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|Also Known As:||Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn||Died:||October 14, 1959|
|Born:||June 20, 1909||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Hobart, Tasmania, AU||Profession:||Cast ... actor producer columnist author plantation manager newspaper correspondent sailor gold miner tobacco grower shipping clerk|
He lived bigger than life, and died of doing so. Errol Flynn romped through as much adventure off-camera as his characters did in his signature swashbuckling movies. Dubbed the "most beautiful man who ever lived" by screen diva Joan Crawford, Flynn reached the heights of showbiz success in action-adventure flicks such as "Captain Blood" (1936), "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) and pseudo-historical films such as "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936) and "They Died With Their Boots On" (1941). He fought his pretty-action-hero typecasting yet recognized his own artistic limitations, even as he leveraged his charms into as many couplings as might be considered legal, and some that weren't. Living fast and scandalously, Flynn set the bar for hedonistic hijinx in Hollywood's Golden Age, ever acting out a lavish Peter Pan complex afforded him by his movie-star means and inevitably exceeding them.
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