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 Ray – The Belle of New York – The Era – Saturday 12th January 1901



 Her Majesty’s Theatre. – Managing-Director, Mr Robert Arthur; Acting -Manager, Mr John Cavanah. – The Belle of New York, which is presented this week, is received with enthusiasm. Mr Arthur Ricketts’s impersonation of Iohabod Bronson stands out prominently, and shows himself a vocalist as well as comedian of the first order. Mr Charles Gervase is highly successful as Barry Bronson, and Mr. P. H. Gardner’s “polite lunatic” is most amusing. Miss Daisy Semon makes charming Violet Gray; Miss Nellie Bowman sings and acts admirably as Fifi Fricot; and Miss Ellaline Gryce has a most suitable part in the handsome Cora Angelique. Miss Bessie Ray (Mamie Claney) is an expert and graceful danseuse, and she and her partner, Mr William Pringle (Blinky Bill), are heartily applauded. Mr Tom Carling is an ideal Doc Snifkins, Mr James R. La Fane acts amusingly as Kenneth Mugg, and Messrs Clayton and Gifford create much hilarity by their portraiture of the peculiar Portuguese.


The Era Saturday – 12th January 1901


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