from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Welles, (George) Orson 1915-1985. American film and stage director, actor, writer, and producer. He directed and starred in Citizen Kane (1941). His other films include Touch of Evil (1958) and The Trial (1962).
  • Welles, Gideon 1802-1878. American editor and politician. A founder of the Republican Party (1854), he established a partisan newspaper, the Hartford Evening Press (1856), and was U.S. secretary of the navy (1861-1869) during the Civil War.

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  • n. United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)


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  • ALISON CROWTHER, MOTHER OF WELLES CROWTHER: I think he was blessed by God, and I think he was surrounded by a protection from God to be able to do what he did that day, and I think that that is -- maybe all we can ask of life, is that we live our lives as fully and as beautifully and as completely and as spiritually whole as what Welles did, as he did.

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  • Peter Conrad scopes the life; if it looks a bit much, there's a handy B Ruby Rich makes a powerful feminist case ( "Welles is shorthand for an unjust system that elevates boy geniuses (mostly white ones) at the expense of women");

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  • For theatre buffs who have only heard about Orson Welles and his spectacular triumph in the Mercury Theatre's production of Julius Caesar (but have seen few photographs of the production), Me and Orson Welles is major treat.

    George Heymont: Brush Up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

  • And, if you buy the same sort of books I do, you'll also have heard from your friendly bookseller that Rosenbaum's Discovering Orson Welles is out tomorrow.

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  • His Halloween - eve production of The War of the Worlds sets off a national panic, and literally overnight Welles is world famous.

    Orson Agonistes

  • For his efforts, Welles is USATODAY. com's U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Week. - Athlete of the Week rides flawless Armani

  • His elegant, groundbreaking studies of Howard Hawks, John Ford, and Orson Welles remain among the most penetrating appraisals of those directors; and his later This Is Orson Welles is easily the smartest and most endearing portrait of that über boy genius.

    Wolves, Actors, Jihadis

  • But then again, second-rate Welles is more intriguing than the first-rate work of many filmmakers!

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Orson Welles is considered by many to be the greatest filmmaker of all time.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • The Voice he called Welles replied, “Right again, Boss.”

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