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Welles on March 1, 1937 (age 21), photographed by Carl Van Vechten

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George Orson Welles (/ˈwɛlz/; May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar (1937), a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds", one of the most famous in the history of radio; and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.

Fact file

  • Born: George Orson Welles May 6, 1915 Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
  • Died: October 10, 1985 (aged 70) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Ronda, Spain
  • Alma mater: Todd School for Boys
  • Occupation: Actor, film director, theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, film producer, radio personality
  • Years active: 1931–1985
  • Spouse(s): Virginia Nicolson (married 1934–1940) Rita Hayworth (married 1943–1947) Paola Mori (married 1955–1985)
  • Partner(s): Oja Kodar (1966–85)
  • Children: Christopher Welles Feder Michael Lindsay-Hogg Rebecca Welles Manning (1944–2004) Beatrice Welles
  • Parent(s): Richard Hodgdon Head Welles Beatrice Ives Welles
  • Awards: 1941 Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) for Citizen Kane 1970 Academy Honorary Award

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