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Meaning of actor-manager

ac•tor-man•ag•er

Pronunciation: (ak'tur-man'u-jur), [key]
— n.
  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.
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