Entertainers

Gaetan Vestris
Italian dancing-master for Louis XVI who was considered the greatest dancer of his day; he was the first to discard the mask in mime (1729-1808)
 
choirboy
a boy who sings in a choir
 
thrush
a woman who sings popular songs
 
Katharine Houghton Hepburn
United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)
 
George Harrison
English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
 
Arthur Rubinstein
United States pianist (born in Poland) known for his interpretations of the music of Chopin (1886-1982)
 
Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm
English writer and caricaturist (1872-1956)
 
executant
a performer (usually of musical works)
 
syncopator
a musician who plays syncopated jazz music (usually in a dance band)
 
leading lady
actress who plays the leading female role
 
Francois Rabelais
author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
 
Dame Alice Ellen Terry
English actress (1847-1928)
 
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
 
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
 
diva
a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
 
Vladimir Horowitz
Russian concert pianist who was a leading international virtuoso (1904-1989)
 
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
 
James Grover Thurber
United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
 
Charles Edward Berry
United States rock singer (born in 1931)
 
Alfred Lunt
United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
 
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