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gerard_depardieu

  • noun French film actor (born in 1948)
    Depardieu.

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welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Orson Welles; George Orson Welles.
  • verb come up, as of a liquid
    swell; well.
    • Tears well in her eyes
    • the currents well up

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dean

  • noun an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Byron Dean; James Dean.

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jersey_lillie

  • noun British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
    Langtry; Emilie Charlotte le Breton; Lillie Langtry.

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wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Duke Wayne; John Wayne.
  • noun American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
    Anthony Wayne; Mad Anthony Wayne.

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harley_granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Granville-Barker.

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william_henry_pratt

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
    Boris Karloff; Karloff.

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barbra_joan_streisand

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
    Streisand; Barbra Streisand.

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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swanson

  • noun United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)
    Gloria May Josephine Svensson; Gloria Swanson.

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shirley_temple_black

  • noun popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
    Shirley Temple; Black.

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thomas_j._hanks

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1956)
    Hanks; Tom Hanks.

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keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Buster Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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alaska

  • noun a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
    AK; Last Frontier.
    • Alaska is the largest state in the United States

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lucille_ball

  • noun United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
    Ball.

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tallulah_bankhead

  • noun uninhibited United States actress (1903-1968)
    Bankhead.

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lunt

  • noun United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
    Alfred Lunt.

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eugene_curran_kelly

  • noun United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
    Kelly; Gene Kelly.

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james_byron_dean

  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Dean; Dean.

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cornelia_otis_skinner

  • noun United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
    Skinner.

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thespian

  • noun a theatrical performer
    player; role player; histrion; actor.
  • adjective of or relating to drama
    • the movie director had thespian cooperation

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howard

  • noun English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
    Leslie Howard; Leslie Howard Stainer.
  • noun Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542)
    Catherine Howard.

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charles_robert_redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Redford; Robert Redford.

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spencer_tracy

  • noun United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
    Tracy.

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marceau

  • noun French mime famous for his sad-faced clown (born in 1923)
    Marcel Marceau.

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stealer

  • noun a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
    thief.

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laszlo_lowestein

  • noun United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
    Peter Lorre; Lorre.

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movie_actor

  • noun an actor who plays a role in a film
    screen actor.

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elizabeth_taylor

  • noun United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)
    Taylor.

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histrion

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; actor.

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lena_calhoun_horne

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
    Horne; Lena Horne.

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hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Mark Hopkins.
  • noun United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Johns Hopkins.

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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greta_garbo

  • noun United States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990)
    Garbo; Greta Louisa Gustafsson.

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pantomimer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; mummer; mime; mimer.

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gibson

  • noun United States illustrator remembered for his creation of the `Gibson girl' (1867-1944)
    Charles Dana Gibson; C. D. Gibson.
  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Mel Gibson; Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson.

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ingrid_bergman

  • noun Swedish film actress (1915-1982)
    Bergman.

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gene_kelly

  • noun United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
    Kelly; Eugene Curran Kelly.

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ralph_richardson

  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Richardson; Sir Ralph David Richardson.

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ginger_rogers

  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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julius_ullman

  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Fairbanks; Douglas Fairbanks; Douglas Elton Fairbanks.

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sir_peter_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Peter Alexander Ustinov.

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robert_redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Redford; Charles Robert Redford.

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tragedienne

  • noun an actress who specializes in tragic roles

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katherine_cornell

  • noun United States actress noted for her performances in Broadway plays (1893-1974)
    Cornell.

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humphrey_deforest_bogart

  • noun United States film actor (1899-1957)
    Bogart; Humphrey Bogart.

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barnstormer

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; play-actor; trouper.
  • noun a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
    stunt flier; stunt pilot.

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sidney_poitier

  • noun United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
    Poitier.

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dame_alice_ellen_terry

  • noun English actress (1847-1928)
    Dame Ellen Terry; Terry.

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bernhardt

  • noun French actress (1844-1923)
    Henriette Rosine Bernard; Sarah Bernhardt.

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spear_carrier

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    supernumerary; extra.

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cagney

  • noun United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
    Jimmy Cagney; James Cagney.

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hayes

  • noun acclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)
    Helen Hayes.
  • noun 19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893)
    Rutherford B. Hayes; President Hayes; Rutherford Birchard Hayes.

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garbo

  • noun United States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990)
    Greta Garbo; Greta Louisa Gustafsson.

