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Birth information

20 June 1909 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Death information

14 October 1959 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Given Name

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn

Nickname

The Baron
Satan's Angel
Flynny
The Tasmanian Devil
Rolly

How tall is Errol Flynn?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Patrice Wymore
Nora Eddington
Lili Damita

Life Story of Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn (1909-1959) was an Australian-born film star who gained fame in Hollywood in the 1930s as the screen's premier swashbuckler. Tall, athletic and exceptionally handsome, Flynn personified the cavalier adventurer in a string of immensely popular films for Warner Brothers, most often co-starring with Olivia deHavilland in such screen classics as "Captain Blood" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Flynn was born in Hobart, Tasmania, the son of professor Theodore Thomson Flynn, a world renowned Marine biologist, and Lily Mary Young. After an unhappy childhood that included physical and mental abuse by his mother, Flynn ran away to New Guinea where for several years he lived a life of adventure as a copra plantation overseer, constable, gold miner and guide up the dangerous Sepik River. In 1933, back in Australia, he was cast in a low-budget film, "In the Wake of the Bounty," which gave him the idea of becoming an actor. He drifted to England where he landed work as a bit player with the Northampton Repertory Theater and, after appearing in one film, "Murder at Monte Carlo," was discovered by a Warner Brothers talent scout.

Coming to America in 1934,...

Significant features of Errol Flynn

He is considered one of the greatest movie swashbucklers of the sound period.
Usually had a moustache
His playboy lifestyle

How much money has Errol Flynn earned?

Murder at Monte Carlo (1935) $150 /week
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) $150 /week
Captain Blood (1935) $500 /week
The Prince and the Pauper (1937) $2,500 /week
Edge of Darkness (1943) ...

Publications and Magazines about Errol Flynn

Buster Wiles, with William Donait My Days with Errol Flynn. 1988
Florence Aadland The Beautiful Pervert. 1965
George Morris Errol Flynn. 1975
Nora Eddington Errol and Me. 1960
Jeffrey Meyers Inherited Risk: Errol Flynn and Sean Flynn in Hollywood and Vietnam. 2002
Thomas McNulty Errol Flynn: The Life and Career. 2004
Peter Valenti Errol Flynn: A Bio-Bibliography. 1984
Errol Flynn My Wicked, Wicked Ways. 1959
Michael Freedland The Two Lives of Errol Flynn. 1979
Charles Higham Errol Flynn: The Untold Story. 1980
Tony Thomas, Rudy Behlmer The Complete Films of Errol Flynn. 1969
Tony Thomas Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was. 1980
Stephen C. Jordan Hollywood's Original Rat Pack. 2008
Clifford McCarty Errol Flynn. 1969
Lincoln Douglas Hurst Errol Flynn: The True Adventures of a Real-Life Rogue. 2009
Michael B. Druxman Flynn: A One-Person Play. 2011
Lionel Godfrey The Life and Crimes of Errol Flynn. 1977
Juan Jose Videgain Así se vive en Hollywood. 2006

Biographical movies about Errol Flynn

My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn 1985
My Forgotten Man 1993
The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005
The Last of Robin Hood 2013

What movies did Errol Flynn play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Crossed Swords (1954) , The Story of William Tell (1953) , Hello God (1951) , Cry Wolf (1947) , Uncertain Glory (1944) ,
Directors Filmography
The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution (1959) , Deep Sea Fishing (1952) , Cruise of the Zaca (1952) ,
Actors Filmography
Cuban Rebel Girls (1959) The American Correspondent, Goodyear Theatre (1959) 'Doc' Boatwright, The Red Skelton Hour (1959) 'The Duke' - Gentleman Hobo, The Roots of Heaven (1958) Forsythe, Too Much, Too Soon (1958) John Barrymore,...

Birth information

20 June 1909 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Death information

14 October 1959 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Given Name

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn

Nickname

The Baron
Satan's Angel
Flynny
The Tasmanian Devil
Rolly

How tall is Errol Flynn?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Patrice Wymore
Nora Eddington
Lili Damita

Life Story of Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn (1909-1959) was an Australian-born film star who gained fame in Hollywood in the 1930s as the screen's premier swashbuckler. Tall, athletic and exceptionally handsome, Flynn personified the cavalier adventurer in a string of immensely popular films for Warner Brothers, most often co-starring with Olivia deHavilland in such screen classics as "Captain Blood" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Flynn was born in Hobart, Tasmania, the son of professor Theodore Thomson Flynn, a world renowned Marine biologist, and Lily Mary Young. After an unhappy childhood that included physical and mental abuse by his mother, Flynn ran away to New Guinea where for several years he lived a life of adventure as a copra plantation overseer, constable, gold miner and guide up the dangerous Sepik River. In 1933, back in Australia, he was cast in a low-budget film, "In the Wake of the Bounty," which gave him the idea of becoming an actor. He drifted to England where he landed work as a bit player with the Northampton Repertory Theater and, after appearing in one film, "Murder at Monte Carlo," was discovered by a Warner Brothers talent scout.

