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?'

Bessie / Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – The Richmond Herald – Saturday 14th December 1901

Miss Bessie Ray, with whose performance as a child in pantomime all Richmond was delighted is a big girl now and has taken unto herself the name of Gabrielle as a Christian appellation in place of the homely Bessie. As a rule, artistes who achieve any success stick to the name associated with their success to the end of their days. Miss Ray, however, has chosen to do otherwise, and who shall question the right of so saucy a damsel to please herself. There is one thing the young lady appears to be conservative about, and that is her wearing apparel – for Gabrielle’s frocks in “The Casino Girl” must surely have been made for Bessie when Bessie was a very little girl.

The Richmond Herald Saturday – 14th December 1901


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