Tyrone Slothrop (Gravity's Rainbow) Tyrone Slothrop is the American lieutenant working for Allied Intelligence near the end of World War II in Thomas Pynchon’s entertainingly bizarre and intricate 1973 novel, Gravity’s Rainbow. This Tyrone is likeable enough, and the absurdity of his undertakings is entertaining and amusing – BUT - we want to say that putting a beautiful name like Tyrone next to a name like Slothrop almost – not quite – but almost ruins Tyrone. So don’t do it. We are informed that the full name is an anagram for “Sloth or Entropy”, and that’s just fine. Let’s leave it at that.
Call Tyrone - a skit by Heltah Skeltah [explicit]
Tyrone - a song by Erykah Badu
Ingrown Tyrone (Tolya L. Thompson) - Ingrown Tyrone is the fourth release in the Smarties series. Teased like you wouldn't believe for his extremely big feet and short height, Tyrone can think of only one way out. He buys a pair of shoes that are too small and they have a heel so that he can look tall. Tyrone puts on those shoes and boy does he pay a hefty price for trying to change the beautiful person that he is. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Just For You! The Two Tyrones (Wade Hudson) - There’s a new boy in class… and he has the same name as Tyrone! The old Tyrone can’t stand it. What will he do? Recommended for ages 6-9.
Tyrone and the Swamp Gang (Hans Wilhelm) - Resisting the pressures of the local bully Tyrone, the leader of the Swamp Gang who wants everyone at school to follow him, Boland and his friends find more than their share of trouble when they choose to remain independent. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Tyrone the Clean 'o' Saurus (David Salariya) - This picture book for children uses original torn-paper illustrations to tell the fun-filled story of Tyrone the Clean 'o' Saurus, whose neat and tidy, 'spick and span' world is turned upside down when a mysterious box arrives. Curved corners mean that baby and toddlers can play safe when reading this book, and repetitive text helps them learn new words. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Tyrone the Double Dirty Rotten Cheater (Hans Wilhelm) - Tyrone and Boland are back, and this time, while on a Swamp Island camping trip, Tyrone cheats at meteor bowling and trips little Boland in the dinosaur egg races. But with the help of his dinosaur friends, Boland decides to fight back with a clever plan. Full color. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Tyrone: a turtle tale (Sue Foley) - This book will appeal to children because it is a light, yet realistic story which deals with emotions and situations that children can identify with, such as: rejection from friends, frustrations in attempting a solution to a problem and acceptance, finally, with friends. The story is about a turtle, Tyrone, who cannot play with his turtle friends at Hide & Seek because he cannot fit his head inside his shell. Laughed at by the other turtles, he asks his other animal friends for suggestions. After several unsuccessful attempts, he gives up. Later he hears a parrot, perched high in a tree, calling him. He climbs up on a tree stump to see who it is but falls off. He hits the ground and realizes that his glasses have come off and his head now fits inside the shell. Tyrone is finally happy because he can play with the other turtles. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Tyrone - Tyrone Power (screen legend); Tyrone Guthrie (theatrical director); Tyrone Marshall (soccer player); Tyrone Willingham (college football coach); Tyrone Davis (soul singer); Tyrone Corbin (basketball coach)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Tyrone - Tyrone Power (actor); Jerry Greenfield (co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream)
Tyrone Power (5 May 1914 – 15 Nov 1958) - Tyrone Power was a highly popular American movie star, particularly through the 1940s and 1950s, with an impeccable pedigree in English theater on his father’s side. His dashing good looks made him a natural for the type of swashbuckling role he played in such romantic movies as The Mark of Zorro and Captain from Castile, although he always strived for more serious roles on the stage, both in America and England. Ironically, probably his best known role had him cast against type as the cheating womanizer accused of murder in 1957’s in Witness for the Prosecution. Tyrone Power served with distinction in the Marine Corps during World War II. Married three times, he sired two daughters and a son who was born after his death. Tyrone Power died of a heart attack at the tragically young age of 44.