Elinor Flynn

Born - Mar 17, 1910   |   Died - Jul 4, 1938   |  

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Highly publicized in the early years of talking pictures, auburn-haired, blue-eyed Elinor Flynn had been a child performer since the age of five. By 1927, she was appearing with Fred Stone and his daughter, Dorothy, in a vaudeville act entitled Criss Cross, when signed to play Johnny Walker's hometown sweetheart in Ladies in Love (1930), an early talkie from low-budget company Chesterfield. Not quite the blushing ingénue everyone took her for, Flynn's little schemer ran away with the film's notices. Chesterfield failed to capitalize on her success, however, and Flynn's subsequent roles were minor. She died in a car accident in New York.