May 6, 2015, marks the centenary of Orson Welles, the American actor, director, writer and producer whose best-known film, "Citizen Kane," is regarded by many as the best ever made. A landmark of technical wizardry, "Kane" was the product of a blazing creative force who had already dominated radio and the New York stage.
In addition to directing film noirs and Shakespeare, Welles also starred in Hollywood and international productions, including Gothic romances and suspense films, in which his brooding countenance and mellifluous voice seduced audiences.
Left: In "Black Magic" (1949), based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, Welles starred as the hypnotist and magician Count Cagliostro - typecasting, given Welles' fondness for illusions and magic tricks.
By CBSNews.com senior producer David Morgan