Lili Damita

Born Jul 10, 1904

Lili Damita was a French actress who appeared in 33 movies between 1922 and 1937.

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1904 Birth Born on July 10, 1904.


1921 16 Years Old Offered a role in film as a prize for winning a magazine beauty competition in 1921, she appeared in several silent films before being offered her first leading role in Das Spielzeug von Paris (1925) by Hungarian-born director Michael Curtiz. … Read More


1928 23 Years Old In 1928, at the invitation of Samuel Goldwyn she went to Hollywood, making her American debut in a film titled The Rescue. … Read More


1935 30 Years Old In 1935, she married a virtual unknown who would become Hollywood's biggest box office attraction, Errol Flynn, with whom she had a son, Sean Flynn (born 1941). … Read More
1942 38 Years Old The couple divorced in 1942. (Barbara Hershey portrayed her in the TV film My Wicked, Wicked Ways 1985 based on Errol Flynn's autobiography.) … Read More


1970 66 Years Old During the Cambodian Civil War (Khmer Rouge Reign), her son Sean Flynn was working as a freelance photo journalist under contract to Time magazine when he and fellow journalist Dana Stone went missing on the road south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 6, 1970.
1984 80 Years Old Although Damita spent an enormous amount of money searching for her son, he was never found, and in 1984 he was declared legally dead. … Read More
1994 90 Years Old Lili Damita died of Alzheimer's disease on March 21, 1994, in Palm Beach, Florida, aged 89. … Read More
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