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Errol Flynn

Born Jun 20, 1909

Errol Leslie Flynn was an Australian-born American actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle.

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1909 Birth Married at St. John's Church of England, Birchgrove, Sydney, on 23 January 1909, both of his parents were native-born Australians of Irish, English, and Scottish descent.


1923 14 Years Old After early schooling in Hobart, from 1923 to 1925 Flynn was educated at the South-West London College, a private boarding school in Barnes, London, and in 1926 returned to Australia to attend Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore School) where he was the classmate of a future Australian prime minister, John Gorton. … Read More


1933 24 Years Old In early 1933, Flynn appeared as an amateur actor in the Australian film In the Wake of the Bounty, in the lead role of Fletcher Christian.
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Later that year he headed back to England intent upon pursuing a career in acting, and shortly after arriving secured a job with the Northampton Repertory Company at the town's Royal Theatre (now part of Royal & Derngate), where he worked and received his training as a professional actor for seven months. (Northampton is home to an art-house cinema named after him, the Errol Flynn Filmhouse.) He also performed at the 1934 Malvern Festival and in Glasgow and London's West End fleetingly.
1935 26 Years Old Flynn was married three times: to actress Lili Damita from 1935 until 1942 (one son, Sean Flynn, 1941-ca.1971); to Nora Eddington from 1943 until 1949 (two daughters, Deirdre born 1945 and Rory born 1947); and to actress Patrice Wymore from 1950 until his death (one daughter, Arnella Roma, 1953–98). … Read More


1940 31 Years Old In 1940, at the zenith of his career, Flynn was voted the fourth most popular star in the US and the seventh most popular in Britain. … Read More
1942 33 Years Old Flynn became a naturalized American citizen on 15 August 1942. … Read More


1950 41 Years Old After he displayed his frustration with increasingly disruptive behavior during filming, he was released from his contract in 1950 by Jack L. Warner as part of a stable-clearing of 1930s glamor generation stars. … Read More
1952 43 Years Old As early as 1952 he had been seriously ill with hepatitis resulting from liver damage.
1956 47 Years Old In 1956 he presented and sometimes performed in the television anthology series The Errol Flynn Theatre that was filmed in England. … Read More
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Flynn went to Cuba in late 1958 to film the self-produced b-movie Cuban Rebel Girls and met Fidel Castro, and was initially an enthusiastic supporter of the Cuban Revolution. … Read More


Flynn, in financial difficulties, flew to Vancouver, British Columbia on 9 October 1959 to negotiate the lease of his yacht to the businessman George Caldough. … Read More
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