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Synonyms for pantomimist

an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

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The manner the pantomimist is portrayed in is magnificent.
The pantomimist Jean Baptiste Gaspard Deburam took on the character in the early 19th century and created a sad, pathetic clown whose melancholy has remained part of the tradition.
Each one supports the other with voice and body, as if, as pantomimist and first tragedian, they serve complementary roles, exist as parts rather than wholes and must share the stage, gracefully retreating in time when their lines have been uttered.
George Washington Lafayette Fox, the celebrated clown and pantomimist, made his New York City debut.
Born in England, this extraordinary pantomimist made his screen debut in the United States with the Keystone Film Co.
In a statement, Reiner called Caesar ''inarguably the greatest pantomimist, monologist and single sketch comedian who ever worked in television,'' adding that the actor-comedian was a great flame who attracted ''all the comedy moths'' including Brooks and Simon.
A very active intelligence often makes a child an excellent pantomimist, and its resources in this way render the exercise of speech superfluous to a later age than that to which it would have been deferred with a child of slower intellect.
In 'Questions of Travel' she writes: 'but surely it would have been a pity / not to have seen the trees along this road, / really exaggerated in their beauty / not to have seen them gesturing / like noble pantomimists, robed in pink.