A twentieth-century American actor and filmmaker. His masterpiece is Citizen Kane, the story of a newspaper tycoon (widely thought to be based on William Randolph Hearst), which he directed and in which he played the title role.
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Also making appearances in the early Garfield specials are the original Bilbo Baggins, Orson Bean, and a pre-Cheers George Wendt.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As FDR once told Orson Welles, “You and I are the two best actors in America.”
Orson Welles (1965) His Chimes at Midnight was a mash-up of the Shakespeare plays in which Sir John Falstaff appears.
In appearance John was a cross between Mama Cass and Orson Welles.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days|The Daily Beast|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I'm going to use several voices to tell the story,” Welles told Bogdanovich.
Mr. Welles ran for Mayor and, as there was no opposition, the before mentioned wags decided to have some.Old Rail Fence Corners|Various
The bullet passed through Orson's arm, who uttered a yell of pain, and rushed madly into the medley.
There was a moment's silence, during which Orson lit a branch of candle wood tree.
There being no fan nearer than the office of Secretary Welles, she used a small whisk-broom.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1|Robert H. Newell
Presented for the second time to Mr. Welles, he reiterated his objection, and again refused his signature.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay