Errol Flynn
actor
Errol Flynn
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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Tales of Glenn Ford in new biography - Victorville Daily Press
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“He was that, but he also had a lot of 'Errol Flynn' in him. His libido was engaged until the day he passed. In reviewing all my sources, I counted 146 women he had a dalliance with, including Marilyn Monroe.” “My father kept a diary every day of his
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Errol Flynn takes Lead for ADHOC - Rundtownnews.co.uk
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Kevin Errol Flynn will be playing the lead role in this production as a bigamist taxi driver, with Shirley Watts and Jackie Lawson as his two loving wives; Chris Powell as the sponging neighbour; Peter Cook and Richard Winter as the Police Sergeant's;
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The Artist Trailer: Silent Starpower - Movieline
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It's chock-full of Errol Flynn mustaches, Marcel waves, mink stoles, and the kind of magnificent Tinseltown excesses that killed everyone on E!'s Mysteries and Scandals. The new English trailer is available in HD, so let's watch ahead
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Review: Hamilton's Great Adventure (PS3) - GamePro.com
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Hamilton himself, an old man during the game's storytelling interstitial comics, is something of a cross between Errol Flynn and Indiana Jones, accompanied on his treasure-rustling trips by his trusty pet Sasha, a bird of some sort
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'Your Highness,' Connie Francis DVD reviews - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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By Mark Voger/The Star-Ledger Picture the sort of Medieval hero Errol Flynn once played, trotting home to unanimous acclaim after a quest to save the kingdom. Now picture his green-with-envy slacker brother — whose only quests involve cannabis and
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Pirates: 'enemies of the human race' - Lawyers Weekly
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A pirate, whether it is Errol Flynn playing the part of Captain Blood, or Rob Reiner's take on the Dread Pirate Roberts, or most recently Jerry Bruckheimer's depiction of Captain Jack Sparrow, is portrayed by Hollywood as a sexy,
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News from Errol Flynn Marina in Jamaica August 2011 - All At Sea
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The promenade is provided like a free national park by the Port Authority of Jamaica in association with it's adjacent Errol Flynn Marina. FLYNN 'FLIMS' EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT - Yes, that's right, "FLIMS"! In case you're dead certain this writer has had
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Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story, Museum of London Docklands, London - The Independent
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There's an evocative mock-up of a cabin and items that explore piracy in popular culture, including Errol Flynn, Charles Laughton and some racy fiction (Pleasuring The Pirate by Emily Bryan looks a particularly salty read) plus a whole case of Jack
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The truth about a truth-stretcher - Philadelphia Inquirer
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... no less) and then as a filmmaker - is the driving force behind each of these '40s classics: a historically reckless reenactment of Custer's last stand (with Errol Flynn as the goldilocks general); a taut on-the-lam thriller with Humphrey Bogart;
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Would national service temper our insatiable obsession with celebrity? - Staunton News Leader
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Before Charlie Sheen, there was Errol Flynn. However, Americans of previous generations arguably kept a more healthy balance between idolizing cheap celebrity and respecting authentic heroism. For example, an earlier generation of Americans may have
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Rosewood Hotel Georgia is about to reopen after $120-million restoration - Vancouver Sun
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Opened in 1927, it was the hotel where Elvis and Frank Sinatra stayed, the place where Errol Flynn and Rocky Marciano drank, a cultural landmark for generations of Vancouverites. In recent years, though, it had lost its cachet
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Wayne View Care resident celebrates 102nd birthday - NorthJersey.com
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WAYNE – When Sarah Wallace was born in 1909, the city of Tel Aviv was founded, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, now known as BP, was incorporated, Australian actor Errol Flynn was born, and instant coffee and the dog sweater were
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Errol Flynn
    FIFTIES
  • 1959
    Age 49
    Died on October 14, 1959.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As Caldough was driving Flynn and the young actress Beverly Aadland, who had accompanied him on the trip, to the airport on 14 October for a Los Angeles-bound flight, Flynn began complaining of severe pain in his back and legs. Caldough transported him to the residence of a doctor, Grant Gould, who noted that Flynn had considerable difficulty negotiating the building's stairway. Gould, assuming that the pain was due to degenerative disc disease and spinal osteoarthritis, administered 50 milligrams of demerol intravenously. As Flynn's discomfort diminished, he "reminisced at great length about his past experiences" to those present. He refused a drink when offered it. Gould then performed a leg massage in the apartment's bedroom and advised Flynn to rest there before resuming his journey. Flynn responded that he felt "ever so much better". After 20 minutes Aadland checked on Flynn and discovered him unresponsive. Despite immediate emergency medical treatment from Gould and a swift transferral by ambulance to Vancouver General Hospital, he did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead that evening. The coroner's report noted the cause of death as a heart attack, with a significant incidental finding of cirrhosis of the liver.
