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acting the occupation or profession of an actor. [1/5 definitions]
artiste an artist, esp. a public performer such as a singer, dancer, or actor. [1/2 definitions]
audition a trial performance by an actor, musician, or dancer. [1/5 definitions]
blackface theatrical make-up used to burlesque a black character, as in a minstrel show, or an actor playing such a character. [1/2 definitions]
cameo a minor role played by a prominent actor or actress in a single scene of a film. [1/3 definitions]
cast to choose (an actor) for a role in a play or film. [1/18 definitions]
character actor an actor who specializes in supporting roles, esp. in the portrayal of eccentric or distinctive characters.
Charles Chaplin an English-born actor, director, and producer, esp. of U.S. films (b.1889--d.1977).
coactor combined form of actor.
comedian an actor or writer of comic works. [1/3 definitions]
exit in theater, the departure of an actor from the stage. [1/7 definitions]
feature of a film or play, to present (an actor or actors) in a prominent role or roles. [1/9 definitions]
ham2 an actor who calls attention to himself or herself by overacting. [1/3 definitions]
mime an actor who practices this art. [1/6 definitions]
mimic an actor who performs mime. [1/8 definitions]
miscue in the theater, to give an incorrect stage cue to (an actor). [1/6 definitions]
monologue in drama, a speech performed by an actor alone or as if alone on the stage; soliloquy. [1/2 definitions]
movie star a movie actor who has attained celebrity and usu. plays lead roles in movies.
nonactor combined form of actor.
Oprah Winfrey influential U.S. talk-show host, actor, philanthropist, and reputedly the first African-American woman billionaire (b.1954).
Orson Welles U.S. actor, screenwriter, producer, and critically acclaimed motion picture director who first gained national recognition for his role in the 1938 radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel, The War of the Worlds (b.1915--d.1985).