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Tyrone Power was a stage and film actor known for his roles in such films as Witness for the Prosecution and The Mark of Zorro.
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In the years before his death, he had steady successes on Broadway in Mr. Roberts (1950), The Devil's Disciple (1950), John Brown's Body (1952), The Dark is Light Enough (1955) and Back to Methuselah (1958).
Although Power considered himself first and foremost a stage actor, his films are the medium that propelled him to stardom. Nevertheless, throughout his life the matinee idol fought for recognition as a serious dramatic actor.
On November 11, 1958, Power died of a heart attack in Madrid, Spain, while shooting the film Solomon and Sheba. He was 44 years old.
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