a leading actor who produces and usually stars in his or her own productions:
Sir Henry Irving was one of the first actor-managers.
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 Malcolm Jones December 15, 2013
Nor is it left to an actor—unless he be the star or actor-manager—to remain popular by being tame and pretty in every part.
The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2) Harry Furniss
The English actor-manager was a wise man in his London generation.
Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 3, October, 1905 Various
I commend Sir Herbert Tree’s obvious desire to do his duty as an actor-manager and a patriot.
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 25, 1914 Various
Mr. Bourchier is an actor-manager of much talk and self-importance.
Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 2, September, 1905 Various
This is going to be the longest speech ever made by an actor-manager, and you mustn’t miss a moment of it.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, January 7, 1914 Various
It is here that the teaching of the critic comes in, with the flair of the actor-manager.
The English Stage Augustin Filon
Sinister combination for a poor devil of an actor-manager—author and agent.
The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
Lady Prattler (a confirmed first-nighter, to actor-manager).
English Society George Du Maurier
Through the canvas he felt the stern gaze of the actor-manager.
The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
(of a role or script) effective even if poorly acted.
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exaggeratedly theatrical; affected: a stagy, actorish voice.