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Hollywood Memorial

Errol Flynn

Actor best remembered for his numerous roles as a swashbuckling hero or a dashing romantic character. His good looks and natural athletic abilities brought him to the notice of Warner Brothers, and he was soon offered a job in Hollywood. After several bit parts, he won the role of ‘Dr. Peter Blood’ in ‘Captain Blood’ (1935), and his on screen chemistry with his leading lady, Olivia de Havilland, made him a star. Off screen, he was a man of passion equal to his on-screen persona, drinking, fighting, boating, and womanizing, sometimes so much so that his on-screen exploits would pale in comparison. He was once quoted as saying, ‘I like my whisky old and my women young.’ His love of women brought him a statutory rape trial and memorialized in the expression ‘In Like Flynn,’ yet the scandals only seemed to build his image with the public, and not destroy it as with other actors. He would marry three times, and had 3 daughters and a son. His final years were spent on his yacht, Zaca, in Port Antonio, Jamaica, where he worked on his posthumously published autobiography, ‘My Wicked Wicked Ways.’ His last words were reported to have been, ‘I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.’ Now enjoying the peace of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale California.