Errol Flynn

  • Birth Name: Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn
  • Birth Place: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Died: October 14, 1959
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Father was the noted marine biologist Theodore Flynn.
  • Purchased a boat in 1930 and sailed to New Guinea, where he ran a tobacco plantation.
  • Began his acting career in the docudrama In the Wake of the Bounty (1933), playing the role of Fletcher Christian.
  • First major film role was in the Warner Brothers film Captain Blood (1935), replacing Robert Donat. 
  • Unable to serve in World War II due to several physical ailments.
  • Charged with the statutory rape of two teenaged girls in 1942; he was acquitted, but the incident coined the phrase "In Like Flynn" to describe his legendary womanizing. 
  • Memoir, titled My Wicked, Wicked Ways, was published posthumously. He allegedly wanted to call the book In Like Me, but the publishers rejected that title.
  • His son, Sean, was a photojournalist working in Cambodia when he disappeared in April 1970.  He was never found and was declared legally dead in 1984.


  • Sean Flynn — Son
  • Patrice Wymore — Wife
  • Nora Eddington — Ex-wife
  • Rory Flynn — Daughter
  • Arnella Roma Flynn — Daughter
  • Marelle Young — Mother
  • Lili Damita — Ex-wife
  • Deirdre Flynn — Daughter
  • Theodore Thomson Flynn — Father
  • Rosemary — Sister

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