November 2, 1795

It is believed that on this day in 1795 William Grattan Tyrone Power, better known by his stage name Tyrone Power, was born in Co. Waterford. He was born to a wealthy family and took to the stage at an early age. He achieved success as an actor and stage manager. He starred in several Irish themed plays such as, “St. Patrick’s Eve” and “King O’Neil.” He also published his own plays. Power’s grandson, Frederick Tyrone Edmond Power (also called Tyrone Power) also achieved success as an actor after immigrating to the U.S. His son, Tyrone Power, would become the most famous Power in Hollywood, starring as the lead in such classics like “The Mask of Zorro,” “Blood and Sand,” and “Captain from Castille.”

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