from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small or insignificant role, as in a play or movie, usually having a few spoken lines.
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- n. A minor role, generally not assigned a name.
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- n. a small role
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He already had the perfect host picked out for her: an obscure blond actress who had played a bit part in Don Incubus, Demon P.I. Alas, that particular picture, the final “masterpiece” in the dubious oeuvre of the late Curtis Peck, had gone straight to DVD, but Sterling had a much bigger role in store for the aspiring starlet.
EARLY 1947 Marilyn is given a bit part in Scudda Hoo!