Beverly Aadland

Beverly Elaine Aadland (September 16, 1942 – January 5, 2010)[1] was an American film actress.

Beverly Aadland
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Born
Beverly Elaine Aadland

(1942-09-16)September 16, 1942
DiedJanuary 5, 2010(2010-01-05) (aged 67)
Other namesWoodsey, Little Wood Nymph, SC
OccupationActress
Years active1951–1959
Spouse(s)
Maurice Jose de Leon
(m. 1961; div. 1964)

Joseph E. McDonald
(m. 1967; div. 1969)

Ronald Fisher
(m. 1969)
Children1

She appeared in films including South Pacific. As a teenager, she co-starred in the Errol Flynn film Cuban Rebel Girls, and had a relationship with him.

Early yearsEdit

Aadland was born in Hollywood, California. She entered show business as a youngster, appearing in the film Death of a Salesman (1951).[2]

BiographyEdit

Beverly Elaine Aadland was 17 at the time she was with actor Errol Flynn when he died of a heart attack on October 14, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 50.[3] In 1961, Aadland's mother, Florence Aadland, alleged in the book The Big Love that actor Flynn had a sexual relationship with her daughter starting at age 15, yet there's also speculation he was led to believe she was 18.[4][5] The memoir was reissued in 2018 by Spurl Editions, as well as made into a play starring Tracey Ullman.[6][7] Beverly Aadland gave an account of her relationship with Flynn in People in 1988, confirming that she had had a sexual relationship with Flynn in her teens.[8] Her relationship with Flynn was the subject of the 2013 movie The Last of Robin Hood. Aadland was played by Dakota Fanning.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1960, William Stanciu, her then boyfriend, died in her apartment after being shot in a struggle between the two.[3] That event led to her being a ward of the court for the following year.[2]

Aadland was married and divorced twice before she married Ronald Fisher in the late 1960s. The couple had a daughter.[3]

Beverly Aadland Fisher died on January 5, 2010 at the Lancaster Community Hospital from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure. She was 67 years old.[3]

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Los Angeles Times Obituary, Accessed 10 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. III (2011). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. McFarland. p. 1. ISBN 9780786486496. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Lin II, Rong-Gong (January 10, 2010). "Beverly E. Fisher dies at 67; Errol Flynn's final girlfriend". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ Smith, Jack (30 December 1985). "A few more literary favorites among the best of the firsts and the best of the lasts". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Aadland, Florence (1986). Thomey, Tedd (ed.). The Big Love (reprint ed.). Grand Central Pub. p. 206. ISBN 0-446-30159-0.
  6. ^ Rich, Frank (4 March 1991). "Review/Theater; Tracey Ullman by Herself in 'The Big Love'". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. p. 11. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  7. ^ Simon, John (18 March 1991). "Two from the Heart, Two from Hunger". New York Magazine. 24 (11): 76–7. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 15 February 2009.
  8. ^ Aadland, Beverly (17 October 1988). "Errol Flynn's Pretty Baby". People. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  9. ^ Zacharek, Stephanie (August 27, 2014). "The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles with a Star's Underage Love". Village Voice. Houston Press. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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