Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July 1914


Musical Comedy Actress’s Divorce.


Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane in Divorce Court yesterday pronounced a decree nisi dissolving the marriage of Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, musical comedy actress, on the ground of the desertion and misconduct of her husband, Mr. Eric Loder.

The respondent entered no defence. The case was heard in a crowded court.

Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said the marriage took pace in May, 1912, at Windsor. The respondent left his wife in the following February. A decree of restitution of conjugal rights was granted on March 14th this year, but this had not been complied with. Mr. Loder was watched, and on May 1st last he wee seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, where be stayed the night with a lady.

The petitioner, attired in a blue dress and wearing a blue straw hat trimmed with white, the witness box and gave evidence in subdued tones and with emotion.

She said there was no child of the marriage. When her husband her she wrote letters to him, but as he not return she obtained a decree of restitution, which he had not obeyed.

She then instructed her solicitors to have him watched, and the present proceedings were the result.

As soon as she had given her evidence Mrs. Loder left the court with her solicitor before the case had finished.

The decree was pronounced in her absence.


Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July1914




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