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sinatra

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
    Francis Albert Sinatra; Frank Sinatra.

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astaire

  • noun United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
    Fred Astaire.

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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peter_o'toole

  • noun British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
    O'Toole; Peter Seamus O'Toole.

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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al_jolson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Asa Yoelson; Jolson.

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sir_herbert_beerbohm_tree

  • noun English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)
    Tree.

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matinee

  • noun a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)

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ham_actor

  • noun an unskilled actor who overacts
    ham.

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grace_patricia_kelly

  • noun United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
    Kelly; Princess Grace of Monaco; Grace Kelly.

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harold_clayton_lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Lloyd.

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emilie_charlotte_le_breton

  • noun British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
    Langtry; Jersey Lillie; Lillie Langtry.

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eleonora_duse

  • noun Italian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924)
    Duse.

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judy_garland

  • noun United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
    Garland.

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de_niro

  • noun United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
    Robert De Niro.

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lee_strasberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Israel Strassberg; Strasberg.

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skinner

  • noun United States actor (1858-1942)
    Otis Skinner.
  • noun United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
    Cornelia Otis Skinner.

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douglas_fairbanks_jr.

  • noun United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
    Fairbanks.

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matinee_idol

  • noun someone who is adored blindly and excessively
    idol.

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ethel_waters

  • noun United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
    Waters.

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clark_gable

  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    Gable; William Clark Gable.

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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james_cagney

  • noun United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
    Jimmy Cagney; Cagney.

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henriette_rosine_bernard

  • noun French actress (1844-1923)
    Bernhardt; Sarah Bernhardt.

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reginald_carey_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Rex Harrison; Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.

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tom_hanks

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1956)
    Hanks; Thomas J. Hanks.

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james_mason

  • noun English film actor (1909-1984)
    James Neville Mason; Mason.

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martin

  • noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    St. Martin.
  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Steve Martin.

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kelly

  • noun United States circus clown (1898-1979)
    Weary Willie; Emmett Kelly.
  • noun United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
    Grace Patricia Kelly; Princess Grace of Monaco; Grace Kelly.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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horne

  • noun United States operatic mezzo-soprano (born 1934)
    Marilyn Horne.
  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
    Lena Calhoun Horne; Lena Horne.

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hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; John Hemminge; John Heming.

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role_player

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; fake; pretender; sham.
  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; histrion; actor.

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lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Harold Clayton Lloyd.

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representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    mental representation; internal representation.
  • noun a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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georgiana_barrymore

  • noun United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893)
    Georgiana Emma Barrymore; Barrymore.

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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monroe

  • noun United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
    Norma Jean Baker; Marilyn Monroe.
  • noun 5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831)
    President Monroe; James Monroe.

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otis_skinner

  • noun United States actor (1858-1942)
    Skinner.

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princess_grace_of_monaco

  • noun United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
    Kelly; Grace Patricia Kelly; Grace Kelly.

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melina_mercouri

  • noun Greek film actress (1925-1994)
    Mercouri; Anna Amalia Mercouri.

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playactor

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    play-actor; barnstormer; trouper.

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thorndike

  • noun English actress (1882-1976)
    Dame Sybil Thorndike.
  • noun United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
    Edward Lee Thorndike.

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asa_yoelson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Al Jolson; Jolson.

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le_gallienne

  • noun United States actress (born in England) (1899-1991)
    Eva Le Gallienne.

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mummer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mime; mimer.

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drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    John Drew.
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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lugosi

  • noun United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
    Bela Ferenc Blasko; Bela Lugosi.

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theatrical_performance

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical; histrionics; representation.

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sarah_siddons

  • noun English actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831)
    Sarah Kemble Siddons; Siddons.

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reenactor

  • noun a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier

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barbra_streisand

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
    Streisand; Barbra Joan Streisand.

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rogers

  • noun United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)
    Will Rogers; William Penn Adair Rogers.
  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Ginger Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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scene

  • noun the place where some action occurs
    • the police returned to the scene of the crime
  • noun an incident (real or imaginary)
    • their parting was a sad scene

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dudley_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Moore.

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edward_g._robinson

  • noun United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
    Edward Goldenberg Robinson; Robinson.

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john_drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    Drew.

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redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Robert Redford; Charles Robert Redford.

