Mail Bag! Errol’s Height Compared to Professor Flynn?

15 Oct

 Peter M. Mulholland writes us with questions:

Have seen quite a few photos of Prof. Flynn with Errol. He looked like he was quite tall.  Supposedly Errol was 6’2”, though comparing him when he’s in photos with 6’3” Jimmy Stewart and 6’4” Forrest Tucker, Errol looks more like 6’1”, possibly less.  Was Prof. Flynn 6’3” or 6’4”? 


Errol’s American Citizenship Application shows Errol was 6′ 2″ tall and weighed 186 lbs in December, 1938.

Thanks, Peter!

— David DeWitt

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  1. David DeWitt

    October 15, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Peter further adds:

    I believe Flynn was tall, but I think I’d put him more in the 6’ to 6’1” range.  Errol did like to embellish a bit….  Would like to see a photo with him and John Wayne – could never find one. They had mutual friends….Bruce Cabot (sort of friend), Ward Bond…

    Errol with 6’2” John Ridgely (granted Ridgely is a little closer to the camera – but think he has an edge on Flynn)…

    Errol with 6’3” Jimmy Stewart…

    Errol with 6’3” Randolph Scott…               

    Errol with 6’4” Forrest Tucker…