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Orson Welles

Orson WellesAKA George Orson Welles

Born: 6-May-1915
Birthplace: Kenosha, WI
Died: 10-Oct-1985
Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes buried on the estate of Antonio Ordonez, Ronda, Spain)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Radio Personality, Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Citizen Kane

Father: Richard Head Welles (inventor, b. 13-Oct-1872, d. 28-Dec-1930 kidney failure)
Mother: Beatrice Ives (concert pianist, b. 1-Sep-1883, d. 10-May-1924 jaundice)
Brother: Richard Ives Welles (b. 1905)
Wife: Virginia Nicolson (actress, m. 20-Dec-1934, div. 1939, d. 1996, one daughter)
Daughter: Chris Welles Feder (b. 27-Mar-1938)
Girlfriend: Billie Holiday (early 1940s)
Wife: Rita Hayworth (m. 7-Sep-1943, div. 1-Dec-1948, one daughter)
Daughter: Rebecca Welles (actress, b. 17-Dec-1944, d. 10-Oct-2004)
Girlfriend: Eartha Kitt (early 1950s)
Wife: Paola Mori (m. 8-May-1955, until his death, d. 12-Aug-1986 automobile accident, one daughter)
Daughter: Beatrice (b. 13-Nov-1955)
Mistress: Oja Kodar (together 1962 until his death)

    High School: Todd School for Boys, Woodstock, IL (1930)

    Hollywood Anti-Fascist League
    Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Oscar (honorary) 1971
    Oscar for Best Screenplay 1942 for Citizen Kane (with Herman J. Mankiewicz)
    Radio Hall of Fame
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1600 Vine St. (motion pictures)
    D. W. Griffith Award
    American Film Institute Life Achievement Award 1975
    Draft Deferment: World War II
    Endorsement of Paul Masson Cabernet Savignon 1980
    Endorsement of Jim Beam 1971
    Risk Factors: Obesity, Asthma

    TELEVISION
    Magnum, P.I. Robin Masters (voice)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    It's All True (15-Oct-1993)
    F For Fake (Sep-1974)
    The Immortal Story (24-May-1968)
    Chimes at Midnight (22-Dec-1965)
    The Trial (21-Dec-1962)
    Touch of Evil (21-May-1958)
    Mr. Arkadin (Mar-1955)
    The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (10-May-1952)
    Macbeth (1-Oct-1948)
    The Stranger (25-May-1946)
    The Magnificent Ambersons (10-Jul-1942)
    Citizen Kane (1-May-1941)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Someone to Love (19-Sep-1987)
    The Transformers: The Movie (8-Aug-1986) [VOICE]
    Hot Money (1983)
    Where is Parsifal? (1983) · Klingsor
    Genocide (14-Mar-1982) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Butterfly (Feb-1982) · Judge Rauch
    History of the World: Part I (12-Jun-1981) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Shogun (15-Sep-1980)
    The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1980)
    The Muppet Movie (22-Jun-1979)
    The Double McGuffin (1979) · Narrator [VOICE]
    A Woman Called Moses (11-Dec-1978) · Narrator [VOICE]
    The Greatest Battle (7-Feb-1978) · Narrator [VOICE]
    It Happened One Christmas (11-Dec-1977)
    Hot Tomorrows (1-Apr-1977) [VOICE]
    Voyage of the Damned (22-Dec-1976)
    Bugs Bunny Superstar (13-May-1976) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Ten Little Indians (24-Sep-1974) [VOICE]
    F For Fake (Sep-1974) · Himself
    Necromancy (22-Sep-1972)
    Get to Know Your Rabbit (Jun-1972)
    Treasure Island (1972)
    Ten Days Wonder (1-Dec-1971)
    Malpertuis (1971)
    A Safe Place (1971)
    Waterloo (26-Oct-1970)
    Catch-22 (24-Jun-1970) · Gen. Dreedle
    Start the Revolution Without Me (4-Feb-1970)
    The Kremlin Letter (1-Feb-1970)
    12 + 1 (7-Oct-1969)
    Battle of Neretva (7-Oct-1969)
    The Southern Star (4-Mar-1969)
    The Last Roman (17-Dec-1968)
    House of Cards (18-Oct-1968)
    Oedipus the King (Jun-1968)
    The Immortal Story (24-May-1968)
    I'll Never Forget What's'isname (11-Apr-1968)
    The Sailor from Gibraltar (24-Apr-1967)
    Casino Royale (13-Apr-1967) · Le Chiffre
    A Man For All Seasons (12-Dec-1966) · Cardinal Wolsey
    Is Paris Burning? (26-Oct-1966)
    Chimes at Midnight (22-Dec-1965)
    Marco the Magnificent (6-Aug-1965)
    The V.I.P.'s (1-Sep-1963) · Max Buda
    RoGoPaG (19-Feb-1963)
    The Trial (21-Dec-1962) · The Advocate
    Lafayette (8-Feb-1961)
    The Tartars (1961)
    Austerlitz (17-Jun-1960)
    Crack in the Mirror (19-May-1960)
    David and Goliath (22-Jan-1960)
    Ferry to Hong Kong (29-Oct-1959)
    Compulsion (1-Apr-1959) · Jonathan Wilk
    Masters of the Congo Jungle (24-Dec-1958) [VOICE]
    The Roots of Heaven (15-Oct-1958)
    Touch of Evil (21-May-1958) · Hank Quinlan
    The Long, Hot Summer (3-Apr-1958)
    Man in the Shadow (Sep-1957) · Virgil Renchler
    Moby Dick (27-Jun-1956) · Fr. Mapple
    Napoléon (25-Mar-1955)
    Three Cases of Murder (15-Mar-1955)
    Mr. Arkadin (Mar-1955)
    Trouble in the Glen (15-Jun-1954)
    Royal Affairs in Versailles (9-Mar-1954)
    King Lear (18-Oct-1953)
    Trent's Last Case (29-Oct-1952)
    The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (10-May-1952)
    Return to Glennascaul (1951) · Narrator
    The Black Rose (1-Sep-1950)
    Prince of Foxes (9-Nov-1949) · Cesare Borgia
    The Third Man (3-Sep-1949) · Harry Lime
    Black Magic (19-Aug-1949)
    Macbeth (1-Oct-1948)
    The Lady from Shanghai (24-Dec-1947) · Michael O'Hara
    The Stranger (25-May-1946) · Charles Rankin
    Tomorrow Is Forever (18-Jan-1946) · John Andrew MacDonald
    Follow the Boys (25-Apr-1944) · Himself
    Jane Eyre (7-Apr-1944) · Edward Rochester
    Journey Into Fear (7-Aug-1942) · Col. Haki
    The Magnificent Ambersons (10-Jul-1942) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Citizen Kane (1-May-1941) · Kane


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