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Welles

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noun

(George) Orson, 1915–85, U.S. actor, director, and producer.
Gideon, 1802–78, U.S. journalist, legislator, and government official: Secretary of the Navy 1861–69.
Sumner, 1892–1961, U.S. diplomat and government official.

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Welles
/ (wɛlz) /

noun

(George) Orson (ˈɔːs ə n). 1915–85, US film director, actor, producer, and screenwriter. His Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) are regarded as film classics
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