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February 3, 2011
Charlie Sheen is in rehab, but that hasn't stopped him from issuing a statement comparing himself to Errol Flynn and apparently texting E! ( Los Angeles Times, E! ) Meanwhile, Sheen's home rehab program continues to stir debate. ( ABC News ) Add Mick Jagger to the lineup of Grammy-night performers -- his first live performance at the awards ceremony. ( Los Angeles Times ) Natalie Portman has Oscar and a baby on her mind. (Note: Statuette is not suitable for children under age 3.)
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April 11, 2014 | By Susan King
The secrets of Sherwood Forest will be revealed Sunday at the TCM Classic Film Festival's "Academy Conversations: The Adventures of Robin Hood.” Oscar-winning sound designer, editor and mixer Ben Burtt ( “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”) and Oscar-winning visual-effects supervisor Craig Barron (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will be presenting newly discovered stills, recordings and outtakes to illustrate how Warner Bros.' landmark 1938 Technicolor adventure was brought to life.
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January 10, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
Beverly E. Fisher, who became famous at 17 as Beverly Aadland, the final girlfriend of 50-year-old swashbuckling Hollywood actor Errol Flynn, has died. She was 67. Fisher died Tuesday at Lancaster Community Hospital from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure, said Ronald Fisher, her husband of 40 years. Beverly Fisher had a torrid two-year affair with Flynn that began when she was 15. The charming, womanizing actor had gained fame in the 1930s but his name had been tarnished in the 1940s, when he was accused of statutory rape and acquitted.
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March 25, 2014 | Elaine Woo
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn, died Saturday at her home in Portland, Jamaica. She was 87 and had pulmonary disease, said family spokesman Robb Callahan. Wymore Flynn began her career on Broadway in the 1940s, performing in musicals such as "Hold It!" and "All for Love. " She made her Hollywood debut in the Doris Day-Gordon MacRae romantic comedy "Tea for Two" in 1950.
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March 25, 2014 | Elaine Woo
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn, died Saturday at her home in Portland, Jamaica. She was 87 and had pulmonary disease, said family spokesman Robb Callahan. Wymore Flynn began her career on Broadway in the 1940s, performing in musicals such as "Hold It!" and "All for Love. " She made her Hollywood debut in the Doris Day-Gordon MacRae romantic comedy "Tea for Two" in 1950.
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September 6, 2013 | By Susan King
Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived. " But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and 1940's "The Sea Hawk. " By 1957, though, Flynn's hedonistic lifestyle of booze, drugs and young women - he was tried and acquitted in 1942 in the alleged statutory rape of two teenage girls - had caught up with him. He was a dissipated 48. And his personal life was in shambles, having recently separated from his third wife, actress Patrice Wymore.
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July 30, 1990
Vernon (Buster) Wiles, 79, who worked as a movie stuntman in Hollywood and as a double for Errol Flynn. Wiles spent 22 years as a stuntman and 13 years as Flynn's double, appearing in movies including "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Objective: Burma," and "They Died with Their Boots On." Wiles, who also lived with Flynn for four years, co-wrote the book, "My Days with Errol Flynn." His last film was "Brass Legend," where he doubled for Raymond Burr. On Friday in Portland, Ore.
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September 11, 1995
There is nothing there now but a dusty, vacant stretch of weed-studded land high in the Hollywood Hills. But still the star-struck and the curious come. Once they made the trek up Nichols Canyon to a site just off Mulholland Drive to catch a glimpse of the rambling Connecticut-style farmhouse, designed by screen legend Errol Flynn.
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May 4, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He was 81. The cause was apparently a heart attack, according to Todd McCarthy, a close friend. Higham was the author of two dozen biographies, many of which were so salacious that a book critic reviewing "Howard Hughes: The Secret Life" in 1993 quipped that the writer had "reached the point where most of his subjects have slept with one another.
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November 19, 1995 | Steven Smith, Steven Smith is a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles
For decades, biographers have battled over the facts of a life that, in any telling, seemed too incredible to be true. Was Warner Bros. action hero Errol Flynn a Nazi? A bisexual drug addict? Or merely the greatest adventure star the movies ever produced?
