Thursday, 29 June 2017

tyrone power was a hollywood great

Tyrone Edmund Power III[1][2] (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film, stage and radio actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness For The Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power's own favorite film among those that he starred in was Nightmare Alley
In September 1958, Power and his wife Deborah went to Madrid and Valdespartera, Spain, to film the epic Solomon and Sheba, to be directed by King Vidor, co-starring Gina Lollobrigida. Power had filmed about 75 percent of his scenes when he was stricken by a massive heart attack while filming a dueling scene with his frequent co-star and friend, George Sanders. He was driven to the hotel Castellana Hilton at 12:45 a.m. while still dressed as King Solomon. He fainted at the reception of the hotel, and a doctor named Torroba arrived and ordered him immediately to the hospital. The doctors tried for an hour to revive Power, to no avail. Doctor Juan Olaguíbel diagnosed Power's death as a "fulminant Angina pectoris": the blood choking the aorta, impeding breathing. He died in Madrid on November 15, 1958, aged 44