a leading actor who produces and usually stars in their own productions: Sir Henry Irving was one of the first actor-managers.
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How to use actor-manager in a sentence
Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.
It is here that the teaching of the critic comes in, with the flair of the actor-manager.The English Stage | Augustin Filon
I don't suppose any actor-manager has ever played so many parts before in one evening.
John Rich, the successful actor-manager, was also commissioned to prepare various stage performances.Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia | William Hayman Cummings
It was started by Mr. Benjamin Webster, the accomplished actor manager, in 1853.
Sir Chester Portwood was an actor-manager who had made his reputation in light comedy of the tea-cup school.Jill the Reckless | P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse