Orson Welles

Orson Welles
1915 - 1985
Orson Welles  American Actor

Orson Welles dating history


Orson Welles was previously married to Paola Mori (1955 - 1985), Rita Hayworth (1943 - 1947) and Virginia Nicolson (1934 - 1940).

Orson Welles was in relationships with Oja Kodar (1966 - 1985), Marlene Dietrich (1958 - 1959), Ludmilla Tchérina (1952), Eartha Kitt (1950 - 1952), Nancy Valentine (1946), Lea Padovani (1943 - 1944), Billie Holiday (1942), Dolores del Rio (1941 - 1943), Lynn Remar (1938 - 1941), Corinne Calvet and Silvana Pampanini.

Orson Welles had encounters with Gina Lollobrigida (1958), Katherine Dunham (1953), Vivien Leigh (1951), Wanda Hendrix (1948), Marie McDonald (1946 - 1947), Gloria Vanderbilt (1945), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1939), Vera Zorina (1938), Geraldine Page, Maila Nurmi, Lena Horne, Lili St. Cyr and Nancy Berg.

Orson Welles is rumoured to have hooked up with Judy Garland (1944) and Lucille Ball.


American Actor Orson Welles was born George Orson Welles on 6th May, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA and passed away on 10th Oct 1985 Hollywood, California, USA aged 70. He is most remembered for Citizen Kane. 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: Academy Honorary Award recipients, Woodstock, Illinois and American film actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 30 years, 9 months 14 years, 6 months -
Dating11 19 years, 9 months 2 years, 8 months 6 months, 4 days
Encounter13 1 year 1 month 1 month, 1 day
Rumoured2 - - -
Total29 30 years, 9 months 2 years, 6 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Orson
Last Name Welles
Full Name at Birth George Orson Welles
Alternative Name George Orson Welles, 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
Buried Antonio Ordóñez Estate Grounds Ronda, Provincia de Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
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 Atheist
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
Official Websites www.allmovie.com/artist/orson-welles-p116368, www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/orson_welles
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 (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

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Orson Welles70 TaurusActor
Oja Kodar81Actress
Gina Lollobrigida95 CancerActress
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Paola Mori57 VirgoActress
Katherine Dunham95 CancerDancer
Ludmilla Tchérina79 LibraActress
Vivien Leigh53 ScorpioActress
Eartha Kitt81 CapricornActress
Wanda Hendrix52 ScorpioActress
Nancy Valentine89 AquariusActress
Marie McDonald42 CancerActress
Gloria Vanderbilt95 PiscesDesigner
Judy Garland47 GeminiActress
Lea Padovani70 LeoActress
Rita Hayworth68 LibraActress
Billie Holiday44 AriesSinger
Dolores del Rio78 LeoActress
Geraldine Fitzgerald91 SagittariusActress
Lynn Remar79 ScorpioModel
Vera Zorina86 CapricornDancer
Virginia Nicolson80 PiscesActress
Silvana Pampanini90 LibraActress
Geraldine Page62 ScorpioActress
Maila Nurmi86 SagittariusActress
Lena Horne92 CancerSinger
Lili St. Cyr80 GeminiDancer
Lucille Ball77 LeoComedian
Nancy Berg90 CancerModel
Corinne Calvet76 TaurusActress
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ChristopherFemale27th March, 193884 years oldVirginia Nicolson
Michael EdwardMale5th May, 194082 years oldGeraldine Fitzgerald
RebeccaFemale17th December, 194477 years oldRita Hayworth
BeatriceFemale13th November, 195566 years oldPaola Mori


