Errol Flynn

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Errol Flynn
Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn
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BirthplaceHobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Actor

Flynn, Errol

(1909–59) actor; born in Hobart, Tasmania. Son of an Australian biologist/zoologist, he was schooled in England and Australia. From 1924–33, he led an adventurous life around the Pacific before showing up in England where he took up acting; this led to his debut in the film In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). He arrived in Hollywood in 1935 and with Captain Blood (1935) launched his career as a handsome swashbuckling star. His heavy drinking, drug-taking, and womanizing caused his career to falter by the late-1940s, even though he was acquitted of statutory rape charges of two teenage girls on his yacht; his final decade was spent in desperate attempts to revive his career and bank account. At his best he was the epitome of a movie star.
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Erroll Flynn would have loved it, and Stewart Granger would have sniffed first then laughed afterwards.
160 years ago THE Light Brigade comprised units from the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, the 17th Lancer and the 8th and 11th Hussars The men, on fast horses, were armed with sabres and lances Their actions at Balaclava on October 25, 1854, came during the Crimean War, which ran from October 1853 to February 1856 The problems came when commanders failed to properly deliver orders from Lord Raglan about how the cavalry should advance News of the disaster took three weeks to reach the British public The events of that day prompted famous poems by Lord Tennyson and later Kipling Two films about the Light Brigade were made: the 1936 version starred Erroll Flynn and the 1968 film starred David Hemming and Trevor Howard
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YORKSHIRE'S FINEST: Erroll Flynn in one of his most famous roles as Robin Hood