Definition of Welles, Orson in English:

Welles, Orson

proper noun

  • (1915–85), US writer, filmmaker, 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 work as both director and actor include the movies "Citizen Kane" (1941), "The Lady from Shanghai" (1948), and "Touch of Evil" (1958)

Pronunciation

Welles, Orson

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