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  • n  (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets

  • By 1918 he was Hollywood's most popular male actor, outranking Charlie Chaplin; the top female was Mary Pickford, the cagey gamin called America's Sweetheart.
  • Mort Sahl heard the records, took a look at gamin-faced Joanie, signed her up to accompany him on a 35-city concert tour.
  • Maurice Chevalier, though 67 and thicker of waist, can be as debonair, as gamin, as boulevardier as ever.
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  • Audrey Hepburn's 1953 'Roman Holiday' an enchanting fairy tale
    Oscar Archives: William Wyler's 1953 Cinderella-esque comedy made Audrey Hepburn an overnight sensation and launched a new fashion trend for the gamin young star's hair and chic clothes. William Wyler's enchanting 1953 Cinderella-esque comedy, "Roman Holiday," made Audrey Hepburn an overnight sensation. She not only won the Academy Award for best actress but she also received a Golden Globe, a ...
    Dec. 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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