Errol Flynn (I) (1909–1959)


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Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school in which he was enrolled. In his late teens he set out to find gold, but instead found a series... See full bio »

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5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Known For

Adventures of Don Juan Don Juan de Maraña
(1948)
Captain Blood Peter Blood
(1935)
That Forsyte Woman Soames Forsyte
(1949)

Filmography

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 1959 Cuban Rebel Girls
The American Correspondent
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
'Doc' Boatwright
- The Golden Shanty (1959) ... 'Doc' Boatwright
 1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
'The Duke' - Gentleman Hobo
- Freddie's Beat Shack (1959) ... 'The Duke' - Gentleman Hobo
 1958 The Roots of Heaven
Forsythe
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
John Barrymore
 1957 The Sun Also Rises
Mike Campbell
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Capt. Russell Bidlack
- Without Incident (1957) ... Capt. Russell Bidlack
 1956-1957 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
John Morton / Don Juan / Self - Host / ...
- Rescued (1957) ... John Morton
- 1000th Night of Don Juan (1956) ... Don Juan / Self - Host
- Fortunes of War (1956) ... Count Henri de Dairval / Self-Host
 1957 The Big Boodle
Ned Sherwood
 1957 Istanbul
James Brennan
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Francois Villon
- The Sword of Villon (1956) ... Francois Villon
 1955 King's Rhapsody
Richard, King of Laurentia
 1955 The Warriors
Prince Edward
 1954 Let's Make Up
John 'Beau' Beaumont
 1954 Crossed Swords
Renzo
 1953 The Story of William Tell (Short)
William Tell
 1953 The Master of Ballantrae
Jamie Durie
 1952 Against All Flags
Brian Hawke
 1952 Mara Maru
Gregory Mason
 1951 Hello God
Man on Anzio Beach
 1951 Adventures of Captain Fabian
Capt. Michael Fabian
 1950 Kim
Mahbub Ali - The Red Beard
 1950 Rocky Mountain
Capt. Lafe Barstow (CSA)
 1950 Montana
Morgan Lane
 1949 That Forsyte Woman
Soames Forsyte
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Jeffrey Bushdinkle - the Groom (uncredited)
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
Don Juan de Maraña
 1948 Silver River
'Mike' McComb
 1947 Escape Me Never
Sebastian Dubrok
 1947 Cry Wolf
Mark Caldwell
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Phil Gayley
 1945 San Antonio
Clay Hardin
 1945 Objective, Burma!
Capt. Nelson
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Jean Picard
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Corporal Steve Wagner
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Errol Flynn
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Gunnar Brogge
 1942 Gentleman Jim
James J. Corbett
 1942 Desperate Journey
Flight Lt. Terrence Forbes
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
George Armstrong Custer
 1941 Dive Bomber
Lieutenant Doug Lee
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Francis Warren aka F.X. Pettijohn
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Jeb Stuart
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Geoffrey Thorpe
 1940 Virginia City
Kerry Bradford
 1939 Dodge City
Wade Hatton
 1938 The Dawn Patrol
Courtney
 1938 The Sisters
Frank Medlin
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Bob Lansford
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Robin Hood
 1937 The Perfect Specimen
Gerald Beresford Wicks
 1937 Another Dawn
Capt. Denny Roark
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Miles Hendon
 1937 Green Light
Dr. Newell Paige
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Maj. Geoffrey Vickers
 1935 Captain Blood
Peter Blood
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Errol Flynn (uncredited)
 1935 All American Drawback (Short)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
David Van Dusen
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride
Gregory Moxley
 1935 Murder at Monte Carlo
Dyter
 1933 I Adore You
Bit (uncredited)
 1933 In the Wake of the Bounty
Fletcher Christian
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Early 1930s) Stage: Appeared in "The Constant Nymph" in England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 18 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 18 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Leslie Flynn

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)

Spouse:

Patrice Wymore  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Sean Flynn | See more »

Parents:

Theodore Thomson Flynn | Lily Mary Young Flynn

Relatives:

Sean Flynn (grandchild)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Women won't let me stay single, and I won't let myself stay married. See more »

Trivia:

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 ... See more »

Trademark:

He is considered one of the greatest movie swashbucklers of the sound period. See more »

Nickname:

The Baron See more »

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