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Power, Tyrone

(1869—1931) actor


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(1869–1931), actor. Grandson of the first Tyrone Power, his parents were performers in London, where he was born. He came to America in 1886 and made his debut in St. Augustine, Florida, then spent time with Augustin Daly's famous ensemble. Power's early roles included the Marquis of Steyne in Mrs. Fiske's Becky Sharp (1899), Judas Iscariot in her production of Mary of Magdala (1902), the title role in Ulysses (1903), the loyal barbarian Arkissus in Adrea (1905), and the black sheep brother Robert in The Servant in the House (1908). One of his major assignments was the title role in the musical Chu Chin Chow (1917). In his later career Power performed largely in prominent supporting roles in Shakespearean revivals. Although he was starred only intermittently, he formed an important link between his grandfather and grandson. Biography: Tyrone Power, William Winter, 1913.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Theatre.


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