Someone to Love1987Danny's FriendMovie
Hot Money1986Sheriff PaisleyMovie
The Transformers: The Movie1986Unicron (voice)Movie
Moonlighting1985Orson WellesTV Show
The Enchanted Journey1984Pippo (English version, voice)Movie
Where Is Parsifal?1984KlingsorMovie
Slapstick of Another Kind1982Aliens' Father (voice, uncredited)Movie
Wagner and Venice1982Richard Wagner (voice)TV Movie
The Dreamers1982Marcus KleekShort Film
Butterfly1981Judge RauchMovie
History of the World: Part I1981Narrator (voice)Movie
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981NarratorMovie
Tales of the Klondike1981NarratorTV Show
Tajna Nikole Tesle1980J.P. MorganMovie
Shogun1980NarratorTV 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
To Try Again... and Succeed1979Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Biggest Battle1978Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
A Woman Called Moses1978NarratorTV Show
Hot Tomorrows1977Parklawn Mortuary (voice)Movie
It Happened One Christmas1977Henry F. PotterTV Movie
Rime of the Ancient Mariner1977Narrator (voice)Short Film
Voyage of the Damned1976Jose EstedesMovie
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi1975Chuchundra (voice), Nag, NarratorTV Show
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab1974and the voice of (voice), U. N. OwenMovie
The Legend of Doom House1974CassaviusMovie
Sutjeska1973Winston ChurchillMovie
The Cave: a parable told by Orson Welles1973NarratorShort Film
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
London1971One-Man Band, Presenter, Winston ChurchillShort Film
Freedom River1971Narrator (voice)Short Film
Catch-221970General 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 Honeymoon1970NarratorShort Film
Upon This Rock1970Michelangelo (voice)TV Movie
12 + 11969Maurice MarkauMovie
Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat1969JustinianMovie
Tepepa1969Colonel CascorroMovie
The Battle of Neretva1969SenatorMovie
The Southern Star1969PlankettMovie
The Merchant of Venice1969ShylockTV Movie
Night Gallery1969Narrator (segment "Silent Snow, Secret Snow")TV Show
To Build a Fire1969Narrator (voice)Movie
House of Cards1968LeschenhautMovie
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
Laugh-In1967Guest PerformerTV Show
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 SilverShort Film
Treasure Island1965Long John SilverShort Film
The Finest Hours1964Narrator (voice)Movie
Ro.Go.Pa.G.1963The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")Movie
The V.I.P.s1963Max BudaMovie
Lafayette1962Benjamin FranklinMovie
The Trial1962Albert Hastler - The Advocate, NarratorMovie
King of Kings1961Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
I tartari1961BurundaiMovie
Crack in the Mirror1960Hagolin, LamerciereMovie
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, NarratorTV Movie
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 Rehearsed1955Ahab, An Actor Manager, Father MappleTV Movie
Ford Star Jubilee1955Oscar JaffeTV Show
Royal Affairs in Versailles1954FranklinMovie
Trouble in the Glen1954Sanin Cejador y MenguesMovie
Return to Glennascaul1953Narrator, Orson WellesShort Film
L'uomo, la bestia e la virtù1953Captain Perella - the BeastMovie
The Little World of Don Camillo1952Narrator (voice)Movie
Trent's Last Case1952Sigsbee MandersonMovie
Omnibus1952King Lear (segment)TV Show
I Love Lucy1951Orson WellesTV 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 Stranger1946Prof. Charles RankinMovie
Tomorrow Is Forever1946Erik Kessler, John Andrew MacDonaldMovie
Follow the Boys1944Orson Welles (uncredited)Movie
Jane Eyre1943Edward RochesterMovie
Journey Into Fear1943Colonel HakiMovie
The Magnificent Ambersons1942Narrator (voice)Movie
Citizen Kane1941KaneMovie
Swiss Family Robinson1940Opening Narrator (uncredited)Movie
The Green Goddess1939Narrator, RajahShort Film
Too Much Johnson1938Keystone KopShort Film
The Mercury Theatre on the Air1938Clarence, Mr. Jingle, Sergeant BuzzfuzzTV Show
The Hearts of Age1934DeathShort Film
Twelfth Night1933Short Film
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halfgoofyhalfgoofyApr 10, 2021

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halfgoofyhalfgoofyApr 10, 2021

shared a link: https://www.allmovie.com/artist/orson-welles-p116368

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cboothe977cboothe977Apr 5, 2021

1600 Vine Street 6552 Hollywood Blvd. http://www.latimes.com/includes/projects/hollywood/wof_stars/orson_welles_radio.jpg

wjerryzwjerryzMar 13, 2018

Citizen Kane

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 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.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 13, 2011

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

roxxi40Lroxxi40LAug 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).

RebelEdRebelEdApr 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.

thriftstorejunkiethriftstorejunkieJun 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.

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