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Maurice Bennett "Lefty" Flynn
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Birth: May 26, 1892
Greenwich
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1959
Camden
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA

Bio from Wikipedia on January 7, 2012:

Maurice Bennett Flynn (May 26, 1892 - March 6, 1959) was an American footballer and actor. He was also known as "Lefty" Flynn because in football, he kicked with his left foot.

He was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on May 26, 1892. He later attended Yale University starting in 1910. He was expelled from Yale in January 1913 after he married Irene Leary, a chorus girl. They separated after 11 days, and their divorce became final in 1914. In 1916 he married Blanche Shove Palmer and they had two children.

Between 1919 and 1927, Flynn appeared in 40 feature films, often as the lead actor, and sometimes as a sports hero or daring adventurer.

He moved to Tryon, North Carolina and was married for the third time to Nora Langhorne Phipps. She was the youngest sister of Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor and of Irene Langhorne, who was married to the artist Charles Dana Gibson. Flynn was married to actress Viola Dana from 1925 to 1929. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Viola Dana (1897 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Barbara Anne Flynn Webb (1917 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Jan 07, 2012
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Maurice Bennett Lefty Flynn
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