Height: 6’2” / 187 cm
Weight: changeable (he lost 50 pounds for his role in “Citizen Kane” and then gained some extra weight with age)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
He was a famous actor and film director, whose fit body helped him catch women hearts. He was a tall person (187 cm) and although his weight number was not publicized, he could boast with quite attractive silhouette. The actor gained some weight in his elderly years. He had deep brown eyes which, like two hot suns, made people around him melting with pleasure.
Orson’s movies, like “Touch of Evil”, “Chimes at Midnight”, “Citizen Kane” etc. differ from the others with its ingenuity of technical solutions and flamboyance. Probably, the famous entertainer liked to make rich movies, because his childhood was quite poor. Orson was born in an affluent family (his father was an inventor and his mother was a pianist), but later his father became an alcoholic and lost everything. Orson’s mother died, when the boy was just 9 years old.
He started acting at the age of 10 just to earn his living. The young actor put on Peter Rabbit’s suit and entertained children, getting $25 per day. At first Orson Welles got initial recognition as a theater actor and then gradually moved his way on TV.
Orson Welles rose to fame after his brilliant work in the movie “Citizen Kane”. He spent a bright and interesting life and died in October, 1985 in his Hollywood house from a sudden heart attack.
Name: George Orson Welles
Date of Birth: May 6, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985
Place of Birth: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, USA
Reason of Death: Heart Attack
Education: Chicago Public School; Todd Seminary for Boys; Art Institute of Chicago
He was married three times.
1) Virginia Nicolson (an actress; 1934-1940)
2) Rita Hayworth (an actress; 1943-1948)
3) Paola Mori (1955-1985, till his death)
He had 3 children:
1) Daughter Chris Welles Feder (born in 1938 with Virginia Nicolson)
2) Daughter Rebecca Welles (born in 1944 with Rita Hayworth)
3) Daughter Beatrice Welles (born in 1955 with Paola Mori)
Awards and Honors:
1) Academy Award in 1942 and in 1971
2) Radio Hall of Fame
3) Hollywood Hall of Fame
4) American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1975