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 His mother was born Lily Mary Young, but shortly after marrying Theodore at St. John's Church of England, Birchgrove, Sydney, on 23 January 1909,she changed her first name to Marelle. … Read More


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


1931 - 1933 2 More Events
1934 25 Years Old 1 More Event
He performed at the 1934 Malvern Festival and in Glasgow, and briefly in London's West End.
1935 26 Years Old Flynn was married three times: to actress Lili Damita from 1935 until 1942 (one son, Sean Flynn, 31 May 1941-disappeared MIA 1971); to Nora Eddington from 1943-49 (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
1937 28 Years Old …  He also travelled to Spain, in 1937, as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. … 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 1 More Event
…  He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, and became an American citizen in 1942. … Read More
1943 34 Years Old In 1943 he earned $175,000.
1946 37 Years Old In 1946, Flynn published an adventure novel, Showdown, and earned a reported $184,000.
1947 38 Years Old In 1947 he signed a 15-year contract with Warner Bros. for $225,000 per film.
1948 39 Years Old His income totaled $214,000 that year, and $200,000 in 1948. … Read More


1950 41 Years Old Flynn's behaviour became increasingly disruptive during filming; he was released from his contract in 1950 by Jack L. Warner as part of a stable-clearing of 1930s glamour-generation stars. … Read More
1952 43 Years Old As early as 1952 he had been seriously ill with hepatitis resulting in 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 Britain. … Read More
1958 49 Years Old Flynn went to Cuba in late 1958 to film the self-produced B film Cuban Rebel Girls, where he met Fidel Castro and was initially an enthusiastic supporter of the Cuban Revolution. … Read More


1959 50 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1959, Flynn's financial difficulties had become so serious that he flew to Vancouver, British Columbia on 9 October to negotiate the lease of his yacht Zaca to the businessman George Caldough. … Read More
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