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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dame_sybil_thorndike

  • noun English actress (1882-1976)
    Thorndike.

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georgiana_emma_barrymore

  • noun United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893)
    Georgiana Barrymore; Barrymore.

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bergman

  • noun Swedish film actress (1915-1982)
    Ingrid Bergman.
  • noun Swedish film director who used heavy symbolism and explored the psychology of the characters (born 1918)
    Ingmar Bergman.

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upstager

  • noun a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
  • adjective of the back half of a stage
    upstage.
    • she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience

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sir_john_gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Arthur John Gielgud.

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understudy

  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    standby.
  • verb be an understudy or alternate for a role
    alternate.

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richard_burbage

  • noun English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
    Burbage.

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natalie_wood

  • noun United States film actress (1938-1981)
    Wood.

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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hume_cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Blake Cronyn; Cronyn.

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sir_rex_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Rex Harrison; Harrison.

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bruce_lee

  • noun United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
    Lee; Lee Yuen Kam.

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harry_lillis_crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Bing Crosby; Crosby.

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mime

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer.
  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    dumb show; pantomime.

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standby

  • noun something that can be relied on when needed
  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    understudy.

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play-actor

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; barnstormer; trouper.

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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eva_le_gallienne

  • noun United States actress (born in England) (1899-1991)
    Le Gallienne.

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maurice_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)
    Herbert Blythe; Barrymore.

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jessica_tandy

  • noun United States actress (born in England) who made many stage appearances, often with her husband Hume Cronyn (1909-1994)
    Tandy.

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sir_alec_guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Guinness; Alec Guinness.

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virginia_mcmath

  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Ginger Rogers; Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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rex_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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garrick

  • noun English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
    David Garrick.

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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leading_man

  • noun actor who plays the leading male role

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konstantin_sergeyevich_stanislavsky

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Stanislavsky.

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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helen_hayes

  • noun acclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)
    Hayes.

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ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Peter Alexander Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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leading

  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    lead.
  • noun the activity of leading
    leadership.
    • his leadership inspired the team

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hoffman

  • noun United States sculptor (1887-1966)
    Malvina Hoffman.
  • noun versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
    Dustin Hoffman.

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fred_astaire

  • noun United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
    Astaire.

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heming

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    John Hemminge; Hemminge; John Heming.
  • verb fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
    hem.
    • hem my skirt

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ingenue

  • noun an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  • noun an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

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poitier

  • noun United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
    Sidney Poitier.

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charles_laughton

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
    Laughton.

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pickford

  • noun United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)
    Mary Pickford; Gladys Smith.

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sir_noel_pierce_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Noel Coward.

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tv_star

  • noun a star in a television show
    television star.

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erich_von_stroheim

  • noun United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
    Stroheim.

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robert_mitchum

  • noun United States film actor (1917-1997)
    Mitchum.

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laughton

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
    Charles Laughton.

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jane_fonda

  • noun United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937)
    Fonda.

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leslie_howard_stainer

  • noun English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
    Leslie Howard; Howard.

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stroheim

  • noun United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
    Erich von Stroheim.

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maria_magdalene_von_losch

  • noun United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
    Dietrich; Marlene Dietrich.

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leslie_howard

  • noun English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
    Leslie Howard Stainer; Howard.

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burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Richard Burton.

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mel_gibson

  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Gibson; Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson.

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surname

  • noun the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
    last name; family name; cognomen.

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jack_lemmon

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    John Uhler; Lemmon.

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maurice_chevalier

  • noun French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
    Chevalier.

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cary_grant

  • noun United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
    Grant.

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duke_wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; John Wayne.

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crawford

  • noun United States neoclassical sculptor (1814-1857)
    Thomas Crawford.
  • noun United States film actress (1908-1977)
    Joan Crawford.

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lionel_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)
    Barrymore.

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harold_lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Clayton Lloyd; Lloyd.

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loretta_young

  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Young.

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norma_jean_baker

  • noun United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
    Monroe; Marilyn Monroe.

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movie_star

  • noun a star who plays leading roles in the cinema
    film star.

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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loren

  • noun Italian film actress (born in 1934)
    Sophia Loren; Sofia Scicolone.

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roleplaying

  • noun acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy)
  • verb perform on a stage or theater
    play; playact; roleplay; act.
    • She acts in this play
    • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
    • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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lillie

  • noun British actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
    Beatrice Lillie; Lady Peel.

