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 – Engagement – Huddersfield Daily Examiner – Thursday 11th January 1912





On Wednesday news can from Paris that Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well known musical comedy actress, had become engaged to Mr. Eric Loder, son of Mr. Alfred Loder, and nephew of Major Eustace Loder.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, who is now a little over 26 years of age, made her first appearance on the stage at the Princess’s Theatre in Oxford Street, as the child Geraldine, in the famous old play “Green Bushes.” She subsequently acted the part of the little girl Adrienne in “Proof,” and the hero’s child Cissie in “The Silver King.”

It was not until 1902 that she came under the management of Mr. George Edwardes, who engaged her to understudy Miss Gertie Millar as Cora in “The Toreador,” a part she played in public on many occasions. Miss Ray afterwards succeeded Miss Letty Lind as Ellen in “The Girl from Kay’s,” the “Owen Hall” musical comedy which gained an expensive advertisement through an action brought by Jays, of Regent Street, to restrain Mr. George Edwardes from producing the piece as “The Girl from Jay’s.” Other parts in connection with which Mr. Eric Loder’s fiancée will be remembered, were Thisbe in “The Orchid,” Lady Dorothy Congress in “The Little Cherub,” and So-Hie in “See-See,” at Daly’s. Miss Gabrielle Ray was also one of the many “Merry Widows” engaged by Mr. George Edwardes to take the place of Miss Lily Elsie.


Huddersfield Daily Examiner – Thursday 11th January 1912


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