George Orson Welles was born May 6, 1915, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, and died October 10, 1985, Hollywood, California, USA. He live for many years in Europe. Actor, director, and producer, Welles is regarded by many of his peers as a master film-maker. He formed the Mercury Theatre with John Housman in 1937. In 1938 they produced "The Mercury Theatre on the Air", famous for its broadcast version of "The War of the Worlds." His first film, "Citizen Kane" (1941), is regarded by many as the best film ever made. Orson was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988, and has the distinction of appearing in both the American Film Institute and British Film Institute's #1 movie. For AFI it was "Citizen Kane;" for BFI it was "The Third Man."
Later in his career, he narrated countless feature films, documentaries, and television shows, and made a very good living as a commercial spokesman, but it is for his early innovative film work that the 'Boy Wonder' will best be remembered.