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Today's birthday boy! Devilishly handsome; writer/director/producer/actor of perhaps the greatest movie of all time. Battled far too many demons for far longer than one man should have to handle alone, and died a parody of himself in 1985, 70 years young.
For more information try Director Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg, son of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald (Michael is the young fop running around with the cigar during the Beatles rooftop concert) book Luck and Circumstances: coming of age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond in which he suggests that Orson may have been his father. Orson apparently heard that a lot.
Unlike the Gallo wine he peddled, he died before his time. Happy Birthday Mr. Welles, wherever you are.