- a leading actor who produces and usually stars in his or her own productions: Sir Henry Irving was one of the first actor-managers.
Origin of actor-manager
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for actor-manager
Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.Spending a Day With Peter O’Toole
December 16, 2013
Mr. Bourchier is an actor-manager of much talk and self-importance.
The English actor-manager was a wise man in his London generation.
It is here that the teaching of the critic comes in, with the flair of the actor-manager.The English Stage
Through the canvas he felt the stern gaze of the actor-manager.
Not knowing this, the actor-manager paid him ninepence a night.