Like most bi-sexual and homosexual Hollywood stars, Power lived in fear of being “found out.” Although studio head Darryl Zanuck liked Tyrone, he was afraid of losing Fox’s resident matinée idol and biggest moneymaker, should the truth of his homosexual activity become public.
On the set of Suez (1939), Tyrone played opposite a French starlet named Annabella, who was older, self-assured and possessed of a frankness and down to earth attitude.
The sexual orientation of those featured here did not stand in the way of their achievements.
Ohio-born movie star Tyrone Power (1914–1958) was the son of an actor.
The women with whom he’d had affairs were incredulous, insisting that the rumors could not possibly be true.
They proposed that the charges of homosexual relations were the work of jealous rivals who wanted to damage Power’s reputation. Why would they want to damage the reputation of a dead actor?
With the advent of World War II, Power enlisted in the Marines and fought in the South Pacific, after which he negotiated a new contract with Fox.
By 1946 he and Annabella had grown apart, and their marriage was over.
Power was liked and admired by men and women alike.
His group of gay friends included director George Cukor and actors Clifton Webb, Lon Mc Callister (and his lover William Eythe), Cary Grant, Reginald Gardner, Van Johnson and bi-sexual billionaire Howard Hughes.
Books and articles written about Power relate that the great gay love of Power's life was a lowly technician at 20th Century Fox, with whom he had a sexual and romantic relationship that lasted for decades.
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