After his death many rumors started about his life including that he was a fascist sympathizer and a spy for the Nazis, his sexuality was called into question and his daughters Rory and Deirdre attempted to sue Charles Higham for a book he had published defaming their father. The suit would eventually be dismissed on the grounds that you cannot libel someone who is dead. Errol Flynn is still one of Hollywood's greatest actors.
Errol Flynn Fact Sheet: Who was Errol Flynn? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Errol Flynn.
Errol Flynn Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1909 - 1959 *** Full Name: Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn *** Occupation: Australian-American Actor *** Date of Birth: Errol Flynn was born on June 20th 1909 *** Place of Birth: Errol Flynn was born in Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia *** Family background: His father was Theodore Thomson Flynn, a lecturer and professor and his mother was Lily Mary Young. He would describe his mother’s family as being “seafaring folk” which it was claimed where he gained his love of boats and the ocean originated. Both of his parents could trace their ancestry back to the UK of Irish, Scottish and English forebears *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in Australia and Britain *** Education: Errol Flynn attended a local school in Hobart before attending the South West London College in London before a return to Australia saw him attend Sydney Church of England Grammar School where he would get expelled for stealing ***
Errol Flynn Fact 1: Errol
Flynn was born on June 20th 1909 and
during the 20th century period in
history when so many wonderful and
terrible events shaped the world.
World War I and World War II, the
Korean War, the Vietnam War and the
Cold War but also such marvels as
advances in medicine, technology,
travel, the expansion of car travel
and air travel and a massive change
within the industry of
Errol Flynn Fact 3: As an
amateur actor in 1933 he secured a
part in the film In the Wake of the
Bounty in which he played Fletcher
Errol Flynn Fact 9: He also
wrote an autobiography in 1937
called Beam Ends.
Errol Flynn Fact 11: Olivia
de Havilland was Flynn’s co-star on
at least eight occasions and their
chemistry was undeniable however de
Havilland herself categorically
denied their relationship ever
developed because of Flynn’s
marriage although she never denied
they certainly had a spark.
Errol Flynn Fact 16:
Flynn was often criticized for not
joining the military when many of
the other male actors did, but the
studio would not have him reveal the
extent of his health problems.
Errol Flynn Fact 19: Errol
Leslie Thomson Flynn died on October
14th 1959 of a heart attack and
cirrhosis of the liver aged fifty
years. His body laid to rest in
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
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