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Welles, [George] Orson

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Actors, Producers


US actor and director


founded Mercury Theatre 1937


led "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast 1938


wrote, directed, and starred in movie "Citizen Kane" 1941, directed and starred in movies "Macbeth" 1948 (as Macbeth), "Othello" 1952 (Palme d'Or 1952)


Page last updated: 4:22am, 25th Jul '06

  • "He is as unaffected as Albert Einstein."
  • "Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions."
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  • "Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations."
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