Thursday, June 01, 2006

June 2006 star of the month " Tyrone Power"

This month We 're celebrate " Gay Pride Month" with the first ever Male Star of the month (who happen to be Bi sexual!!!) Mr. Tyrone Power .

Stunningly, darkly handsome romantic lead of the 1930s and 40s whose affability and charm was put to good use in a number of stylish dramas. Power came to the fore at Twentieth Century-Fox (with whom he would stay for almost his entire career) in the costume drama "Lloyds of London" (1936) and he was soon paired with such leading stars as Alice Faye ("In Old Chicago" 1938), Norma Shearer ("Marie Antoinette" 1938, on a rare loan-out to MGM), and Sonja Henie ("Thin Ice" 1937). Power also proved a dashing action lead who intriguingly combined a bit of the fey with masculine bravado in such swashbucklers as "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) and "The Black Swan" (1942).

After WWII service Power, his features somewhat more grim and set, gave memorable performances as the phony spiritualist of "Nightmare Alley" (1947), as a man searching for faith in "The Razor's Edge" (1946) and as the earnest, but ultimately caddish, defendant in "Witness For the Prosecution" (1957). He suffered a heart attack while filming "Solomon and Sheba" (1957) and, upon his death, was replaced by Yul Brynner. Son of American stage actor Tyrone Power, Sr.; husband of actresses Annabella (1939-48) and Linda Christian (1949-55); and father of Tyrone, Jr., Taryn and Romina, all of whom have appeared in films.

King Of 20th century Fox.

MGM had Gable , Warner Bros. Had Errol Flynn but Tyrone Power was a King of FOx. In the golden era of film making, from the mid-thirties to the mid-fifties, there were five big theatre-owning studios. Those five were Lowe's Inc, which was parent company of MGM; Paramount Pictures Inc.; Twentieth Century-Fox; RKO-Radio Pictures; and Warner Brothers. Additionally, there were smaller companies, such as Columbia and Universal.

Tyrone was commonly called "King of 20th Century-Fox". He was their number one male lead for years, helping fill the studio coffers with the many boxoffice-successful movies that he made. Production chief Darryl F. Zanuck took special care to guide his career; to put him in the best movies; to give him the best supporting cast and an A-list crew. Ty served up hit after hit, building up the studio profits. Not only was Ty given the choice roles, but he was also given special privileges not accorded the other actors. Fellow 20th Century-Fox actor Victor Mature once commented to the effect that there were other actors who roamed the Fox lot, such as Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, Don Ameche but "Tyrone Power was king".


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