Joe Flynn

Birth: November 08, 1924
Youngstown, OH
Death: July 19, 1974
Los Angeles, Ca
Cause: Drowning Accident
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery
Burial Location: Section W, Tier 020, Grave 75
Biography: Joe Flynn was born on November 8, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio. Flynn began his entertainment career as a ventriloquist and as a radio performer. During World War II, he served in the Army's Special Services Branch entertaining the troops. He moved to Hollywood after the war and started acting in low budget B films. He moved to television in the 1950's on "The George Gobel Show" and "The Joey Bishop Show". After the first season, he was let go for stealing scenes away from the star. This was a lucky star for Joe, his next role created his greatest fame on "McHales Navy" as Leadbottom Binghamton. He appeared in several Disney films in the 1970's which added to his fame. On July 19, 1974, just after completing his voice-over work on the Disney animated movie "The Rescuers," he died of a heart attack in the swimming pool of his Beverly Hills home. Apparently, he had gone into the pool with a cast on his broken leg. His body was found at the pool's bottom, held down by the weight of the cast. He was 49 years old.
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