Welles

biographical name \ ˈwelz \

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(George) Or*son play \ˈȯr-sᵊn\ 1915–1985 American film and theater director, writer, producer, and actor

Welles

biographical name

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Gideon 1802–1878 American politician and writer

Welles

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Sumner 1892–1961 American diplomat

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