Welles’s turn came on Dec. 21, 1943. He had just married the gorgeous Rita Hayworth, and was also making forays into geopolitics by writing articles for the journal Free World and by speaking at the Third World Dinner in New York City in October. While he was suffering from both back problems and jaundice, he still found a way to make the guest appearance on Command Performance. He co-starred with Fred Waring and Kate Smith.
Command Performance. Old Time Radio Catalog.
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