Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-born American actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Considered the natural successor to Douglas Fairbanks, he achieved worldwide fame for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia de Havilland. He was best known for his role as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938); his portrayal of the character was named by the American Film Institute as the 18th-greatest hero in American film history. His other famous roles included the eponymous lead in Captain Blood (1935), Major Geoffrey Vickers in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), as well as the hero in a number of Westerns, such as Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940) and San Antonio (1945).
|Full name at birth||
Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
20 June 1909
|Place of birth||
Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
|Date of death||
14 October 1959
|Place of death||
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Cause of death||
6' 2" (188 cm)
Sydney Church Of England Grammar School (Shore), North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (Expelled).
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