Election 1944: Orson Welles suffers from throat infection (10-23-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 23, 1944)


Orson Welles suffers from throat infection

New York (UP) –
The condition of Orson Welles, actor who has been ill of a throat infection at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel since Friday, was described today as “still very serious.”

Jackson Leighter, his manager, said that while his temperature remained at 104, he was not considered in a critical condition. Welles was forced to cancel several political speeches, including one before a Roosevelt rally last night.

Welles is scheduled to speak at a Democratic rally Nov. 2 at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Press (October 24, 1944)


Welles ‘improved’

New York –
Actor Orson Welles was reported “considerably improved” today by Jack Lighter, his manager. Welles has been confined to his hotel suite with a severe throat infection.