Definition of Welles, Orson in US 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).


Welles, Orson