An Offending Appendix

23 Jan

January 23, 1936


For the sake of art, Errol Flynn, Warner Brothers film star, yesterday underwent a surgeon’s knife.

Flynn was stricken at his home Tuesday with an attack of appendicitis and was taken to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. An examination made by Dr. Harley Gunderson revealed an operation was not immediately necessary.

Flynn, however, declared he would like to undergo the operation at once rather than be bothered by the offending appendix.

“I want to play in a picture entitled The Charge of the Light Brigade in April,” Flynn declared, “So let’s have the operation and I’ll be fit by that time.”

So, yesterday the appendectomy was performed. Flynn was reported as “resting comfortably.”…

— Gentleman Tim


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