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Orson Welles
(1915-1985) born on
May 06
US actor, director, producer, writer. He was considered a major film genius; noted for radio dramatization "War of the Worlds;" starred in "Citizen Kane," 1940.
Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!

A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
I would just like to mention Robert Houdin who in the eighteenth century invented the vanishing birdcage trick and the theater matinee - may he rot and perish. Good afternoon.
The director is simply the audience. . . . His job is to preside over accidents.
When you are down and out something always turns up -- and it is usually the noses of your friends.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Filmgoers' Companion," by Leslie Halliwell, 1984.
R: Interview in Hollywood Voices, ed. by Andrews Sarris, 1971.
A: "Great Theatrical Disasters," by G. Brandreth.
N: Speech, 4 Nov 1985.
K: "New York Times," 1 Apr 1962.

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