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Actor, director, writer, producer, voice actor

George Orson Welles (ˈwɛlz; May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar (1937), a groundbreaking...Wikipedia

Age: 70 (age at death)
Born: 6th May, 1915, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 10th October, 1985, Hollywood, California, USA
Height: 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Citizen Kane

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Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what`s for lunch.


Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.


Was George Lucas' first choice as the voice for Darth Vader, but he thought the voice would be too recognizable.


Host/narrator of the BBC/Mutual Radio's "The Black Museum" (1952).


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CraigSnyder - Orson scared the nation with War of the Worlds and then scared people by selling no wine before its time for Paul Masson (1 year ago)
Kafkask - You incorrectly list Christopher Welles as his son - Christopher is his daughter. (2 years ago)
roxxi40L - Orson Welles and Marie McDonald enounter was in Sept. 1947, was`nt one of a romantic nature. (4 years ago)
roxxi40L - Orson Welles and Lucille Ball met orignally in 1939. Where Mr. Welles was contacted by RKO Studio`s to due 2 Films for them. The second Film was The Smiler With The Knife RKO declined the film project becuase they lacked faith in Lucille Ball`s ability to carry the leading lady Role. In 1956 Orson Welles Guest starred on one of The I Love Lucy Shows and he also began Filming a projected Plot For Desilu. The studio owned by Lucille Ball, her Husband Desi Arnaz, who had recently purchased the former RKO studios. The Film was The Fountain Of Youth , Based on a true story by John Collier. Originally deemed not viable as a pilot,the Film was`nt aired until 1958. It won the Peabody Award for excellence. Lucy and Orson (E)1939-1958 (working relationship). (4 years ago)
RebelEd - (George) Orson Welles made the prototype of the modern American film with Citizen Hearst (sorry: Kane) in his early 20s. He is a genius who was partly consumed by his own success, but the film world will forever reap from his innovations. He must have been like The Brain, occasionally roaring in his double-base voice; THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT WHEN I TAKE OVER THE WORLD! (4 years ago)
Ian Krumholtz - Orson wells was denied entry into hollywood`s elite` because he was not jewish, his life destroyed by jealous people who could not stand his talent or genius, the same thing happened to Geroge Lucas. (5 years ago)
thriftstorejunkie - Orson Welles was a plenteous and diverse creative talent who was simply too ambitious, creative, stubborn and daring for Hollywood filmmaking; he was truly one of the few American-born directors that monumentally mattered during his lifetime, and despite the ruination of a few of his films, Welles still contains one of the most eminent and fascinating resumes of any filmmaker to have ever lived. (5 years ago)
Bohemian_Sweetie - Rosebud. (6 years ago)
Jigglypuff67 - I love you so much Orson! You were such a genius! And boy, were you handsome in your youth! (6 years ago)
Jigglypuff67 - Okay: DO NOT BELEIVE IN THIS MITCH MILLER THING!!! Welles was not gay, everybody. This is all a misunderstanding. (6 years ago)

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