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virginia_katherine_mcmath

  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Ginger Rogers; Rogers.

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peter_seamus_o'toole

  • noun British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
    O'Toole; Peter O'Toole.

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lillie_langtry

  • noun British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
    Langtry; Emilie Charlotte le Breton; Jersey Lillie.

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olivier

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Baron Olivier of Birghton; Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier; Laurence Olivier.

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character_actor

  • noun an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles

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marlene_dietrich

  • noun United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
    Maria Magdalene von Losch; Dietrich.

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jimmy_stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    James Maitland Stewart; Stewart.

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israel_strassberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Lee Strasberg; Strasberg.

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robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Robert Robinson; Sir Robert Robinson.
  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
    Sugar Ray Robinson; Walker Smith; Ray Robinson.

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dramatic_play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway

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dame_ellen_terry

  • noun English actress (1847-1928)
    Dame Alice Ellen Terry; Terry.

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mimer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mime.

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buster_keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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woody_allen

  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Allen; Allen Stewart Konigsberg.

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terry

  • noun English actress (1847-1928)
    Dame Ellen Terry; Dame Alice Ellen Terry.
  • noun a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes
    terrycloth; terry cloth.

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principal

  • noun the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
  • noun the educator who has executive authority for a school
    head; school principal; head teacher.
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

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walk-on

  • noun plays a small part in a dramatic production
  • adjective not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines
    nonspeaking.
    • had a nonspeaking role in the play

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sellers

  • noun English comic actor (1925-1980)
    Peter Sellers.
  • noun someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
    trafficker; vender; vendor; marketer; seller.

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william_clark_gable

  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    Gable; Clark Gable.

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orson_welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Welles; George Orson Welles.

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george_c._scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    Scott.

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mary_martin

  • noun United States actress (1913-1990)
    Martin.

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screen_actor

  • noun an actor who plays a role in a film
    movie actor.

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television

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; TV; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
    television system.

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gertrude_lawrence

  • noun English actress (1898-1952)
    Lawrence.

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stanislavsky

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky; Konstantin Stanislavsky.

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)
    John Barrymore.
  • noun United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959)
    Ethel Barrymore.

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jolson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Asa Yoelson; Al Jolson.

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television_star

  • noun a star in a television show
    TV star.

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allen

  • noun United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; Gracie Allen; Gracie.
  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Woody Allen; Allen Stewart Konigsberg.

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harlean_carpenter

  • noun United States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937)
    Jean Harlow; Harlow.

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grace_kelly

  • noun United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
    Kelly; Grace Patricia Kelly; Princess Grace of Monaco.

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jackson

  • noun English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
    Glenda Jackson.
  • noun United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Michael Joe Jackson; Michael Jackson.

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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david_garrick

  • noun English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
    Garrick.

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starlet

  • noun a young (film) actress who is publicized as a future star
  • noun a small star

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dumb

  • adjective satellite slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    dim; slow; dense; obtuse; dull.
    • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
    • never met anyone quite so dim
    • although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
    • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
    • worked with the slow students
  • adjective satellite temporarily incapable of speaking
    speechless.
    • struck dumb
    • speechless with shock

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mel_columcille_gerard_gibson

  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Gibson; Mel Gibson.

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burbage

  • noun English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
    Richard Burbage.

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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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movie

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; film; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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sir_anthony_philip_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Anthony Hopkins; Sir Anthony Hopkins; Hopkins.

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hepburn

  • noun United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)
    Katharine Houghton Hepburn; Katharine Hepburn.

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gloria_may_josephine_svensson

  • noun United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)
    Gloria Swanson; Swanson.

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depardieu

  • noun French film actor (born in 1948)
    Gerard Depardieu.

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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harlow

  • noun United States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937)
    Jean Harlow; Harlean Carpenter.

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joan_crawford

  • noun United States film actress (1908-1977)
    Crawford.

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streisand

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
    Barbra Streisand; Barbra Joan Streisand.

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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paul_newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.

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gable

  • noun the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    gable end; gable wall.
  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    William Clark Gable; Clark Gable.

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histrionics

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical; theatrical performance; representation.
  • noun a deliberate display of emotion for effect

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steve_martin

  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Martin.

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dustin_hoffman

  • noun versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
    Hoffman.

