Orson Welles bio

Birth Name: George Orson Welles

Occupation: Director

Place Of Birth: Kenosha

Date Of Birth: May 6, 1915

Date Of Death: October 10, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Orson Welles was born on the 6th of May, 1915. He was known for being a Director. Best known for his seminal 1941 film Citizen Kane, which he co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The film is widely considered one of the most important films in cinema history. He also directed the features The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil.

Orson Welles was born in Kenosha. He received a scholarship to attend Harvard University after high school, but chose instead to travel through Europe. He first gained recognition for his narration of classic literary works in the 1938 CBS Radio series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. His War of the Worlds radio broadcast during the Mercury Theatre on the Air series became one of the most famous incidents of mass panic in history as many radio listeners believed Welles was reading a shocking news bulletin that featured alien invasions when really he was reciting the H.G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds.

Orson Welles was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Orson Welles was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

George Orson Welles is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Orson’s George Orson Welles attended Todd School, Woodstock, IL (1930).


Orson Welles’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Orson Welles’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Orson Welles kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Orson Welles was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: George Orson Welles
RELIGION: Protestant
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Orson Welles was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Orson Welles was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Orson Welles had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Orson Welles’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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