(12/15/41) Radio: Appeared (as himself) on the show "We Hold These Truths".
16 Biographical Movies |
52 Print Biographies |
21 Portrayals |
52 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells | Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
After [Irving Thalberg
] died, Norma Shearer
--one of the most minimally talented ladies ever to appear on the silver screen and who looked like nothing, with one eye crossed over the other--went right on being the queen of Hollywood. Everybody used to say, "Mrs. Thalberg is coming", "Miss Shearer is arriving", as though they were talking about Sarah Bernhardt
His full name is George Orson Welles. He was named "George" in honor of writer George Ade
, who was a friend of the family. His middle name was in honor of another family friend, a man named Orson Wells (without the "e").
Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
(1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil
(1958)) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.