Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.
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 English actor-manager was a wise man in his London generation.
I commend Sir Herbert Tree's obvious desire to do his duty as an actor-manager and a patriot.
Mr. Bourchier is an actor-manager of much talk and self-importance.
This is going to be the longest speech ever made by an actor-manager, and you mustn't miss a moment of it.
It is here that the teaching of the critic comes in, with the flair of the actor-manager.
Sinister combination for a poor devil of an actor-manager—author and agent.
Lady Prattler (a confirmed first-nighter, to actor-manager).
Through the canvas he felt the stern gaze of the actor-manager.