United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
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/welz/, n.
1. (George) Orson, 1915-85, U.S. actor, director, and producer.
2. Gideon, 1802-78, U.S. journalist, legislator, and government official: Secretary of the Navy 1861-69.
3. Sumner, 1892-1961, U.S. diplomat and government official.

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(George) Orson (1915 - 85), U.S. movie director and actor. His realistic radio dramatization in 1938 of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds persuaded many listeners that a Martian invasion was really happening. Notable movies: Citizen Kane (Academy Award for best screenplay, 1941), The Lady from Shanghai (1948), and The Third Man (1949)

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  • WELLES (O.) — Que l’avènement de Citizen Kane en 1941 marque une date dans l’évolution du cinéma, nul n’en doute plus aujourd’hui. Pourtant, Orson Welles n’a réalisé que douze films depuis Citizen Kane (si l’on excepte les inédits, les projets inachevés, les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Welles — ist der Nachname von mehreren Personen: Gideon Welles (1802–1878), US amerikanischer Marineminister Orson Welles (1915–1985), US amerikanischer Regisseur, Schauspieler und Autor Samuel Paul Welles (1907–1997), US amerikanischer Paläontologe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Welles — may refer to: * Welles (name) * Edmund Welles, San Francisco bass clarinet quartet * USS Welles (DD 257) United States Navy destroyer * USS Welles (DD 628) United States Navy destroyer See also * Wells (name) * Wells (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Welles —   [welz],    1) Orson, amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler, Filmschauspieler, regisseur, produzent und autor, * Kenosha (Wisconsin) 6. 5. 1915, ✝ Los Angeles (Calif.) 10. 10. 1985; spielte in Dublin, dann in New York (besonders Shakespeare Rollen)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Welles — Welles, so v.w. Wells …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Welles — Welles, Orson …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Welles — (Orson) (1915 1985) cinéaste et acteur américain. Son oeuvre foisonne de trouvailles techniques, souvent baroques: Citizen Kane (1941), la Splendeur des Amberson (1942), la Dame de Shanghai (1948), Macbeth (1948), Othello (1952), Monsieur Arkadin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Welles — Welles, Or|son (1915 85) a US actor, film ↑director, ↑producer, and writer, famous especially for the film ↑Citizen Kane (1941), which many people consider to be one of the greatest films ever made, and for his radio play The War of the Worlds,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Welles — (izg. vȅlz), Orson (1915 1985) DEFINICIJA američki filmski glumac (Treći čovjek), redatelj, pisac i producent; unosi novi stil filmske naracije, dramaturgije i montaže, nov način upotrebe svjetla i muzike za dramske efekte i sugeriranje emocija;… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Welles — [welz] (George) Orson 1915 85; U.S. film actor & director …   English World dictionary

  • Welles — El nombre Welles puede referirse a: Orson Welles, actor y director de cine estadounidense (1915 1985). Welles Hoyt, atleta estadounidense (1875 1954). Welles Pérennes, población y comuna francesa, en la región de Picardía. Esta página de… …   Wikipedia Español

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