actor-manager

[ ak-ter-man-uh-jer ]

noun
  1. a leading actor who produces and usually stars in their own productions: Sir Henry Irving was one of the first actor-managers.

Origin of actor-manager

1
First recorded in 1860–65

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How to use actor-manager in a sentence

  • 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