The women with whom he’d had affairs were incredulous, insisting that the rumors could not possibly be true.
He'd suffered a massive heart attack and died before anything could be done. In a brief career of 25 years, Tyrone Power had made 50 films.
After his death those in the know began to speak openly of his homosexual dalliances.
Nevertheless, Power continued to have dalliances with both men and women alike.
For a while in the early forties, he carried on a passionate affair with the young Judy Garland, which some felt led to the first of her many breakdowns.
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.