  • 1958
    Age 48
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He wrote a series of newspaper and magazine articles for the New York Journal American and other publications documenting his time in Cuba with Castro. Many of these pieces were lost until 2009, when they were rediscovered in a collection at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for American History. He narrated a short film titled Cuban Story: The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution (1959), his last known work as an actor. Flynn developed a reputation for womanising, hard drinking and for a time in the 1940s, narcotics abuse. He was linked romantically with Lupe Vélez, Marlene Dietrich, and Dolores del Río, among many others. Carole Lombard is said to have resisted his advances, but invited him to her extravagant parties. He was a regular attendee of William Randolph Hearst's equally lavish affairs at Hearst Castle, though he was once asked to leave after he became excessively intoxicated.
  • 1956
    Age 46
    In 1956 he presented and sometimes performed in the television anthology series The Errol Flynn Theatre that was filmed in Britain.
    More Details Hide Details He enjoyed a brief revival of popularity with The Sun Also Rises (1957); The Big Boodle (1957), filmed in Cuba; Too Much, Too Soon (1958); and The Roots of Heaven (1958). He met with Stanley Kubrick to discuss a role in Lolita, but nothing came of it.
  • 1952
    Age 42
    As early as 1952 he had been seriously ill with hepatitis resulting in liver damage.
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  • 1950
    Age 40
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His Hollywood career over at the age of 41, Flynn entered a steep financial and physical decline. In the 1950s, after losing his savings from the Hollywood years in a series of financial disasters, including The Story of William Tell (1954), he became a parody of himself, sailing aimlessly around the Western Mediterranean aboard his yacht. Heavy alcohol abuse left him prematurely aged and overweight. He staved off financial ruin with roles in forgettable productions such as King's Rhapsody (1955) Hello God (1951) and Crossed Swords (1954). He performed in such also-ran Hollywood films as Mara Maru (1952) and Istanbul (1957), and made occasional television appearances.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 38
    His income totaled $214,000 that year, and $200,000 in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details After the Second World War, the taste of the American filmgoing audience changed from European-themed material and the English history-based escapist epics in which Flynn excelled, to more gritty, urban realism and film noir, reflecting modern American life. Flynn tried unsuccessfully to make the transition in Uncertain Glory (1944) and Cry Wolf (1947), and then increasingly passe Westerns such as Silver River (1948) and Montana (1950).
  • 1947
    Age 37
    In 1947 he signed a 15-year contract with Warner Bros. for $225,000 per film.
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  • 1946
    Age 36
    In 1946, Flynn published an adventure novel, Showdown, and earned a reported $184,000.
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  • 1943
    Age 33
    In 1943 he earned $175,000.
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  • 1942
    Age 32
    Flynn became a naturalised American citizen on 14 August 1942.
    More Details Hide Details As the United States had by then entered the Second World War, he attempted to enlist in the armed services, but failed the physical exam due to multiple heart problems (including at least one heart attack), recurrent malaria (contracted in New Guinea), chronic back pain (self-medicated with morphine and later, heroin), chronic tuberculosis and numerous venereal diseases. This created an image problem for both Flynn, the supposed paragon of male physical prowess, and for Warner Brothers, which continued to cast him in athletic roles, including such patriotic productions as Dive Bomber (1941), Desperate Journey (1942) and Objective, Burma! (1945). Despite widespread criticism, Flynn's failure to join other Hollywood stars in military service was never explained by the studio, which had no desire to publicise the health problems of one of its most valuable assets.
    He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, and became an American citizen in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details Errol Leslie Flynn was born in a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, where his father, Theodore, was a lecturer (1909) and later professor (1911) of biology at the University of Tasmania.
