Orson Welles

Orson Welles
1915 - 1985

Orson Welles  American Actor

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Orson Welles passed away on 10th Oct 1985 aged 70.


Orson Welles was previously married to Paola Mori (1955 - 1985), Rita Hayworth (1943 - 1947) and Virginia Nicolson (1934 - 1939).

He was in relationships with Oja Kodar (1966 - 1985), Gina Lollobrigida (1958), Marlene Dietrich (1958), Ludmilla Tchérina (1952), Vivien Leigh (1951), Eartha Kitt (1950 - 1952), Nancy Valentine (1946), Judy Garland (1944 - 1945), Lea Padovani (1943 - 1944), Billie Holiday (1942), Dolores del Rio (1941 - 1943), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1939), Lynn Remar (1938 - 1941), Vera Zorina (1938), Corinne Calvet, Silvana Pampanini, Maila Nurmi, Lena Horne and Lucille Ball.

Orson Welles had encounters with Katherine Dunham (1953), Wanda Hendrix (1948), Marie McDonald (1946 - 1947), Gloria Vanderbilt (1939 - 1940), Geraldine Page, Lili St. Cyr and Nancy Berg.

He is rumoured to have hooked up with Denise Parker.


American Actor Orson Welles passed away on 10th Oct 1985 Hollywood, California, USA aged 70. Born George Orson Welles on 6th May, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA and educated at Todd School, Woodstock, IL (1930), Orson Welles is most remembered for Citizen Kane in a career that spanned 1931–1985. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Orson Welles was in 6 on-screen matchups, including Claudette Colbert in Tomorrow Is Forever (1946), Dorothy Comingore in Citizen Kane (1941), Joan Fontaine in Jane Eyre (1943), Loretta Young in The Stranger (1946) and Rita Hayworth in The Lady from Shanghai (1947).

Orson Welles is a member of the following lists: American male screenwriters, American radio directors and Male Shakespearean actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 31 years, 9 months 14 years, 11 months -
Dating19 65 years, 8 months 8 years, 1 month 1 month, 1 day
Encounter7 69 years, 10 months 10 years 5 months, 3 days
Rumoured1 - - -
Total30 69 years, 10 months 9 years, 10 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Orson
Last Name Welles
Full Name at Birth George Orson Welles
Age 70 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th May, 1915
Birthplace Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Died 10th October, 1985
Place of Death Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Height 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature His Deep Voice
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Protestant
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Todd School, Woodstock, IL (1930)
Occupation Text Actor, director, writer, producer, voice actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Citizen Kane
Year(s) Active 1931–1985
Father Richard Hodgdon Head Welles
Mother Beatrice Ives
Family Member Christopher Welles (son), Rebecca Welles Manning (daughter), Beatrice Welles (daughter)
Friend Howard Hawks, Joseph Cotten, Frank Sinatra, H.G. Wells, John Houseman, Bud Cort, John Ford, James Cagney, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Wise, John Huston, Peter Viertel, Dean Martin, Gary Graver, Roger Hill, Ben Hecht, Teddy Stauffer, Ingmar Bergman, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Gerald Mohr, Agnes Moorehead, Beatriz Costa, Marlena Dietrich, Carole Lombard, Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Clifford Odets

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 remembered for his innovative work in all three: in theatre, most notably Caesar (1937), a Broadway adaptation of William Shakespeare's 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.

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Orson Welles70 TaurusActor
Oja Kodar75Actress
Gina Lollobrigida89 CancerActress
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Paola Mori56Actress
Katherine Dunham95 CancerDancer
Ludmilla Tchérina79 LibraActress
Vivien Leigh53 ScorpioActress
Eartha Kitt81 CapricornActress
Wanda Hendrix52 ScorpioActress
Nancy Valentine88 AquariusActress
Marie McDonald42 CancerActress
Judy Garland47 GeminiActress
Lea Padovani70 LeoActress
Rita Hayworth68 LibraActress
Billie Holiday44 AriesSinger
Dolores del Rio77 LeoActress
Geraldine Fitzgerald91 SagittariusActress
Gloria Vanderbilt92 PiscesDesigner
Lynn Remar79 ScorpioModel
Vera Zorina86 CapricornActress
Virginia Nicolson-Actress
Maila Nurmi86 SagittariusActress
Geraldine Page62 ScorpioActress
Lena Horne92 CancerSinger
Lili St. Cyr80 GeminiDancer
Lucille Ball77 LeoComedian
Nancy Berg85 CancerModel
Denise Parker42 SagittariusSports Star
Corinne Calvet76 TaurusActress
Silvana Pampanini90 LibraActress
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Michael EdwardMale4th May, 194076 years old
Michael EdwardMale5th May, 194076 years old
RebeccaFemale17th December, 194471 years old


