actor-manager

[ak-ter-man-uh-jer]
noun
  1. 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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Contemporary Examples of actor-manager

  • Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.

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    Spending a Day With Peter O’Toole

    Malcolm Jones

    December 16, 2013

Historical Examples of actor-manager