Tyrone Power

tyrone power


I’ve written often enough about good-looking actors: Cam Gigandet, Aldo Ray, Henry Cavill. There has never been any lack of handsome actors in Hollywood. That’s kind of what Hollywood is all about. Some of these guys have some acting ability too (all three of the above can act).

But sometimes their looks make more of an impression than their acting.

Bradley Cooper, I think, is one of this type. He did a tremendous acting job in “Silver Linings Playbook,” but all I could think of while watching the movie was: Wow, he’s cute!

Let us now turn to Tyrone Power.

He was an actor of the 1930s and 1940s. He was, to quote IMDB, “startlingly handsome.” (Ah well: some of us are born “startlingly handsome” and some are not. You either have it or you don’t.)

Believe it or not, “Tyrone Power” was his real name. He was actually Tyrone Power III, in fact. His son was (and is) T. P. IV, and there’s a grandson who’s Number Five.

Tyrone’s father was an Irish actor of some acclaim. Tyrone himself, in the movies, was always something brave: a gallant soldier, or Zorro, or a pirate, or something heroic.

His body wasn’t that great, but his face was spectacular.

My favorite Tyrone Power move is “The Rains Came,” in which he plays an Indian(!) army major / doctor. They darkened his skin a bit for the role. (Hollywood was very unthinkingly racist in those days. “The Rains Came” is set in India, but I see only one Indian actor on the IMDB cast list, and he’s in a very small role.)

Anyway: Tyrone.

Go seek out Netflix or Amazon or something, and seek out “The Rains Came,” and gaze upon him.

You’ll be very impressed, I guarantee. Maybe not with his acting. But you’ll see what I mean.


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About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to futureworld@cox.net.

2 Responses to Tyrone Power

  1. starproms says:

    He looks very well groomed, doesn’t he and a lovely set of teeth. Funny how good looking people always seem to have it all, isn’t it.

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