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Welles on March 1, 1937 (age 21), photographed by Carl Van Vechten
George Orson Welles
May 6, 1915
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
|Died||October 10, 1985
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Resting place||Ronda, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain|
|Alma mater||School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Home town||Woodstock, Illinois, U.S.|
|Children||3, including Beatrice Welles|
Welles also made the movie Citizen Kane in 1941. Many movie critics think that this movie is the best movie ever made.
Orson Welles and Chicago-born actress and socialite Virginia Nicolson (1916–1996) were married on November 14, 1934. The couple separated in December 1939 and were divorced on February 1, 1940.
Infatuated with her since adolescence, Welles met del Río at Darryl Zanuck's ranch soon after he moved to Hollywood in 1939. Del Río returned to Mexico in 1943, shortly before Welles married Rita Hayworth.
Welles married Rita Hayworth on September 7, 1943. They were divorced on November 10, 1947.
In 1955, Welles married actress Paola Mori (née Countess Paola di Gerfalco), an Italian aristocrat. They were wed in London May 8, 1955 and never divorced.
Croatian-born artist and actress Oja Kodar became Welles's longtime companion both personally and professionally from 1966 onward, and they lived together for some of the last 20 years of his life.
Welles had three daughters from his marriages: Christopher Welles Feder (born March 27, 1938, with Virginia Nicolson); Rebecca Welles Manning (December 17, 1944 – October 17, 2004, with Rita Hayworth); and Beatrice Welles (born November 13, 1955, with Paola Mori).
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