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A cast member is:

Etymology

The word cast comes from the Old English word ' casten ' or ' kasta '(c.1230), to throw in, to consider, plot, imagine, and design.[2][3]. This ultimately led to its meaning when referring to a "group of actors in a play" (c.1631).[4]

References

  1. ^ McGill, Douglas C. (1989-08-27). "A 'Mickey Mouse' Class - For Real". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DEFDF123FF934A1575BC0A96F948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all. Retrieved 2008-02-22. "At Disney, employees are called 'cast members,'..."  
  2. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
  3. ^ Skeat, Walter W.; Mayhew, Anthony (2005). A Concise Dictionary of Middle English: From A. D. 1150 To 1580. R. A. Sites Books. ISBN 0979871255. http://books.google.com/books?id=Nrx4ESrBgNwC&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=dictionary+casten&source=web&ots=84zI2hZ1Fx&sig=XIeekkMJ2T6H2xwPNMq7Z5bZE38. Retrieved 2007-10-04.  
  4. ^ "v. Cast". Online Etymology Dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cast. Retrieved 2008-02-22.  

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