Tyrone Power

by ethnic on November 12, 2009

Birth Name: Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr.

Date of Birth: May 5, 1914

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: November 15, 1958

Place of Death: Madrid, Spain

Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, 1/8th French-Canadian, more distant French Huguenot

Tyrone Power was an American actor. He was the son of Helen Emma (Reaume) and actor Tyrone Power, Sr. (born Frederick Tyrone Edmond Power). His father, who was from London, England, had Irish, English, and French Huguenot ancestry. His mother, who was American, had French-Canadian, German, and English ancestry. Tyrone’s daughter, with Mexican actress Linda Christian, is singer and actress Romina Power.

Tyrone’s paternal grandfather was Harold Littledale Power (the son of William Gratton Tyrone Power and Anne Gilbert). Harold was a singer, actor, and merchant. Tyrone’s great-grandfather William, born in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford, Ireland, was an actor and comedian, under the name Tyrone Power. He was the son of William Power and Marie/Maria Maxwell. Anne was the daughter of John Gilbert and Frances Thomas.

Tyrone’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Lavenu (born Eliza Lavenu, the daughter of Lewis Henry Lavenu and Julia Blosset). Ethel was a noted stage actress. Tyrone’s great-grandfather Lewis was a composer, conductor, musician, and impresario, who was the son of publisher Lewis Lavenu (Lewis Augustus Lavenu) and Eliza Mary Brooks. Tyrone’s great-grandmother, Julia Blosset, was the daughter of soldier Col. John Blossett and Elizabeth Ashton.

Tyrone’s maternal grandfather was Charles William Reaume (the son of Anthony/Antione Reaume and Jane Cary). Antione born in Canada, the son of Antoine Réaume and Mary Joseph Chaput.

Tyrone’s maternal grandmother was Mary Adelaide Schuster (the daughter of Paul Schuster and Amanda Eleanor Brazee). Paul was an ethnic German from Strasburg, Alsace-Lorraine, France. Amanda was the daughter of Henry Peter Brazee and Mary Eliza Osborne.

Sources: Genealogies of Tyrone Power – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Tyrone Power (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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andrew June 15, 2016 at 4:17 pm
andrew March 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Correction: Romina Power, not Ramona.

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Only famous white person I can think of with the name Tyrone which is actually a name of Irish origin.

follers November 24, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Film critic David Denby thinks Tyrone Power looked like Zac Efron.

andrew November 24, 2015 at 5:05 pm

follers can you add Steve McQueen?

gel January 17, 2016 at 4:23 am
gel June 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Here are three Irish students – Zac Efron on the left?:

gel June 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm
follers June 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm

That student looks more like Ben Shapiro than Zac Efron, maybe a mix.

Zac Efron looks like a mix of Robby Benson, Eliran Biton, and Logan Lerman.

The middle student there looks like Anton Yelchin.

andrew November 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm

is that a colored pic of him?

andrew November 7, 2015 at 5:27 am

(the one that appeared in featured posts)

andrew November 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm

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