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marcel_marceau

  • noun French mime famous for his sad-faced clown (born in 1923)
    Marceau.

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lorre

  • noun United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
    Peter Lorre; Laszlo Lowestein.

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co

  • noun an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
    carbon monoxide gas; carbon monoxide.
  • noun a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
    atomic number 27; cobalt.

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spear

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    lance; shaft.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; lance.

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e._g._marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    Marshall.

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fairbanks

  • noun United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
    Douglas Fairbanks Jr..
  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Julius Ullman; Douglas Fairbanks; Douglas Elton Fairbanks.

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chevalier

  • noun French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
    Maurice Chevalier.
  • noun a gallant or courtly gentleman
    cavalier.

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film_star

  • noun a star who plays leading roles in the cinema
    movie star.

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granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Harley Granville-Barker.

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usa

  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    the States; U.S.A.; U.S.; United States; US; United States of America; America.
  • noun the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
    Army; U. S. Army; United States Army; US Army.

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konstantin_sergeevich_alekseev

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky; Konstantin Stanislavsky.

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trouper

  • noun a person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working
  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; play-actor; barnstormer.

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waters

  • noun United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
    Ethel Waters.
  • noun the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion
    amniotic fluid; amnionic fluid.
    • before a woman gives birth her waters break

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kean

  • noun English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
    Edmund Kean.

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idol

  • noun a material effigy that is worshipped
    god; graven image.
    • thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    • money was his god
  • noun someone who is adored blindly and excessively
    matinee idol.

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cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Cronyn; Hume Blake Cronyn.

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alla_nazimova

  • noun United States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945)
    Nazimova.

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sophia_loren

  • noun Italian film actress (born in 1934)
    Sofia Scicolone; Loren.

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laurence_olivier

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Baron Olivier of Birghton; Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier; Olivier.

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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leading_lady

  • noun actress who plays the leading female role

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john_heming

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; John Hemminge; Hemminge.

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richardson

  • noun United States architect (1838-1886)
    Henry Hobson Richardson.
  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Sir Ralph David Richardson; Ralph Richardson.

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dumb_show

  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    mime; pantomime.

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richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Burton.

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fonda

  • noun United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937)
    Jane Fonda.
  • noun United States film actor (1905-1982)
    Henry Fonda.

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marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    E. G. Marshall.
  • noun United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
    George Catlett Marshall; George Marshall.

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sir_ralph_david_richardson

  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Richardson; Ralph Richardson.

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booth

  • noun a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; stall; cubicle.

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harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Rex Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.
  • noun English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
    George Harrison.

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comedian

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comic.
  • noun an actor in a comedy

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alec_guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Guinness; Sir Alec Guinness.

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katharine_houghton_hepburn

  • noun United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)
    Katharine Hepburn; Hepburn.

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john_hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; Hemminge; John Heming.

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arthur_john_gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Sir John Gielgud.

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frank_sinatra

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
    Sinatra; Francis Albert Sinatra.

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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frank_cooper

  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Cooper.

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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beatrice_lillie

  • noun British actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
    Lillie; Lady Peel.

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jean_harlow

  • noun United States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937)
    Harlean Carpenter; Harlow.

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lillian_gish

  • noun United States film actress who appeared in films by D. W. Griffith (1896-1993)
    Gish.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Paul Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.
  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    John Henry Newman; Cardinal Newman.

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john_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)
    Barrymore.

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jimmy_cagney

  • noun United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
    James Cagney; Cagney.

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bing_crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Crosby; Harry Lillis Crosby.

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co-star

  • noun one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film
  • verb feature as the co-star in a performance

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meryl_streep

  • noun United States film actress (born in 1949)
    Streep.

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karloff

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
    Boris Karloff; William Henry Pratt.

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edmund_kean

  • noun English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
    Kean.

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baron_olivier_of_birghton

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier; Laurence Olivier; Olivier.

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lemmon

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    John Uhler; Jack Lemmon.

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douglas_fairbanks

  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Fairbanks; Julius Ullman; Douglas Elton Fairbanks.

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o'toole

  • noun British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
    Peter Seamus O'Toole; Peter O'Toole.

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fontanne

  • noun United States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983)
    Lynn Fontanne.

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peter_sellers

  • noun English comic actor (1925-1980)
    Sellers.

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glenda_jackson

  • noun English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
    Jackson.

