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Annabella Power
Birth: Jul. 14, 1907
Paris, France
Death: Sep. 18, 1996
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Actress. Born Suzanne Georgette Charpentier, the daughter of a magazine publisher, in la Varenne Saint Hilaire, France, on July 14, 1909 (although sources vary the years from 1904 to 1913), she appeared under the screen-name "Annabella"--which she kept throughout her subsequent acting career--in French director Abel Gance's legendary silent epic "Napoléon" (1927), and director René Clair cast her in his classic "Le million" (1931). She appeared on the stages of Berlin and Vienna and continued her professional association with director Clair in "Quatorze Juillet" (1933). She worked with the likes of Charles Boyer, Jean Gabin, Albert Préjean and Jean Murat. Her English-speaking cinematic debut was opposite Henry Fonda in "Wings of the Morning" (1937). (It was the first Technicolor feature ever shot in England.) She married American actor Tyrone Power on April 23, 1939. Hounded by the tabloids, the couple soon began having marital troubles, complicated by their inevitable time apart for filming and his war service; his numerous affairs only compounded their problems. She made several English-language films over the next decade: "The Baroness and the Butler" (1938) with William Powell, "Suez" (1938), which she filmed with her husband, and "Bridal Suite" (1939) with Robert Young, "Tonight We Raid Calais" (1943) and "Bomber's Moon" (1943), and at last "13 Rue Madeleine" (1947). Divorcing Power in January of 1948, she returned to Europe. Her last French film was released in 1952. Her last years were spent quietly, volunteering at one point in prison welfare. She died of a heart attack at Neuilly sur Seine, France, at the age of 87. (bio by: Rudi Polt) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
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Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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Annabella Power
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