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Overview for Orson Welles
Orson Welles

Orson Welles


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Also Known As: Died: October 9, 1985
Born: May 6, 1915 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...


wife: Virginia Nicholson. Actor. Married on November 14, 1934 in secret ceremony; remarried formally in West Orange New Jersey; formally spearated in December 1939; divorced decree granted in Reno on February 1, 1940; born in 1916; met at Todd School summer festival that Welles coordinated in 1934 while she was student at Miss Hare's University for girls; married screenwriter Charles Lederer (nephew of Marion Davies) c. 1940 after divorce from Welles.
companion: Dolores Del Rio. Actor. Married to Cedric Gibbons at time of relationship c. 1939-42; older than Welles; popular Hollywood film star of the 1920s and 30s who returned to her native Mexico in the mid-40s and enjoyed considerable success onstage and in film there; acted in "Journey Into Fear" (1942), set up by and also starring Welles.
wife: Rita Hayworth. Actor, dancer. Married in 1943; divorced in 1947; popular film star of the 1940s and 50s in such films as "You Were Never Lovelier" (1942), "Gilda" (1952) and "Miss Sadie Thompson" (1953); worked once with Welles, on "The Lady from Shanghai" (1948).
wife: Paola Mori. Actor. Met c. 1954; married on May 8, 1955; divorced; born c. 1931; died in a car crash in August 1986; Welles starred her as his daughter in "Mr. Arkadin" (1955); mother of Beatrice Welles.
companion: Oja Kodar. Actor, screenwriter, director. Welles' companion in his later years; survived him.

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