Definition of Welles, Orson in English:

Welles, Orson

proper noun

  • (1915–85), American film director and actor; full name George Orson Welles. His realistic radio dramatization in 1938 of H. G. Wells's "The War of the Worlds" persuaded many listeners that a Martian invasion was really happening. Notable films as director and actor include "Citizen Kane" (1941) and as actor "The Third Man" (1949).

Pronunciation

Welles, Orson

/wɛlz/