Flynn, Errol
(1909-1959)
   Born Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn in Hobart, Tasmania, the future movie star worked as a lifeguard, model, boxer, miner, and sailor before entering acting in London, England, in 1933. After playing roles in theater and small films in Great Britain, Flynn came to the United States in 1934. His breakthrough came in Captain Blood (1935), which established him as a swashbuckling romantic hero. Flynn went on to make 60 films, the most successful produced between 1935 and 1942. He starred in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Prince and the Pauper (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Sea Hawk (1940), and They Died with Their Boots On (1942). He became an American citizen in 1942, and in the same year he was charged with statutory rape for having sexual relations with two underage girls. The trial pushed the war off the front pages. Flynn was acquitted, but his career never recovered. He made several war films, including Dive Bomber (1941) and Objective Burma (1945). After the war, he had some success with Don Juan (1948), but his performances were increasingly affected by alcoholism and poor health. He starred in The Sun Also Rises in 1957, based on the Ernest Hemingway novel, and he made only two other films before his death.

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  • Flynn,Errol — Flynn (flĭn), Errol. 1909 1959. Tasmanian born American actor known for his swashbuckling roles in motion pictures such as Captain Blood (1935). * * * …   Universalium

  • Flynn, Errol — ▪ American actor in full  Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn  born June 20, 1909, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia died Oct. 14, 1959, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada       Australian actor, celebrated during his short but colourful lifetime as the screen …   Universalium

  • FLYNN, Errol — (1909–1959)    Born in Australia, Errol Flynn, distinguished in speech and manner, starred in four big budget Westerns in the 1930s and 1940s. He first made his reputation in swashbuckler films like Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • Flynn, Errol — • ФЛИНН (Flynn) Эррол (20.6.1909 14.10.1959)    амер. актёр. Был моряком, боксёром. С 1933 на сцене в Великобритании. В кино с 1935 (ф. Мятеж на Баунти ). Загл. роль в ф. Капитан Блад (в сов. прокате Одиссея капитана Блада , 1935) принесла ему… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Flynn, Errol — ► (1909 59) Actor cinematográfico estadounidense. Destacó en películas de aventuras como Capitán Blood y Robin de los bosques, entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Flynn, Errol (Leslie Thomson) — born June 20, 1909, Hobart, Tas., Austl. died Oct. 14, 1959, Vancouver, B.C., Can. Australian U.S. film actor. He sought adventure in New Guinea before turning to acting in Australia and England. In 1935 Warner Brothers brought him to Hollywood,… …   Universalium

  • Flynn, Errol (Leslie Thomson) — (20 jun. 1909, Hobart, Tas., Australia–14 oct. 1959, Vancouver, Columbia Británica, Canadá). Actor de cine australianoestadounidense. Fue un aventurero en Nueva Guinea antes de dedicarse a la actuación en Australia e Inglaterra. En 1935 la Warner …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn — Errol Flynn, 1940 Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (* 20. Juni 1909 in Hobart/Australien; † 14. Oktober 1959 in Vancouver/Kanada) war ein australisch US amerikanischer Filmschauspieler. In den 1930er und 1940er Jahren wurde er als Abenteuerheld in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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