Errol Leslie Thomson  Flynn

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn[1]

Male 1909 - 1959  (50 years)    Has 18 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 20 Jun 1909  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 1959  Vancouver, B.C., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Los Angeles, CA (Forest Lawn Cem) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I89423  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2004 

    Father Theodore Thomson Flynn,   b. 11 Oct 1883, Coraki, Nsw, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1967  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Lily Mary Young,   b. Abt 1886, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1966, Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1909  Balmain North, Sydney, Nsw, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F36687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lili Damita,   b. 19 Jul 1901, Bordeaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1994, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1935  Hollywood, CA (USA) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1942 
    Children 
     1. Sean Flynn,   b. 31 May 1941,   d. 1970, Vietnam/Cambodia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F36688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Doris Duke,   b. 22 Nov 1912,   d. 28 Oct 1993  (Age 80 years) 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Nora Edington,   b. 25 Feb 1924, Chicago, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1945 
    Divorced 7 Jul 1948 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F36689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Living 
    Children 
     1. Arnella Flynn,   b. 25 Dec 1953,   d. 1997  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F36690  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Living 
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jun 1909 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1959 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In 1933, in his first film, he played the role of Fletcher Christian in the Australian production, "In the Wake of the Bounty", the first film ever produced of the Bounty mutiny. The film was never released in the USA. It's rights were purchased by MGM who immediately decided to produce their own version, the 1935 film starring Charles Laughton & Clark Gable. Errol Flynn went on to star in many films, nearly always as a swashbuckling hero.

      was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. When the family took up residence in England, 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 back to England. He took up acting, a passtime he had previously stumbled into when asked to play (ironically) Fletcher Christian in a film called In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). Errol Flynn's natural athletic talent and good looks attracted the attention of Warner Brothers and soon he was off to America. Flynn's 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 Flynn's 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 offscreen 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 Flynn, 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 alchoholics, almost mirror images of Flynn. He was making a name as a serious actor before his death.

      Flynn is purported to have had a sexual liaison with film producer/industrialist/millionaire Howard Hughes

  • Sources 
    1. [S551] Mutiny on the HMS Bounty, Karl Rowe Anderson, (1998).


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