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The earliest known use of the term character actor is from the 9 November 1883 edition of The Stage, which defined it as “one who portrays individualities and eccentricities, as opposed to the legitimate actor who […] endeavours to create the rôle as limned by the author”.
See also[edit source | edit]
Further reading[edit source | edit]
- Quinlan, David (1995). Quinlan’s Illustrated Directory of Film Character Actors. USA: Batsford Press. ISBN 0713470402.
- Voisin, Scott (2009). Character Kings: Hollywood’s Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting. BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-342-5.
References[edit source | edit]
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., character, n., 19.
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