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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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Therefore, it is appropriate that the first Nijinsky Awards should be presented here, and lavishly presented under the patronage of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, daughter of the American movie actress Grace Kelly and Monaco's Prince Rainier III.
After leading a wild private life for years, the movie actress had been sharply advised by her studio to "clean up" her reputation for the sake of the box office.
The first lady to fly in the plane was the top movie actress of the day, Mary Miles Minter.
In this fictionalized version of her life, Lawrence is discovered still alive in a nursing home in Buffalo, She's 106 years old and full of stories about her days as a child star and movie actress, But she'd rather not talk about the body buried in her grave or why she may have faked her own suicide more than half a century before, Both filmmaker Ben Sheehan and his twin brother, Richard, a gay freelance writer, hope to be the first to untangle Lawrence's life story, and their rivalry provides a cool counterpoint to her mesmerizing memories,
However, the organization was purchased by a movie actress who was jailed for her financial handling of the group, according to Bellini.
Cambodian movie actress Piseth Pilika died at a Phnom Penh hospital Tuesday following last week's gun attack against her and her 7-year-old niece while shopping.
At the front of the pack were movie actress Juliette Lewis ("Natural Born Killers"); celebrity daughter Lisa Marie Presley; and rapper Doug E.
But the venue got more than it bargained for last fall when it put movie actress Tilda Swinton on show and over 21,000 people, including several national news crews, turned up in a single week.
KathNiel fans rejoiced when Kathryn Bernardo of the love team bagged her first-ever Movie Actress of the Year trophy from the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies a few days ago.