Welles, (George) Orson (1915–1985)
American film director and actor who made his acting debut in Ireland (1931), before returning to the U.S. to become a radio producer (1934). In 1938, his Mercury Theater put on a radio production of H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds that was so convincing it plunged the nation into panic.
Related entry War of the Worlds, radio play
Related category SCIENCE FICTION
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