  • 1940
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Hollywood Cricket Club with David Niven, and a talented tennis player on the California club circuit. His suave, debonair, devil-may-care attitude was characterised as "Errolesque" by author Benjamin S. Johnson in his treatise, An Errolesque Philosophy on Life.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 27
    He also travelled to Spain, in 1937, as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War.
    More Details Hide Details Flynn co-starred with Olivia de Havilland a total of eight times, and together they made the most successful on-screen romantic partnership in Hollywood in the late 1930s-early 1940s in Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Four's a Crowd (1938), Dodge City (1939), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940) and They Died with Their Boots On (1941). I have not talked about it a great deal but the relationship was not consummated. Chemistry was there though. It was there." Flynn's relationship with Bette Davis, his co-star in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), was quarrelsome; Davis allegedly slapped him across the face far harder than necessary during one scene. Flynn attributed her anger to unrequited romantic interest, but according to others, Davis resented sharing equal billing with a man she considered incapable of playing any role beyond a dashing adventurer. "He himself openly said, 'I don't know really anything about acting'," she told an interviewer, "and I admire his honesty, because he's absolutely right." Years later, however, de Havilland recounted that during a private screening of Elizabeth and Essex, an astounded Davis exclaimed, "Damn it! The man could act!"
  • 1935
    Age 25
    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).
    More Details Hide Details In Hollywood, he tended to refer to himself as Irish rather than Australian (his father Theodore Thomson Flynn had been a biologist and a professor at the Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland during the latter part of his career). After quitting Hollywood, Flynn lived with Wymore in Port Antonio, Jamaica in the early 1950s. He was largely responsible for developing tourism to this area and for a while owned the Titchfield Hotel which was decorated by the artist Olga Lehmann. He popularised trips down rivers on bamboo rafts. His only son, Sean (born 31 May 1941), was an actor and war correspondent. He and his colleague Dana Stone disappeared in Cambodia in 1970, during the Vietnam War, while both were working as freelance photojournalists for Time magazine. Neither man's remains has ever been found; it is generally assumed that they were killed by Khmer Rouge guerrillas. After a decade-long search financed by his mother, Sean was officially declared dead in 1984. In 2010 a British team uncovered the remains of a Western hostage in the Cambodian jungle, but DNA comparisons with samples from the Flynn family were negative. Sean's life is recounted in the book Inherited Risk: Errol and Sean Flynn in Hollywood and Vietnam.
  • 1934
    Age 24
    In 1934 Flynn was dismissed from Northampton Rep. after he threw a female stage manager down a stairwell.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to Warner Brothers' Teddington Studios in Middlesex where he had worked as an extra in the film I Adore You before going to Northampton. With his new-found acting skills he was cast as the lead in Murder at Monte Carlo (currently a lost film). During its filming he was signed by Warner Bros. and emigrated to the U.S. as a contract actor. Flynn was an immediate sensation in his first starring Hollywood role, Captain Blood (1935). Then, typecast as a dashing adventurer, he played an integral role in the re-invention of the action-adventure genre with a succession of films over the next six years, most under the direction of Michael Curtiz: The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936),The Prince and the Pauper (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938; his first Technicolor film), The Dawn Patrol (1938), Dodge City (1939), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) and The Sea Hawk (1940).
    He performed at the 1934 Malvern Festival and in Glasgow, and briefly in London's West End.
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  • 1933
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year he returned to Britain to pursue a career in acting, and soon 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.
  • 1931
    Age 21
    In January 1931, he became engaged to Naomi Campbell-Dibbs, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs R Campbell-Dibbs of Temora and Bowral NSW, a relationship which ended before 1935.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1923
    Age 13
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His formal education ended with his expulsion from Shore for theft, and, he later claimed, for a sexual encounter with the school's laundress. After being dismissed from a job as a junior clerk with a Sydney shipping company for pilfering petty cash, he went to Papua New Guinea at the age of eighteen, seeking his fortune in tobacco planting and metals mining. He spent the next five years oscillating between the New Guinea frontier territory and Sydney.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Flynn described his mother's family as "seafaring folk" and this appears to be where his lifelong interest in boats and the sea originated. Both of his parents were native-born Australians of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. Despite Flynn's claims, the evidence indicates that he was not descended from any of the Bounty mutineers.
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