September 6, 2013 |
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.
July 26, 2013 |
NAPA, Calif., - For Matt Flynn, last season was a false start. Flynn, who had been backup to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, signed with Seattle during the 2012 off-season and was on track to start for the Seahawks. But Seattle selected Wisconsin's Russell Wilson in the third round of last year's draft, and the rookie phenom wound up claiming the starting job, making Flynn expendable. Fast-forward a year, and Flynn again has a chance to be an NFL starter, now with the rebuilding Oakland Raiders.
July 12, 2013 |
Players come and go in the NBA. They have their glory, get old and live later lives out of the limelight. Unless your name is Michael Jordan or a few others, you depart Earth in the company of family, a few friends and a neighbor or two. Then there is Flynn Robinson. Saturday, at noon at a church in Los Angeles, many tall men with faces and names familiar and revered in basketball will gather to say goodbye at a special memorial service. According to the record books, Robinson wasn't a superstar.
July 8, 2013 |
Memorial services will be held on Saturday for the former Lakers guard Flynn Robinson. On Monday, the Lakers announced, "The public is welcome to join Flynn's family and friends in a memorial service celebrating his life. " Robinson passed away at the age of 72 on May 23 , after a long battle with cancer (multiple myeloma). The 6-foot-1 guard, who played just one season with the team, was a part of the Lakers' NBA-record 33 consecutive win-streak and 1971-72 title. "It was a great thing," said Robinson of his time with the Lakers. "It was one of the best moments of my life.
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June 22, 2013
Vince Flynn, 47, a best-selling author who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series, died Wednesday at a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, according to friends and his publisher. Flynn was supporting himself by bartending when he self-published his first novel, "Term Limits," in 1997 after getting more than 60 rejection letters. After it became a Twin Cities best-seller, Pocket Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint, signed him to a two-book deal - and "Term Limits" became a New York Times best-seller in paperback.
May 24, 2013 |
NBA champion Flynn Robinson died Thursday after a battle with cancer. Robinson, who played with the Lakers during their 1971-72 championship season, contributed to the team's historic 33-game win streak. "My favorite memory is the 1971 draft, when they said, 'Flynn has been traded to Los Angeles,' said Robinson in an interview that can be found in the audio vault of veteran radio personality Ted Sobel , recorded in December 2012. Robinson was traded from the Cincinnati Royals, spending just one year with the Lakers.