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February 12, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Sid Caesar was a comic pioneer on television, anchoring “Your Show of Shows” with his irreverent, often physical comedy. But the actor, who died Wednesday at 91 , also made his presence felt in a hit movie several decades later. In 1982's “My Favorite Year,” the character Stan “King” Kaiser (Joseph Bologna) is based on Caesar, a tough-minded actor on the movie's fictional variety show. Richard Benjamin's film looks at the arrival of a swashbuckling alcoholic actor named Allan Swann  (Peter O'Toole, channeling the spirit of Errol Flynn)
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September 6, 2013 | By Susan King
Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived. " But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and 1940's "The Sea Hawk. " By 1957, though, Flynn's hedonistic lifestyle of booze, drugs and young women - he was tried and acquitted in 1942 in the alleged statutory rape of two teenage girls - had caught up with him. He was a dissipated 48. And his personal life was in shambles, having recently separated from his third wife, actress Patrice Wymore.
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August 13, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The Toronto International Film Festival announced a number of additional world premieres Tuesday, saying that John Turturro's “Fading Gigolo,” Josh Waller's Cory Monteith pic “McCanick,” and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's Errol Flynn film "The Last of Robin Hood” will all appear first at the festival. It also said that “Yurusarezaru Mono,” Lee Sang-il's remake of Clint Eastwood's “Unforgiven,” will make its North American premiere there after playing the Venice Film Festival shortly before; Alex Gibney's cycling doc “The Armstrong Lie” and James Franco's latest director-actor drama “Child of God” will also make their N.A. debuts north of the border.
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October 29, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A $100-million apartment and shopping complex is being planned for a formerly neglected stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that once held a legendary rehearsal studio where generations of actors learned to dance and wield swords. Commercial real estate developer Sonny Astani said he bought a 1.9-acre site on Hollywood near Western Avenue for almost $11 million. Among the structures on the property is a building that was part of Falcon Studios, a performing arts school founded in 1929.
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October 10, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, died Sept. 30 in the Austrian capital after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. His friend Marita Ruiter, who exhibited Bey's photos in her Luxembourg gallery, confirmed his death, according to the Austria Press Agency. Born in Austria as Gilbert Selahettin Schultavey, the son of a Turkish diplomat, Bey assumed his stage name shortly after moving to the United States from Vienna with his Jewish Czech mother to escape the Nazis and being discovered by talent scouts from Warner Bros.
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September 26, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As the recent success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise indicates, swashbuckling cinema is still a popular taste. Three new releases allow us to sample swordplay in several different decades. Errol Flynn, one of the classic swashbucklers, shows us what he's made of in “The Prince and the Pauper,” a 1937 adaptation of the Mark Twain tale of an identity switch engineered by a poor boy and a king. Claude Rains is the inevitable evil presence. Australian Rod Taylor, perhaps best known to American audiences for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's “The Birds,” plays Sir Francis Drake in 1962's “Seven Seas to Calais,” with theatrical great Irene Worth taking on the role of Elizabeth I. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood The most modern film, and the most fun, is this year's “The Pirates!
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April 5, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling actor who came to fame in the 1930s, seemed to have everything going for him. "He had a face and a charm and ability," says his widow, Patrice Wymore Flynn. "He was just made for the camera." But there was a self-destructive side too. Flynn was a womanizer who stood trial in 1942 for statutory rape, for which he was ultimately acquitted. He drank, shot morphine and began finding it difficult to remember lines. He was felled at age 50 by a heart attack.
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May 12, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The legend of Robin Hood is firmly entrenched in British folklore — an archer and swordsman who, with his band of merry men, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during the early 12th century in Nottinghamshire's Sherwood Forest. Originally portrayed as a commoner, Robin's image changed so that he was later thought of as a nobleman who lost his lands and was cast out as an outlaw. The earliest surviving ballads telling his story are dated to the 15th century or early 16th century.
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May 4, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He was 81. The cause was apparently a heart attack, according to Todd McCarthy, a close friend. Higham was the author of two dozen biographies, many of which were so salacious that a book critic reviewing "Howard Hughes: The Secret Life" in 1993 quipped that the writer had "reached the point where most of his subjects have slept with one another.
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January 19, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
John Logan's road to becoming one of the most versatile and in-demand screenwriters began when he was a youngster. He suffered from severe asthma that prevented him from playing outside, so he found solace watching old movies on the family's small black-and-white TV set. "I fell in love with Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone and Hitchcock and Orson Welles and John Huston," said Logan, 50, who still talks with child-like enthusiasm about...
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