.
  • April 19 - Back to Methuselah had its final performance.
  • April (exact date unknown) - Tyrone Power's sister, Anne, and her husband, Gen. Elmer Peter Hardenbergh, were divorced.
  • May 7 - Tyrone and Debbie Minardos married in the chapel of the Tunica Presbyterian Church, Tunica, Mississippi. The church's pastor, Dr. T. T. Williams, officiated.
  • Shortly after their marriage, Debbie Minardos Power became pregnant.
  • summer - Tyrone Power filmed a short for The American Heart Association
  • September 5 - Tyrone Power and Debbie arrived in Madrid for filming of Solomon and Sheba.
  • Tyrone Power prepared a speech that he planned to give for GI's in Spain on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Tyrone Power's new wife was concerned that he was working too hard and urged him to try to get more rest.
  • early November - Tyrone Power invited Annabella to Madrid, where he introduced her to his new wife.
  • November 15 - Early that day, Tyrone Power gave a taped interview to NBC radio on the set of Solomon and Sheba.
  • November 15 - Tyrone Power died in Madrid, Spain, while filming Solomon and Sheba.
  • Memorial service was held in Spain.
  • November 16 - An interview taped on the day of his death was broadcast on NBC radio.
  • November 21 - Memorial services were held at Hollywood's Chapel of the Psalms; burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood, California; thousands attended.


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1959
  • January 22 - Tyrone Power's son, Tyrone William Power IV, was born.
  • September 29 - Patia Power died in Canterbury, N.H., at the home of her daughter.
  • September 30 - Tyrone Power's widow, Debbie, married Arthur Loew, Jr. (later divorced).
  • December 24 - Solomon and Sheba was released (Ty visible only in long shots).
1962
  • March 24 - Linda married Edmund Purdom in Mexico City, at the home of her stepfather, Dr. Jose Alvarez Amezquita (would officially divorce a year later but commented, years later, that their marriage lasted all of 24 hours).
1970
  • July 26 - Romina Power (Tyrone Power's daughter) and Al Bano were married at the Church of St. Catherine, near Brindisi, Italy.
1996
  • September 18 - Tyrone Power's first wife, Annabella, died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1999
  • June 27 - Tyrone Power's sister, Anne, died in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida.
2005
  • November 5 - Tyrone Power's niece, Neeltje Hardenbergh Dunham (daughter of Tyrone Power's sister, Anne), died in Raymond, Cumberland county, Maine.
2006
  • April 3 - Debbie Minardos Power Loew died in Los Angeles, California.
2011
  • July 22 - Linda Christian died in Palm Springs, California.



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