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Blind Items Revealed #15 - Mr. X - Old Hollywood

March 27, 2022

When asking about his immediate family in interviews, this permanent A list actor/writer/director/producer/auteur would mention that he had an older brother but didn’t give any details about his whereabouts. It was too painful a topic to discuss. His older brother was institutionalized as a child because he had “learning difficulties” (which is a long ago term for someone on the autism spectrum) and was prone to violent outbursts. The auteur always put some money aside in a bank account for his brother. During around the time our actor/director made the film he is best known for today his older brother had a lobotomy. When told of this news, the auteur went on a booze bender to end all benders out of guilt. He always had a paranoia about ending up like his older brother. His older brother died in a nursing home about ten years before his younger brother did. A few years  before his death, the auteur had himself tested for autism. He didn’t have it, but he did have a slight form of ADHD, which didn’t surprise him.

Orson Welles/Richard Welles

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