Coming to America in 1934,...

Significant features of Errol Flynn

He is considered one of the greatest movie swashbucklers of the sound period.
Usually had a moustache
His playboy lifestyle

How much money has Errol Flynn earned?

Murder at Monte Carlo (1935) $150 /week
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) $150 /week
Captain Blood (1935) $500 /week
The Prince and the Pauper (1937) $2,500 /week
Edge of Darkness (1943) ...

Publications and Magazines about Errol Flynn

Buster Wiles, with William Donait My Days with Errol Flynn. 1988
Florence Aadland The Beautiful Pervert. 1965
George Morris Errol Flynn. 1975
Nora Eddington Errol and Me. 1960
Jeffrey Meyers Inherited Risk: Errol Flynn and Sean Flynn in Hollywood and Vietnam. 2002
Thomas McNulty Errol Flynn: The Life and Career. 2004
Peter Valenti Errol Flynn: A Bio-Bibliography. 1984
Errol Flynn My Wicked, Wicked Ways. 1959
Michael Freedland The Two Lives of Errol Flynn. 1979
Charles Higham Errol Flynn: The Untold Story. 1980
Tony Thomas, Rudy Behlmer The Complete Films of Errol Flynn. 1969
Tony Thomas Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was. 1980
Stephen C. Jordan Hollywood's Original Rat Pack. 2008
Clifford McCarty Errol Flynn. 1969
Lincoln Douglas Hurst Errol Flynn: The True Adventures of a Real-Life Rogue. 2009
Michael B. Druxman Flynn: A One-Person Play. 2011
Lionel Godfrey The Life and Crimes of Errol Flynn. 1977
Juan Jose Videgain Así se vive en Hollywood. 2006

Biographical movies about Errol Flynn

My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn 1985
My Forgotten Man 1993
The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005
The Last of Robin Hood 2013

What movies did Errol Flynn play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Crossed Swords (1954) , The Story of William Tell (1953) , Hello God (1951) , Cry Wolf (1947) , Uncertain Glory (1944) ,
Directors Filmography
The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution (1959) , Deep Sea Fishing (1952) , Cruise of the Zaca (1952) ,
Actors Filmography
Cuban Rebel Girls (1959) The American Correspondent, Goodyear Theatre (1959) 'Doc' Boatwright, The Red Skelton Hour (1959) 'The Duke' - Gentleman Hobo, The Roots of Heaven (1958) Forsythe, Too Much, Too Soon (1958) John Barrymore,...

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Errol Flynn and Carlos Rivas in Jagd durch Havanna (1957)

Father, with Patrice Wymore, of Arnella (25 December 1953-21 September 1998).

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Errol Flynn and Lee Patrick in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

Father with Nora Eddington of Deirdre Flynn (born January 10, 1945) and Rory Flynn (born March 12, 1947).

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Errol Flynn, Allen Jenkins, and Brenda Marshall in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

In October 1997 he was ranked #70 in "Empire" (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

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Ralph Bellamy and Errol Flynn in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

Father, with Lili Damita, of photojournalist Sean Flynn (1941-70).

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Errol Flynn and Lee Patrick in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

It has been said that his 1959 autobiography, "My Wicked Wicked Ways," was originally to be called "In Like Me."

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Errol Flynn and Grant Mitchell in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

Was tried for statutory rape in 1942 but was acquitted, spawning the term "In Like Flynn".

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Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, and Lucile Watson in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

When banned from drinking on a film set, he would inject oranges with vodka and eat them during his breaks.

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Errol Flynn and Allen Jenkins in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA, in the Garden of Everlasting Peace.

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Errol Flynn in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

The phrase "In like Flynn," stems from his 1942 trial for statutory rape.

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Errol Flynn and Jean Sullivan in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

His son Sean Flynn appeared in a few films but didn't particularly like being an actor. He switched careers and was a freelance photojournalist during the Vietnam War. He disappeared with another journalist as they followed the US Army invasion into Cambodia and both were thought to have been captured and executed by Khmer Rouge guerrillas. He is the subject of the 1981 The Clash song, "Sean Flynn."