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douglas_elton_fairbanks

  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Fairbanks; Julius Ullman; Douglas Fairbanks.

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lena_horne

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
    Horne; Lena Calhoun Horne.

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peter_alexander_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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parody

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque.
  • noun humorous or satirical mimicry
    mockery; takeoff.

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stooge

  • noun a person of unquestioning obedience
    flunky; yes-man; flunkey.
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
    laughingstock; goat; butt.

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mary_pickford

  • noun United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)
    Pickford; Gladys Smith.

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konstantin_stanislavsky

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky.

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hanks

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1956)
    Tom Hanks; Thomas J. Hanks.
  • noun a coil of rope or wool or yarn
    hank.

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ham

  • noun meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    jambon; gammon.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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sofia_scicolone

  • noun Italian film actress (born in 1934)
    Sophia Loren; Loren.

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shearer

  • noun Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
    Moira Shearer.
  • noun a workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles

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alternate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; surrogate.
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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vivien_leigh

  • noun English film actress (1913-1967)
    Leigh.

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herbert_blythe

  • noun United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)
    Maurice Barrymore; Barrymore.

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james_neville_mason

  • noun English film actor (1909-1984)
    James Mason; Mason.

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joseph_francis_keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Keaton; Buster Keaton.

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bit

  • noun a small piece or quantity of something
    spot.
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    fleck; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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lady

  • noun a polite name for any woman
    • a nice lady at the library helped me
  • noun a woman of refinement
    gentlewoman; madam; ma'am; dame.
    • a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady

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supernumerary

  • noun a person serving no apparent function
    • reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries
  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; extra.

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james_dean

  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Byron Dean; Dean.

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performing

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; playacting; playing.
  • verb carry out or perform an action
    perform; do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance

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george_orson_welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Welles; Orson Welles.

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guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Sir Alec Guinness; Alec Guinness.
  • noun a kind of bitter stout

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west

  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.
  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.

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mason

  • noun American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)
    George Mason.
  • noun English film actor (1909-1984)
    James Neville Mason; James Mason.

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gary_cooper

  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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lee

  • noun United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
    Spike Lee; Shelton Jackson Lee.
  • noun United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    Rose Louise Hovick; Gypsy Rose Lee.

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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pantomimist

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimer; mummer; mime; mimer.

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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anthony_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins; Sir Anthony Hopkins; Hopkins.

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anna_amalia_mercouri

  • noun Greek film actress (1925-1994)
    Mercouri; Melina Mercouri.

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lady_peel

  • noun British actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
    Lillie; Beatrice Lillie.

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henry_fonda

  • noun United States film actor (1905-1982)
    Fonda.

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davis

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; John Davys; John Davis.
  • noun United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
    Stuart Davis.

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sarah_kemble_siddons

  • noun English actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831)
    Siddons; Sarah Siddons.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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taylor

  • noun United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
    Deems Taylor; Joseph Deems Taylor.
  • noun United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)
    Elizabeth Taylor.

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leigh

  • noun English film actress (1913-1967)
    Vivien Leigh.

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drama

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    dramatic play; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    dramatic event.

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carrier

  • noun someone whose employment involves carrying something
    toter; bearer.
    • the bonds were transmitted by carrier
  • noun a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
    • refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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lynn_fontanne

  • noun United States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983)
    Fontanne.

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allen_stewart_konigsberg

  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Allen; Woody Allen.

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john_wilkes_booth

  • noun United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
    Booth.

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cornell

  • noun United States actress noted for her performances in Broadway plays (1893-1974)
    Katherine Cornell.
  • noun United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
    Ezra Cornell.

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gloria_swanson

  • noun United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)
    Gloria May Josephine Svensson; Swanson.

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comedienne

  • noun a female actor in a comedy
  • noun a female comedian

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dudley_stuart_john_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Moore; Moore.

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boris_karloff

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
    William Henry Pratt; Karloff.

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john_uhler

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    Lemmon; Jack Lemmon.

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mae_west

  • noun United States film actress (1892-1980)
    West.
  • noun an inflatable life jacket
    air jacket.

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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katharine_hepburn

  • noun United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)
    Katharine Houghton Hepburn; Hepburn.

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lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Saint Lawrence; Laurentius.
  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    Thomas Edward Lawrence; T. E. Lawrence; Lawrence of Arabia.

