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Orson Welles

Born: 1915-05-06 - Died: 1985-10-10
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack


Death Summary: Welles died at his home in Hollywood, California of a myocardial infarction.

He had filmed his last interview just two hours before his passing for the Merv Griffin Show.

Who was Orson Welles : George Orson Welles was an Academy Award winning director, writer, and producer. He's best known for writing, directing, and starring in Citizen Kane, often chosen as the greatest film ever made.

He's also known for his October 30, 1938 radio broadcast of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. It had been adapted to sound like a news broadcast... and caused quite a scare.
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