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ACTOR, practice. 1. A plaintiff or complainant. 2. He on whom the burden of proof lies. In actions of replevin both parties are said to be actors. The proctor or advocate in the courts of the civil law, was called actor.

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In the past, the building has served as home to several famous people, including the film actress Grace Kelly.
This book in the popular series takes Sammy to Hollywood to be with her mother, an aspiring film actress. It feels like a real shift, with Sammy in a whole new place and surrounded by many new characters.
A blistering satire of modern Hollywood, the novel is also a full-on ghost story: Pickett selects as his hiding place the remote estate of a once-famous silent film actress with a taste for sexual sadism (among other things), and it turns out she's still haunting the place along with a cabal of the ghosts of old movie stars.
Popular Japanese television and film actress Norika Fujiwara said Wednesday she will star in a Hong Kong action movie to be released on Christmas this year.
Summary: Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 15 (ANI): Film actress and Rampur BJP candidate Jaya Prada on Monday said Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan should not be allowed to contest the ensuing elections, adding that his "vulgar remarks" will not deter her from contesting polls from Rampur.
Also nominated are film actress Cynthia Erivo, Irish actor Barry Keoghan and American rapper and actor Lakeith Stanfield.
Aown Chaudhry,a Lahore-based businessman and former husband of film actress Noor, has a ubiquitous presence in all of Khan's activities and is often seen standing behind the PTI leader during press briefings or sitting with him.
Pakistani film actress Meera has requested the Hollywood to consider her instead of Priyanka Chopra.
LAHORE -- Pakistani film actress Meera has been declared as wife of Attiq-ur-Rehman after nine years today in a dual-nikkah case by family court.
Indian film actress Kareena Kapoor Khan unveiling the latest collection from Malabar Gold & Diamonds.
BORN GREAT Garbo, US film actress, 1905, above JAMES Gandolfini, US TV actor, 1961 LANCE Armstrong, US cyclist, 1971 DIED RUSS Meyer, US film director, 2004 DOMITIAN, Roman Emperor, AD96 LOUIS VII, King of France, 1180
FILM actress Sophia Myles was spotted taking a well-earned break from a busy day of filming in Liverpool, admiring the city's architectural charms.