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Errol Flynn in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

He claimed to be the great-great-great-great-grandson of HMS Bounty mutineer Edward "Ned" Young. However, research suggests this was not actually true. Flynn played Fletcher Christian in In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). He was also the 23rd great-grandson of Robert De Vere. In addition, he is the 15th cousin twice removed of Olivia de Havilland, who played Maid Marian, his love interest, in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).

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Errol Flynn and Paul Lukas in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

Grandfather of Luke Flynn.

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Errol Flynn and Faye Emerson in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

His father was head of the zoology department at the University of Tasmania.

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Errol Flynn in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

It was during a Parkinson (1971) interview that his good friend David Niven revealed that during the filming of The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), Flynn was busy on a horse during a break applying makeup with one hand whilst holding a mirror in the other. An extra seeing this assumed (like most of the people around) that he was gay, and decided to "pock" the horse up the behind with his lance - the horse bucked, throwing Flynn to the ground. He got to his feet and asked who had done that, the extra volunteered, thinking that this would only add to his embarrassment. However, Flynn dragged him from the horse and gave him a sound beating. They were the best of friends after that.

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Errol Flynn and Paul Lukas in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

He met his second wife while she was working at a snack counter in a courthouse during one of his rape trials.

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Errol Flynn and Jean Sullivan in Auf Ehrenwort (1944)

Although only 50, he succumbed to a massive heart attack at the apartment of Dr. Grant Gould in Vancouver, Canada, while he was there to sell his yacht (The Zaca) to an old friend, George Caldough. The yacht was his "pride and joy", but due to financial difficulties he was forced to sell it and had primarily lived on it during his final years. The autopsy showed he had the body of a 75-year-old man. His liver was so badly damaged that he could only have lived for another nine to 12 months.

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Errol Flynn, Donald Crisp, Carl Esmond, and Peter Willes in The Dawn Patrol (1938)

He was Australian by birth. His genealogy shows both British and Irish descent.

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David Niven, Errol Flynn, and Peter Willes in The Dawn Patrol (1938)

He and director Michael Curtiz made some of their best pictures together, but they despised each other and fought constantly whenever they worked together. Ironically, his first wife Lili Damita was previously briefly married to Curtiz.

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Errol Flynn in Aufstand in Trollness (1943)

Declaring to his second wife that he wanted to experience everything in life, he began dabbling in opium in the late 1940s and quickly became a full-fledged addict. His opium addiction and the effects of the alcohol that ravaged his body over the years contributed to his premature death in 1959 at only age 50.

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Errol Flynn and Greer Garson in Das Schicksal der Irene Forsyte (1949)

His performance as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) is ranked #16 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

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Errol Flynn, Robert Young, and Greer Garson in Das Schicksal der Irene Forsyte (1949)

His mother had Polynesian ancestry, from Tahiti, through her four great-grandmothers--the mutineers of HMS Bounty sailed from Tahiti to Pitcairn Island, taking some Tahitian women with them. As of 2005, there were an estimated 55 descendants of the mutineers still living on Pitcairn.

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Errol Flynn, Greer Garson, and Walter Pidgeon in Das Schicksal der Irene Forsyte (1949)

Probably his most uncharacteristic screen appearance occurred in Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) when he sang and danced his way through a pub number entitled "That's What You Jolly Well Get".

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Errol Flynn and Melville Cooper in The Dawn Patrol (1938)

In the early days of establishing his Hollywood career, he passed himself off as Irish in the belief that few people knew of Australia. He was born, educated and began work in Australia, later drifting between Papua New Guinea and Sydney (rumoured to have been a fighter for PNG) before stumbling on to acting. The Australian film In the Wake of the Bounty (1933) captured some attention for him in the States and so, owing enormous debts to the Australian Taxation Office, he moved to America. He said to the ATO, "I'm willing to forget if you are".

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Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Helene Thimig in Der Fluch des Wahnsinns (1947)

Had a vasectomy in 1955.

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Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Geraldine Brooks in Der Fluch des Wahnsinns (1947)

In his final years he suffered from Buerger's disease, acute inflammation and thrombosis (clotting) of arteries and veins of the legs, hands and feet as a result of his excessive cigarette smoking.

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Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck in Der Fluch des Wahnsinns (1947)

Best remembered by the public for his starring in swashbuckling adventure films.

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Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck in Der Fluch des Wahnsinns (1947)

The underlying causes of his death were myocardial infarction, coronary thrombosis, coronary atherosclerosis, liver degeneration, liver sclerosis and diverticulitis of the colon.

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Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck in Der Fluch des Wahnsinns (1947)

A recent Australian documentary on his life and career, narrated by Christopher Lee, included a film clip of Flynn being interviewed on his being nominated for the Academy Award for his critically acclaimed performance in The Sun Also Rises (1957). We are then told that the nomination "disappeared".

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