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Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn

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Silver River ... Errol Flynn delivers up one of his best dark dramatic performances in this tale... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Virginia City ... Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart. Based on the true... more info $13.46was $17.99 Buy Now

San Antonio ... Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith. Elaborate Western in which a dance hall girl working... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Rocky... Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Scott Forbes. Confederates head west in 1865 to... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Montana ... Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith. When an Australian sheep herder comes to Montana's... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Thank Your... The stars come out to play in the joyous World War ll-era Thank Your Lucky... more info $14.95was $21.99 Buy Now

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
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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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