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duse

  • noun Italian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924)
    Eleonora Duse.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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nazimova

  • noun United States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945)
    Alla Nazimova.

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dietrich

  • noun United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
    Maria Magdalene von Losch; Marlene Dietrich.

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james_maitland_stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    Jimmy Stewart; Stewart.

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sir_anthony_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Anthony Hopkins; Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins; Hopkins.

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alfred_lunt

  • noun United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
    Lunt.

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stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    Jimmy Stewart; James Maitland Stewart.
  • noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
    Dugald Stewart.

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scene-stealer

  • noun an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene
    • babies are natural scene-stealers

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ethel_barrymore

  • noun United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959)
    Barrymore.

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paul_leonard_newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Newman; Paul Newman.

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lee_yuen_kam

  • noun United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
    Lee; Bruce Lee.

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francis_albert_sinatra

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
    Sinatra; Frank Sinatra.

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bela_ferenc_blasko

  • noun United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
    Lugosi; Bela Lugosi.

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tandy

  • noun United States actress (born in England) who made many stage appearances, often with her husband Hume Cronyn (1909-1994)
    Jessica Tandy.

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bela_lugosi

  • noun United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
    Lugosi; Bela Ferenc Blasko.

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crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Bing Crosby; Harry Lillis Crosby.

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shirley_temple

  • noun popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
    Shirley Temple Black; Black.

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siddons

  • noun English actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831)
    Sarah Kemble Siddons; Sarah Siddons.

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sarah_bernhardt

  • noun French actress (1844-1923)
    Bernhardt; Henriette Rosine Bernard.

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mercouri

  • noun Greek film actress (1925-1994)
    Melina Mercouri; Anna Amalia Mercouri.

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moira_shearer

  • noun Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
    Shearer.

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peter_lorre

  • noun United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
    Lorre; Laszlo Lowestein.

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hume_blake_cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Cronyn; Cronyn.

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tragedian

  • noun a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies
  • noun an actor who specializes in tragic roles

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film

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    celluloid; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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gladys_smith

  • noun United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)
    Pickford; Mary Pickford.

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marilyn_monroe

  • noun United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
    Norma Jean Baker; Monroe.

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strasberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Israel Strassberg; Lee Strasberg.

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garland

  • noun United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
    Judy Garland.
  • noun a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)

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greta_louisa_gustafsson

  • noun United States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990)
    Garbo; Greta Garbo.

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gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Arthur John Gielgud; Sir John Gielgud.

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actor

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; histrion.
  • noun a person who acts and gets things done
    doer; worker.
    • he's a principal actor in this affair
    • when you want something done get a doer
    • he's a miracle worker

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john_wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; Duke Wayne.

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upstage

  • noun the rear part of the stage
  • verb treat snobbishly, put in one's place

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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gish

  • noun United States film actress who appeared in films by D. W. Griffith (1896-1993)
    Lillian Gish.

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tracy

  • noun United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
    Spencer Tracy.

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pantomime

  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    mime; dumb show.
  • verb act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
    mime.
    • The acting students mimed eating an apple

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bette_davis

  • noun United States film actress (1908-1989)
    Davis.

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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edward_goldenberg_robinson

  • noun United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
    Edward G. Robinson; Robinson.

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mitchum

  • noun United States film actor (1917-1997)
    Robert Mitchum.

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robert_de_niro

  • noun United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
    De Niro.

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bankhead

  • noun uninhibited United States actress (1903-1968)
    Tallulah Bankhead.

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playacting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; performing; playing.
  • verb perform on a stage or theater
    play; playact; roleplay; act.
    • She acts in this play
    • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
    • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

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langtry

  • noun British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
    Emilie Charlotte le Breton; Jersey Lillie; Lillie Langtry.

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mimic

  • noun someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
    mimicker.
  • verb imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
    mime.
    • The actor mimicked the President very accurately

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scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    George C. Scott.
  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Robert Falcon Scott.

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bogart

  • noun United States film actor (1899-1957)
    Humphrey DeForest Bogart; Humphrey Bogart.

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humphrey_bogart

  • noun United States film actor (1899-1957)
    Humphrey DeForest Bogart; Bogart.

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streep

  • noun United States film actress (born in 1949)
    Meryl Streep.

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sir_laurence_kerr_olivier

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Baron Olivier of Birghton; Laurence Olivier; Olivier.

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