|Date of Birth||20 June 1909, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
|Date of Death||14 October 1959, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (heart attack)|
|Birth Name||Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn|
The Tasmanian Devil
|Height||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman and descendant of a midshipman of HMS Bounty fame. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set out to find gold, but instead found a series of short lived odd jobs. Information is sketchy, but the positions of police constable, sanitation engineer, treasure hunter, sheep castrator, shipmaster for hire, fisherman, and soldier seem to be among his more reputable career choices. Staying one jump ahead of the law and jealous husbands forced Flynn to England. He took up acting, a pastime he had previously stumbled into when asked to play (ironically) Fletcher Christian in a film called In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). Flynn's natural athletic talent and good looks attracted the attention of Warner Brothers and soon he was off to America. His luck held when he replaced Robert Donat in the title role of Captain Blood (1935). He quickly rocketed to stardom as the undisputed king of swashbuckler films, a title inherited from Douglas Fairbanks, but which remains his to this day. Onscreen, he was the freedom loving rebel, a man of action who fought against injustice and won the hearts of damsels in the process. His off-screen passions; drinking, fighting, boating and sex, made his film escapades seem pale. His love life brought him considerable fame, three statutory rape trials, and a lasting memorial in the expression "In like Flynn". Serious roles eluded him, and as his lifestyle eroded his youthful good looks, his career declined. Troubles with lawsuits and the IRS plagued him at this time, eroding what little money he had saved. A few good roles did come his way late in life, however, usually aging alcoholics, almost mirror images of Flynn. He was making a name as a serious actor before his death.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christopher E. Appel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Patrice Wymore||(23 October 1950 - 14 October 1959) (his death) (1 child)|
|Nora Eddington||(12 August 1943 - 8 July 1949) (divorced) (2 children)|
|Lili Damita||(29 June 1935 - 8 April 1942) (divorced) (1 child)|
Trade Mark (2)
There was also a flashback sequence towards the end of the film showing how Flynn was killed. The film in question has appeared at least twice on Turner Classic Movies during Errol Flynn festivals despite his very limited (certainly less than two minutes) screen time.
You can catch a glimpse of Mulholland Farm in it's heyday at the beginning of the short film "The Cruise Of The Zaca" from 1952. TCM shows it quite frequently as filler between movies.
Personal Quotes (16)
|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)||$7,000 /week|
|Uncertain Glory (1944)||$200,000|
|Objective, Burma! (1945)||$200,000|
|San Antonio (1945)||$200,000|