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Errol Flynn

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 - October 14, 1959) was an Australian-American actor and writer. He is popularly remembered as a charismatic romantic hero in the eight films he starred in with Olivia de Havilland. Flynn’s most iconic role came as Robin Hood in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938).

After signing with Warner Bros. Pictures in January 1935, Flynn’s rise to stardom was swift. The studio decided to take a risk casting the unknown 26-year-old as the lead in "Captain Blood" (1935). The film established Flynn as a major Hollywood star and the natural successor to Douglas Fairbanks. The smash hit was followed up by "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936) and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), the most expensive film Warner Bros. had made up to that time. In spite of his Australian accent, Flynn starred in the enormously successful westerns "Dodge City" (1939), "Virginia City" (1940), "Santa Fe Trail" (1940), and "They Died with Their Boots On" (1941). The popularly of these westerns played a part in the genre’s revival.

In late 1942, Flynn was charged with statutory rape of two 17-year-old girls. Despite his acquittal, press coverage of the trial led to the ubiquity of the expression, “In like Flynn.” With America’s involvement in WWII, Flynn had tried to enlist but was rated 4-F due to his enlarged heart, latent pulmonary tuberculosis and recurrent malaria (contracted in New Guinea). During the war, he made several films with the director Raoul Walsh. These include "Gentleman Jim" (1942) – one of Flynn’s favorite roles – and war films such as "Desperate Journey" (1942) and "Objective, Burma!" (1945).

Embittered by his public image as a womanizer and his inability to serve in the war, Flynn further descended into a life of drug-addiction and alcoholism. His slow deflation became apparent in the waning success of his films and his aging physical appearance. By the late '50s, Flynn mounted a comeback with his turns in "The Sun Also Rises" (1957), "Too Much, Too Soon" (1958) and "The Roots of Heaven" (1958). In 1959, he died of a heart attack in Vancouver, Canada. Flynn’s notorious autobiography "My Wicked, Wicked Ways" (1959) was posthumously published. He also wrote two novels: "Beam Ends" (1937) and "Showdown" (1946).

Errol Flynn Biography Overview

Name Errol Flynn
Age 114 years 5 month 16 days old
Net Worth 10 million
Height 1.88 meter
Born Place Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality AU
Birthday 1909-06-20
Death 1959-10-14

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1. Errol Flynn Age in 2023 ?
Errol Flynn Age in 2023 is 114 years 5 month 16 days old
2. What was the birthday of Errol Flynn ?
Birthday of Errol Flynn was 1909-06-20
3. what was the net worth of Errol Flynn in 2023 ?
Errol Flynn net worth in 2023 is 10 million
4. what was the height of Errol Flynn ?
Errol Flynn height was 1.88 meter
5. what was the nationality of Errol Flynn ?
Errol Flynn nationality was AU
6. Why was Errol Flynn popular ?
Errol Flynn was popular because of actor , film_producer , screenwriter , writer
7. What was the gender of Errol Flynn ?
Gender of Errol Flynn was Male
8. When Errol Flynn was Died ?
Errol Flynn was died on 1959-10-14
9. What was nick name of Errol Flynn ?
Nick name of Errol Flynn was Эррол Флинн,Errol Leslie Flynn
10. Where Errol Flynn was born?
Errol Flynn was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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