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Errol Flynn
(June 20, 1909 - October 14, 1959) Australia - U.S.A.

Errol Flynn

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Errol FlynnFlynn's father was a well-known marine biologist and Flynn's sailing abilities landed him a part in an Australian film "In The Wake of The Bounty." He headed to England where he acted with the Northampton Rep, then went to Hollywood under contract. Within the first year he had made "Captain Blood" and it had made him a star.

Macho movie star, rumored to be bisexual, born in Hobart, Tasmania. His full name was Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn. Famous for his good looks and reckless personality, he usually played dashing, swashbuckling heroes.

Errol FlynnLeader of a band of merry men in tights on screen, Errol Flynn had a reputation as a ladies man, and as a man's man, depending on his mood. Truman Capote and Howard Huges were among Flynn's many male partners in bedroom.

As the major sex symbol of the 1940s Flynn received constant attention from the gossip press. In 1942 he was tried and ultimately acquitted of statutory rape involving two young girls aboard his yacht. Their graphic depictions of Flynn's prowess made "In Like Flynn" a catch-phrase.

Flynn's career took a dive and he lost all his money. Addictions to drugs and alcohol completed his destruction, chronicled in his autobiography "My Wicked Wicked Ways."

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Films:

  • Captain Blood (1935)
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) Errol Flynn
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
  • Four's a Crowd (1938)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • The Private Lives of Elisabeth and Essex (1938)
  • The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • They Died With Their Boots on (1941)
  • Gentleman Jim (1942)
  • Desperate Journey (1942)
  • Edge of Darkness (1943)
  • Uncertain Glory (1944)
  • Objective, Burma! (1945)
  • Escape Me Never (1946)
  • Silver River (1948)
  • The Adventures of Don Juan (1950)
  • The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
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