Crossword Genius

Croat turned performer (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

actor

'performer' is the definition.
(actor is a kind of performer)

'croat turned' is the wordplay.
'turned' indicates an anagram.
'croat' anagrammed gives 'ACTOR'.

(Other definitions for actor that I've seen before include "Film star" , "Performer in drama" , "Cruise maybe" , "Luvvy" , "one to take on roles" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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