Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick to Christopher Fulford
Errol Flynn Biography (1909-1959)
Full name, Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn; born June 20, 1909, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; became U.S. citizen, 1942; died of a heart attack, October 14,1959, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; son of Theodore Thomas (a marine biologist and zoologist) and Marrelle Young Flynn; married Lili Damita (anactress), June, 1935 (divorced April, 1942); married Nora Eddington (an actress), August, 1943 (divorced, 1949); married Patrice Wymore (an actress), October, 1950 (separated, 1957); children: Sean (an actor, photographer, and warcorrespondent), Deirdre, Rory, Annella Roma.
- Birth Details
- June 20, 1909
- Hobart, Australia
- Death Details
- October 14, 1959
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Credits; Film Appearances
- Fletcher Christian, In the Wake of the Bounty, Expeditionary, 1933.
- Dyter, a newspaper reporter, Murder at Monte Carlo, Warner Bros., 1935.
- Himself, Pirate Party on Catalina Isle, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
- David Van Dusen, Don't Bet on Blondes, Warner Bros., 1935.
- Gregory Moxley, The Case of the Curious Bride, First National, 1935.
- Peter Blood, Captain Blood, First National, 1935.
- Major Geoffrey Vickers, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Warner Bros., 1936.
- Miles Hendon, The Prince and the Pauper, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Gerald Beresford Wicks, The Perfect Specimen, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Dr. Newell Paige, Green Light, Warner Bros./Cosmopolitan, 1937.
- Captain Denny Roark, Another Dawn, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Robert Kensington Lansford, Four's a Crowd, Warner Bros., 1938.
- Captain Courtney, The Dawn Patrol, Warner Bros., 1938.
- Robin Hood (Sir Robin of Locksley), The Adventures of Robin Hood (also known as Robin Hood), First National, 1938.
- Frank Medlin, The Sisters, Warner Bros., 1938.
- Wade Hatton, Dodge City, Warner Bros., 1939.
- Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex(also known as Elizabeth and Essex and Elizabeth the Queen), Warner Bros., 1939.
- Captain Geoffrey Thorpe, The Sea Hawk, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Jeb Stuart, Santa Fe Trail, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Kerry Bradford, Virginia City, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Francis Warren, Footsteps in the Dark, Warner Bros., 1941.
- Lieutenant Doug Lee, Dive Bomber, Warner Bros., 1941.
- George Armstrong Custer, They Died with Their Boots on, Warner Bros., 1942.
- Flight Lieutenant Terrence Forbes, Desperate Journey, Warner Bros., 1942.
- James J. Corbett, Gentleman Jim, Warner Bros., 1942.
- Himself, Show Business at War (documentary newsreel; also known as The March of Time Volume IX, Issue 10), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943.
- Gunnar Brogge, Edge of Darkness, Warner Bros., 1943.
- Corporal Steve Wagner, Northern Pursuit, Warner Bros., 1943.
- Himself, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Warner Bros., 1943.
- Jean Picard, Uncertain Glory, Warner Bros., 1944.
- Clay Hardin, San Antonio, Warner Bros., 1945.
- Major Nelson, Objective, Burma!, Warner Bros., 1945.
- Phil Gayley, Never Say Goodbye, Warner Bros., 1946.
- Sebastian Dubrok, Escape Me Never, Warner Bros., 1947.
- Mark Caldwell, Cry Wolf, Warner Bros., 1947.
- Himself, Always Together, 1948.
- Captain Mike McComb, Silver River, Warner Bros., 1948.
- Don Juan, Adventures of Don Juan (also known as The New Adventures of DonJuan), Warner Bros., 1949.
- Soames Forsyte, That Forsyte Woman (also known as The Forsyte Saga), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949.
- Jeffrey Bushfinkle, the groom, It's a Great Feeling, Warner Bros., 1949.
- Lafe Barstow, Rocky Mountain, Warner Bros., 1950.
- Morgan Lane, Montana, Warner Bros., 1950.
- Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard, Kim, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950.
- Man on Anzio Beach, Hello God, Flynn, 1951.
- Captain Michael Fabian, Adventures of Captain Fabian, Republic, 1951.
