He adapted, directed and narrated a version of Oscar Wilde
's story "The Happy Prince", for Decca Records. Bing Crosby
spoke the Prince's lines (and got first billing) and Mercury Theatre actress Lurene Tuttle
played the Swallow. The music was written by Welles' frequent collaborator Bernard Herrmann
and conducted by Victor Young
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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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In his time, Samuel Goldwyn
was considered a classy producer because he never deliberately did anything that wasn't his idea of the best-quality goods. I respected him for that. He was an honest merchant. He may have made a bad picture, but he didn't know it was a bad picture. And he was funny. He actually once said to me, in that high voice of his, "Orson, for you I'd write a blanket check." He ...
Welles was so impressed with Dorothea Durham
that he walked on stage where she was performing at the Club Rhumboogie and put $500 in her hand. Durham, who went by the stage name La Garbo, was a popular dancer in the 1930s and 1940s on the West Coast. She also danced at the Cotton Club in Harlem and in Duke Ellington
's "Jump for Joy", and appeared as a dancer in movies such as Cabin in the Sky
One of the most recognizable deep voices in all of film, radio or television.