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 Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 6 Apr 1970 (aged 28)
Cambodia
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Disappeared, no trace ever found
Memorial ID 7689636 · View Source
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Actor, Journalist. The son of legendary swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn and actress Lili Damita, he was born Sean Leslie Flynn on May 31, 1941. He was mostly raised by his mother while growing up after his parents divorced in April 1942, and he was often the object of contention between the divorced couple for his entire life, including several custody battles. He was ignored mostly by his father but once summers rolled around he spent time with his father on his yacht. Flynn grew up in Palm Beach, Florida, and attended Palm Beach Private School and the Lawrenceville Prep School, and later enrolled at Duke University, while working as an actor. He was asked to appear in a sequel to one of Errol's films, and he accepted, and appeared in the role of 'Charles Blood' in "The Son Of Captain Blood." He later went to Europe where he appeared in several other films including, "Where The Boys Are" (1960), "Duel At The Rio Grande" (1963), "Delay In Marienborn" (1964), "Mission To Die" (1964), "Temple Of The White Elephants" (1964), "Sharp-Shooting Twin Sisters" (1966), "Seven Guns For Timothy" (1966), and "Five Ashore In Singapore" (1967). He also appeared on television in two episodes of "Errol Flynn Theater" entitled, "Man For Sale" and Strang Auction" both of which aired in 1957. Flynn became bored with acting shortly after and went to Africa in 1965 where he worked in Kenya as a game warden and hunter. In 1966 the Vietnam War was in full scale and he went there to cover the war as a photographer-correspondent for Paris-Match. In March 1966 he was wounded in the knee and left Vietnam shortly thereafter, but returned in 1968 and began selling photographs and news stories to major news organizations and also made plans for a documentary film. At this time Flynn and several of his colleagues were somewhat made into legendary figures in military and journalism circles for their exploitations. On April 6, 1970, while covering the widening of combat to the border of Cambodia, Flynn and his colleague, journalist Dana Stone mysteriously disappeared. After they disappeared, it was thought that the two men were captured by the elements of the North Vietnamese, including the Khmer Rouge, or the Viet Cong. There were stories that they might have been kept alive as prisoners, but more likely they were executed by their captors and then their bodies disposed of so no trace could be found. Sean Flynn was only 28 years old.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7689636
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sean Flynn (31 May 1941–6 Apr 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7689636, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Disappeared, no trace ever found.