Someone to Love1987Danny's FriendMovie
The Transformers: The Movie1986UnicronMovie
The Enchanted Journey1984Pippo (voice)Movie
Where Is Parsifal?1984KlingsorMovie
Hot Money1983Sheriff PaisleyMovie
Butterfly1982Judge RauchMovie
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)1982Aliens' Father (voice, uncredited)Movie
Wagner and Venice1982Richard WagnerTV Show
History of the World: Part I1981Narrator (voice)Movie
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981NarratorMovie
Tales of the Klondike1981NarratorTV Show
Tajna Nikole Tesle1980J.P. MorganMovie
Shogun1980Narrator (original version) (voice)TV Show
Shogun1980Narrator (voice)TV Movie
Magnum, P.I.1980Robin MastersTV Show
The Greenstone1980Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Double McGuffin1979Narrator (voice)Movie
The Muppet Movie1979Lew LordMovie
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis1979NarratorMovie
The Biggest Battle1978Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
A Woman Called Moses1978Narrator (voice)TV Movie
Hot Tomorrows1977Parklawn Mortuary (voice)Movie
It Happened One Christmas1977Henry F. PotterTV Movie
Rime of the Ancient Mariner1977Narrator (voice)Short Film
Some Call It Greed1977Narrator (voice)Movie
Voyage of the Damned1976José EstedesMovie
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi1975ChuchundraTV Show
Ten Little Indians1974U. N. OwenMovie
The Legend of Doom House1974CassaviusMovie
The Battle of Sutjeska1973Winston ChurchillMovie
Great Mysteries1973TV Show
Get to Know Your Rabbit1972Mr. DelasandroMovie
Necromancy1972Mr. CatoMovie
Treasure Island1972Long John SilverMovie
The Man Who Came to Dinner1972Sheridan WhitesideTV Movie
A Safe Place1971The MagicianMovie
Ten Days Wonder1971Théo Van Horn - un multimillionnaire qui vit en despote dans sa maisonMovie
London1971Winston ChurchillShort Film
Freedom River1971Narrator (voice)Short Film
Catch-221970Brig. Gen. DreedleMovie
Start the Revolution Without Me1970The NarratorMovie
The Deep1970Russ BrewerMovie
The Kremlin Letter1970BresnavitchMovie
Waterloo1970Louis XVIIIMovie
Is It Always Right to Be Right?1970Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Golden Honeymoon1970Short Film
Upon This Rock1970MichelangeloTV Movie
12 + 11969Maurice MarkauMovie
Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat1969JustinianMovie
The Battle of Neretva1969SenatorMovie
The Southern Star1969PlankettMovie
The Merchant of Venice1969ShylockShort Film
Night Gallery1969Narrator (segment "Silent Snow, Secret Snow")TV Show
To Build a Fire1969Narrator (voice)Movie
House of Cards1968LeschenhautMovie
Tepepa1968Colonel CascorroMovie
Oedipus the King1968TiresiasMovie
The Immortal Story1968Mr. Charles ClayTV Movie
The Last Roman1968Emperor JustinianMovie
The Name of the Game1968NarratorTV Show
Casino Royale1967Le ChiffreMovie
I'll Never Forget What's'isname1967Jonathan LuteMovie
The Sailor from Gibraltar1967Louis de MozambiqueMovie
A Man for All Seasons1966Cardinal WolseyMovie
Is Paris Burning?1966Consul Raoul NordlingMovie
Chimes at Midnight1965FalstaffMovie
Marco the Magnificent1965Akerman, Marco's TutorMovie
La isla del tesoro1965Long John SilverMovie
Treasure Island1965Long John SilverMovie
The Finest Hours1964Narrator (voice)Movie
Ro.Go.Pa.G.1963The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")Movie
The V.I.P.s1963Max BudaMovie
The Trial1962Albert Hastler - The Advocate, NarratorMovie
King of Kings1961Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
