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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Became second cook on an ocean-going schooner
Worked as shipping clerk in Sydney, Australia
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
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
Wrote articles for THE SYDNEY BULLETIN in New Guinea
First film as actor in Australian film, "In the Wake of the Bounty"
Went to England and acted with Northampton Repertory Theatre for eighteen months; stage acting debut in "The Thirteenth Chair"; wrote play, "Cold Rice"
Signed seven years optional contract with Warners
Hollywood film acting debut in "The Case of the Curious Bride"
Won stardom in "Captain Blood" (as a replacement for Robert Donat)
Signed with Warner Brothers
Classified 4F and rejected from every branch of active service during WWII due to heart defect, recurrent malaria and tuberculosis
Acquitted on charge of statutory rape
Directorial debut with short, "Cruise of the Zaca" (also narrator and appearance)
US TV debut, "The Sword of Villon" on "Playhouse 90"
Hosted "The Errol Flynn Theatre" TV series, made in England
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