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 – “Wooing of Pierrette” – The Daily Mirror – Saturday 10th July 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – The Little Harlequin – Betty – 1916

 

Miss Ray in harlequin costume, featured on the song sheet cover of “The Little Harlequin,” composed by Fred. J. Blackman, with words by Percy Greenbank.
(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1915; song sheet published by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew Ltd., 16 Mortimer Street, London, W., copyright 1916)

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Betty – The Graphic – 1915

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 25th March 1905

 

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 470 K)

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Gabrielle Ray – Engagement – The Daily Mirror – Wednesday 10th January 1912

 

ENGAGEMENT OF MISS GABRIELLE RAY

 TO MARRY THE NEPHEW OF A BARONET

 

The engagement was announced yesterday in Paris of Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical

comedy actress, who is one of the daintiest dancers on the English stage. Her future

husband is Mr. Eric Loder, a nephew of Sir Edmund Giles Loder, Bart.

 

 

The Daily Mirror – Wednesday 10th January 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – Robin Hood – Sunday Illustrated – Sunday 11th December 1921

 

PANTOMIME JOYS FOR THE CHRISTMASTIDE

 PROVINCIAL PLAYS.

In the provinces, the Christmas plays are:- “The Gipsy Princess,” at the Court, Liverpool; “Dick Whittington” with Daisy Wood, Bruce Green and George Bass, at the Newcastle Hippodrome; “Cinderella” at the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield, and the Princes, Bradford; “Sindbad the Sailor,” at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, and Sheffield. Miss Gabrielle Ray is the star in “Robin Hood” at the King’s Edinburgh; and Will Fyffe is booked for “Robinson Crusoe” at the Glasgow Theatre Royal.

 

Sunday Illustrated – Sunday 11th December 1921

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Gabrielle Ray – See See – The Daily Mirror – Thursday 21st June 1906

“ SEE-SEE.”

Comic Opera in Place of Musical Comedy at the

Prince of Wales’s.

 

“See-See,” produced at the Prince of Wales’s Theatre last night, is fairly pretty, fairly amusing, fairly interesting, fairly well acted and sung.

A little more variety in the music, a better part for Mr. Huntley Wright, a larger number of smart sayings in Mr. Brookfield’s dialogue, would help it on a great deal. No doubt Mr. Edwardes will supply all these deficiencies without delay. Then the piece will be a capital entertainment.

Miss Denise Orme is a tuneful See-See, and Miss Gabrielle Ray a pretty boy servant.

 

The Daily Mirror  Thursday 21st June 1906

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Flying Colours – 4th December 1916

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Daily Mirror – Saturday 26th July 1913

MISS GABRIELLE RAY’S ACTION AGAINST HER HUSBAND.

 

 Mrs. Eric Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray whose suit for restitution of conjugal rights will be heard next week.

Portrait, Mr. Loder. – (Rita Martin.)

 

The Daily Mirror – Saturday 26th July 1913

The Sketch – 6th March 1912 (Marriage)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Lancashire Daily Post – Tuesday 27th July 1920

 

PRESTON AMUSEMENTS.

 

EMPIRE THEATRE,– Theatregoers everywhere were delighted when, some time ago, Miss Gabrielle Ray, one the most photographed actresses of her day, decided to return to the footlights. Prestonians readily recall this musical comedy queen’s past successes, but this week they have an opportunity of seeing her in a new role. Miss Ray has bridged the gulf between play and vaudeville – if it can be said to have been crossed – in an unusual manner, as her dancing and vocal scenes, in which she is assisted by Mr. Leslie Barker, himself a delightful exponent of the terpsichore, could easily be made to “fit in” almost any modem musical comedy or light opera. Beautifully put on, each contribution provides Miss Ray with excellent opportunities of revealing the stately grace and winsomeness of manner as well as the vocal merit which made her famous on the other stage. Also figuring prominently in the bill is Vasco, whose right to the description as the world’s greatest instrumentalist seems to be justified in a numerical sense least. His eccentricities as a musician are given full play in the literal sense, though, as he employs over a score instruments – and plays all of them well. Jay Whidden, the well-known violinist, plays all manner of entertaining tunes, and sings well. Kiddy Kennedy, one of the cleverest girl juvenile songsters ever seen in Preston, possesses a distinctiveness of style that many a grown-up could not equal, and her enunciation is uncommonly good. Bert Terrell’s well-known Dutch humour in song and story, the clever comedy speciality of Iizuka and partner, and Ray Wallace’s well-varied songs the piano make up pleasing show.

The Lancashire Daily Post – Tuesday 27th July 1920

 

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Barbara Deane – Basil Loder – Marriage Certificate – 8th January 1908

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