Lafayette1961Benjamin FranklinMovie
I tartari1961BurundaiMovie
Crack in the Mirror1960HagolinMovie
David and Goliath1960King SaulMovie
The Battle of Austerlitz1960Robert FultonMovie
An Arabian Night1960StorytellerTV Movie
Compulsion1959Jonathan WilkMovie
Ferry to Hong Kong1959Captain HartMovie
High Journey1959Narrator (voice)Short Film
South Seas Adventure1958Supplemental Narrator (voice)Movie
The Long, Hot Summer1958Will VarnerMovie
The Roots of Heaven1958Cy SedgewickMovie
The Vikings1958Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
Touch of Evil1958Police Captain Hank QuinlanMovie
The Fountain of Youth1958Host, narratorShort Film
Masters of the Congo Jungle1958Narrator, English Language Version (voice)Movie
Colgate Theatre1958NarratorTV Show
Man in the Shadow1957Virgil RenchlerMovie
Moby Dick1956Father MappleMovie
Mr. Arkadin1955Gregory ArkadinMovie
Napoléon1955Sir Hudson LoweMovie
Three Cases of Murder1955Lord Mountdrago ("Lord Mountdrago" segment)Movie
Moby Dick Rehearsed1955Father MappleTV Movie
Ford Star Jubilee1955Oscar JaffeTV Show
Royal Affairs in Versailles1954Benjamin FranklinMovie
Trouble in the Glen1954Sanin Cejador y MenguesMovie
Return to Glennascaul1953Narrator, Orson WellesShort Film
L'uomo, la bestia e la virtù1953Captain Perella - the BeastMovie
Trent's Last Case1952Sigsbee MandersonMovie
Omnibus1952King LearTV Show
The Black Rose1950BayanMovie
Black Magic1949Joseph Balsamo aka Count CagliostroMovie
Prince of Foxes1949Cesare BorgiaMovie
The Third Man1949Harry LimeMovie
The Lady from Shanghai1947Michael O'HaraMovie
Duel in the Sun1946Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
The Stranger1946Professor Charles RankinMovie
Tomorrow Is Forever1946John Andrew MacDonaldMovie
Follow the Boys1944Orson WellesMovie
Jane Eyre1943Edward RochesterMovie
Journey Into Fear1943Colonel HakiMovie
The Magnificent Ambersons1942Narrator (voice)Movie
Citizen Kane1941KaneMovie
Swiss Family Robinson1940Opening Narrator (uncredited)Movie
The Green Goddess1939Rajah, NarratorMovie
Too Much Johnson1938Keystone KopShort Film
The Hearts of Age1934DeathShort Film
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CraigSnyderMay 3, 2013

Orson scared the nation with War of the Worlds and then scared people by selling no wine before its time for Paul Masson

KafkaskFeb 1, 2013

You incorrectly list Christopher Welles as his son - Christopher is his daughter.

roxxi40LJan 13, 2011

Orson Welles and Marie McDonald enounter was in Sept. 1947, was`nt one of a romantic nature.

roxxi40LAug 2, 2010

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).

RebelEdApr 18, 2010

(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!

Ian KrumholtzNov 11, 2009

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.

thriftstorejunkieJun 21, 2009

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.

Bohemian_SweetieFeb 11, 2009


Jigglypuff67Aug 28, 2008

I love you so much Orson! You were such a genius! And boy, were you handsome in your youth!

Jigglypuff67Aug 5, 2008

Okay: DO NOT BELEIVE IN THIS MITCH MILLER THING!!! Welles was not gay, everybody. This is all a misunderstanding.

BerryCreamyAug 4, 2008

Nobody`s edited this ? Come on! Welles wasn`t gay! If you can take Ellen off of Gillian Anderson`s page, you can surly take Mitch Miller off of here! Please, for the love of God, TAKE HIM OFF!!!!!!!

Jigglypuff67Aug 3, 2008

Okay, somebody can take Mitch Miller out of here now, please.

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