from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Welles, (George) Orson 1915-1985. American film and stage director, actor, writer, and producer. He directed and starred in Citizen Kane (1941). His other films include Touch of Evil (1958) and The Trial (1962).
- Welles, Gideon 1802-1878. American editor and politician. A founder of the Republican Party (1854), he established a partisan newspaper, the Hartford Evening Press (1856), and was U.S. secretary of the navy (1861-1869) during the Civil War.
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- n. United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
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