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Niven

/ (ˈnɪvən) /
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David. 1909–83, British film actor and author. His films include The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Casino Royale (1967), and Paper Tiger (1975). He wrote the autobiographical The Moon's a Balloon (1972) and Bring on the Empty Horses (1975)

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