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#191628
Just watched Operation Amsterdam 5 Days, 21 Hours ago  
Wonderful old war film with Peter Finch (again; he was a real 50s British superstar; I knew his son Charles) and Eva Bartok on whom I had a teen crush (she married 4 times, once to German heart throb Curt Jurgens). And a very young Melvyn Hayes of Cliff Richard and It Aint Half Hot Mum fame.
 
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#191650
hedda

Re:Just watched Operation Amsterdam 5 Days, 1 Hour ago  
If you don't mind JK Peter Finch was a real 50s Australian superstar seeing he was born in NSW !

a bit like the sensationally handsome though not terribly good actor Errol Flynn from Tasmania who the studios said was from Ireland and indeed..

the glamorous Merle Oberon who was born likewise in Tasmania to an unwed mother who was Eurasian who Merle carted around the world claiming she was her maid !!

Bit of a cheek trying to claim our Superstars as yours
 
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#191651
Re:Just watched Operation Amsterdam 5 Days ago  
"Our"?? You're as British as I am Hedda (well I'm only half anyway).
 
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#191652
Barney

Re:Just watched Operation Amsterdam 4 Days, 22 Hours ago  
Merle Oberon was born in Bombay in 1911; her father was an engineer (from Darlington) for Indian Railways.

Because of the visit - of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, in 1911 - MO was always nicknamed 'Queenie'...


 
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#191653
hedda

Re:Just watched Operation Amsterdam 4 Days, 22 Hours ago  
you didn't pick up such obvious flaws...

Finch was of course born in the UK with an Aussie father.

Merle Oberon was born in Bombay but the studio claimed she was born in Tasmania..being so far away no-one could check but then..why claim about Errol Flynn was born in Ireland and not Tasmania?

# I'm now an Australian citizen (and an Irish one)

## I loved Peter Finch in Network. Such a shame when talented actors die so young.
 
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#191654
Barney

Re:Just watched Operation Amsterdam 4 Days, 22 Hours ago  
Peter Finch was born in South Kensington in London.

His father was George Finch - born in New South Wales.


Errol Flynn was born in Tasmania.



 
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Re:Just watched Operation Amsterdam 3 Days, 23 Hours ago  
hedda wrote:
why claim about Errol Flynn was born in Ireland and not Tasmania?


Simply because Errol Flynn's father was a world famous embryologist and biologist - who left Tasmania in the 30s.

To become the head of the zoological faculty at Queens University, Belfast - a post he held until 1948.

Flynn junior visited him there and thought it better to be associated with his illustrious father (and his country). As few in Hollywood would have heard of Tasmania.

Theodore Flynn was made an MBE - and had a large Tasmanian type home built overlooking Strangford Lock, with some financial help from his son.


 
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