Orson Wells was a film director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. Welles
found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938
radio adaptation of H.G. Well’s novel, The War of the Worlds.The radio drama
was performed on the Mercury Theater of the Air. His first film with RKO was
Citizen Kane in 1941, in which he starred as Charles Foster Kane. It is felt by
many to be the greatest film ever made. Another Wells masterpiece is Touch
of Evil (1958). On October 10, 1985, Wells did his final interview on The Merv
Griffin Show (below).