- Gregory Mason, Mara Maru, Warner Bros., 1952.
- Himself and narrator, Cruise of the Zaca (documentary short film), WarnerBros., 1952.
- Himself, Deep Sea Fishing (documentary short film), 1952.
- Brian Hawke, Against All Flags, Universal, 1952.
- James "Jamie" Durrisdeer, The Master of Ballantrae, Warner Bros., 1953.
- Renzo, Crossed Swords (also known as Il Maestro di Don Giovanni), UnitedArtists, 1954.
- William Tell, 1954.
- John Beaumont, Let's Make Up (also known as Lilacs in the Spring), UnitedArtists, 1955.
- King Richard of Laurentia, King's Rhapsody, United Artists, 1955.
- Prince Edward, The Warriors (also known as The Dark Avenger), Allied Artists, 1955.
- James "Jim" Brennan, Istanbul, Universal, 1957.
- Ned Sherwood, The Big Boodle (also known as A Night in Havana), United Artists, 1957.
- Mike Campbell, The Sun Also Rises, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
- John Barrymore, Too Much, Too Soon, Warner Bros., 1958.
- Major Forsythe, The Roots of Heaven, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
- Himself and narrator, Assault of the Rebel Girls (also known as Attack ofthe Rebel Girls and Cuban Rebel Girls), Brenner, 1959.
- Actor in archival footage, It's Showtime (also known as Let's Have a RealGood Time, Showtime, and Stunts), United Artists, 1976.
Credits; Film Work
- Producer, The Bargain, 1951.
- Director, Cruise of the Zaca (documentary short film), Warner Bros., 1952.
- Director, Deep Sea Fishing (documentary short film), 1952.
- Coproducer, Assault of the Rebel Girls (also known as Attack of the RebelGirls and Cuban Rebel Girls), Brenner, 1959.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Host and performer, The Errol Flynn Theatre (also known as Goodyear Theatre), syndicated, 1957-58.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "The Sword of Villon," Screen Directors Playhouse, NBC, 1956.
- "Without Incident," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957.
- "The Golden Shanty," Goodyear Theatre, NBC, 1959.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- The Master of Thornfield, produced in Detroit, MI, and Cincinnati, OH, 1958.
- Also appeared in stage productions in England.
Credits; Major Tours
- Toured in Jane Eyre, U.S. cities.
Credits; Taped Readings
- (With others) The Three Musketeers, Columbia Masterworks (New York City),1949.
- Adventures of Captain Fabian, Republic, 1951.
- Assault of the Rebel Girls (also known as Attack of the Rebel Girls and Cuban Rebel Girls), Brenner, 1959.
- Beam Ends, [New York City], 1937.
- Showdown, [New York City], 1946.
- (With Earl Conrad) My Wicked, Wicked Ways, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959.
- From a Life of Adventure: The Writings of Errol Flynn, edited and introduced by Tony Thomas, Citadel Press (Secaucus, NJ), 1980.
- Adaptations: My Wicked, Wicked Ways was adapted as a television movie byCBS and broadcast in 1985 as My Wicked, Wicked Ways ... the Legend of Errol Flynn.
- International Directory of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1992.
- Architectural Digest, April, 1994, pp. 212-213.
- Empire, October, 1997, p. 199.
- Entertainment Weekly, fall, 1996, p. 35.
- Films and Filming (London), summer, 1967.
- Films in Review, January, 1960; February, 1965; June-July, 1965; October, 1986; volume 38, number 4, 1987.
- Granta, May 3, 1967.
- Inter/View, February, 1975.
- Journal of Popular Film, winter, 1982.
- Velvet Light Trap (Madison, WI), June, 1971.
- Celebsite Vital Stats, http://www.celebsite.com/people/errolflynn/content/factscontent.html (web page), December 9, 1997.
- Errol Flynn: Hollywood's Greatest Swashbuckler &; Greatest Enigma!,http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/5808/ (web page), December 9, 1997.
- Movie Guide Database: Errol Flynn, http://www.tvguide.com/movies/katz/2342.sml (web page), December 9, 1997.
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