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Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn

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Also Known As: Died: October 14, 1959
Born: June 20, 1909 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Hobart, Tasmania, AU Profession: Cast ...
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Became second cook on an ocean-going schooner
1926:
Worked as shipping clerk in Sydney, Australia
1927:
Became a government cadet in New Guinea, an overseer on a copra plantation, a partner in a charter schooner, and gold miner in New Guinea
1930:
Bought schooner ("Sirocco"); boat chartered by American filmmakers making film of New Guinea head-hunters who also took footage of skipper (Flynn) which was shown in Australia
1930:
Wrote articles for THE SYDNEY BULLETIN in New Guinea
1932:
First film as actor in Australian film, "In the Wake of the Bounty"
1933:
Went to England and acted with Northampton Repertory Theatre for eighteen months; stage acting debut in "The Thirteenth Chair"; wrote play, "Cold Rice"
1933:
Signed seven years optional contract with Warners
1935:
Hollywood film acting debut in "The Case of the Curious Bride"
1935:
Won stardom in "Captain Blood" (as a replacement for Robert Donat)
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Signed with Warner Brothers
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Classified 4F and rejected from every branch of active service during WWII due to heart defect, recurrent malaria and tuberculosis
1943:
Acquitted on charge of statutory rape
1952:
Directorial debut with short, "Cruise of the Zaca" (also narrator and appearance)
1956:
US TV debut, "The Sword of Villon" on "Playhouse 90"
1957:
Hosted "The Errol Flynn Theatre" TV series, made in England

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