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 – Dundee Courier – Tuesday 29th July 1913

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Gabrielle Ray – The Sketch – 29th July 1914 (Divorce)

Gabrielle Ray - The Sketch - 29th July 1914 (Divorce)

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Gabrielle Ray – Dundee People’s Journal – 1914

Miss Gabrielle Ray Deserted

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Well known actress gets divorced

The London Divorce Court was crowded when the suit of Miss Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder, for the dissolution of her marriage with her husband, Mr Eric Loder, was heard before Mr Justice Bargrave Deane. The petitioner is the well known musical comedy actress, Miss Gabrielle Ray, and Mr Loder did not put in a defence. A restitution decree was granted to Mrs Loder in July last by Mr Justice Bucknell. Mr Justice Bargrave Deane now pronounced a decree nisi for the dissolution of the marriage.

The petitioner was represented by Mr Barnard, K.C; in front of whom she sat whilst he was briefly outlining her case.

Mr Barnard said the petitioner was married in May 1912 at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor to Mr Raymond Loder. They lived together down till February 1913, when Mrs Loder’s husband left her. The result was that the wife communicated with him, and on the 14th of March 1913 she presented a petition for the restitution of conjugal rights. In that suit the whole of the facts were gone into, and letters were read, and a decree of restitution was granted. The decree was served on the 31st of July 1913, but the husband had not complied.

Mr Loder Watched,

With regard to the misconduct, it appeared that Mr Loder was watched during April, and on the night of the 1st May he was watched.

He was seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, with a lady, and he stayed at the hotel for the night. Detectives who followed him saw him go into the hotel and enter his name in the hotel register. The detectives tried to get a bedroom in the hotel, but they were unable to, and consequently they watched. They saw Mr Loder and the lady leave the hotel next morning, and from evidence which would be given there could be no doubt what took place between them. As regard the hotel, Mr Barnard added that an effort had been made to get information from the hotel, but so far the hotel had not given it. They had subpoenaed someone from the hotel.

Mrs Loder then entered the witness-box. She quickly ran up the steps to the box and gave her evidence in subdued tones. Occasionally there was a little emotion in her voice, but she was quite self-possessed during the short period she was answering the questions of her counsel.

Mr Barnard submitted to her the register of the Paddington hotel, and she identified the signature “Mr and Mrs Loder” as that of her husband. Soon afterwards and before the case had concluded, Mrs Loder, with her solicitor, left the Court.

Evidence was the given as to Mr Loder and a lady being at the Paddington hotel.

Mr Loder and a lady entered the hotel, and a witness said he followed them. He heard Mr Loder ask for a room, and saw him sign the hotel register.

His Lordship granted a decree nisi, with costs.

Dundee People’s Journal – Saturday 25 July 1914

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Divorce – The Daily Mirror – 1914

Divorce - The Daily Mirror - 23rd July 1914

Gabrielle Ray Seeking Divorce

Mrs. Eric Loder, better known as Gabrielle Ray, the Gaiety dancer, who is seeking a divorce. The case, it is expected, will be heard in a day or two. Mrs. Loder was known as “the picture postcard queen,” and is a much photographed beauty. In the circle her husband.

The Daily Mirror, 23rd July 1914

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Divorce – The Daily Mirror – 1914

Divorce - The Daily Mirror - 24th July 1914

Mrs. Eric Loder (Miss Gabrielle Ray) leaving the Law Courts.

No one could have blamed a Divorce Court Judge for becoming a hopeless cynic, as yesterday it was story after story of shattered ideals and of hopes which were unfulfilled. Many well-known people – including two Gaiety actresses – figured in the cases. They were Mrs. Eric Loder (Gabrielle Ray), who was granted a decree nisi, and Mrs.Dudley-Ward (Maidie Hope), who secured a restitution decree. A year ago Mr. Crawshay-Williams was co-respondent in a suit brought by Mr. Carr-Gomm, M.P Lady Affleck is the wife of Sir Robert Affleck, Bart., J.P. Mrs. Delphine Sassoon’s evidence was given in the Judge’s private room.

The Daily Mirror, Friday, 24th July 1914

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Back to Stage

The Bisbee Daily Review - 12th June 1913

Back to Stage.

Gabrielle Ray, Tired of Married Life, Returns to Footlights.

LONDON, June 11 – Special

Gabrielle Ray, idol of the stage-door Jonnies and reigning beauty of the British stage before she retired from the footlights to marry into a wealthy English family has grown tired of married life. Being just plain Mrs. Eric Loder doesn’t set well with her artistic temperament, and she has gone into the divorce courts to have her marital bonds unloosed.

It was not so long ago that Gabrielle Ray brought consternation and then happiness to young Loder first by keeping the bridegroom, the clergyman and the whole family waiting at the church in vain for her on the day set for the wedding, then by marrying him 24 hours later after he had given up hope. Since then the path of the young pair has not been smooth although young Loder is worth a cool $10,000,000 and has a big income. She has been yearning for the footlights again, for the applause and for the adulation that was hers before she tasted of married life.

As soon as she has secured her divorce Gabrielle Ray will return to the footlights again and once more lead in her train all the idle, gilded and noble youth of the United Kingdom.

The Bisbee Daily Review – 12th June 1913

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Gabrielle Ray – Daily Record – 1914

Gabrielle Ray - Daily Record - Friday 24 July 1914

Miss Gabrielle Ray Obtains Divorce.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress, who was granted sometime ago a restitution of conjugal rights, yesterday obtained divorce from her husband, Mr. Eric Loder.

 

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Babes in the Wood – Sheffield Evening Telegraph – 1919

Babes in the Wood - Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Monday 20 October 1919

Gabrielle Ray’s Stage Return.

It is announced that Miss Gabrielle Ray is to be the principle girl at the Prince’s Theatre, Bradford, at Christmas. Miss Ray was married on March 1, 1912, at Windsor, to Mr. Eric Raymond Loder, son of the late Mr. Alfred Loder and grandson of the late Sir Robert Loder, Bart. The marriage ended in the Divorce Courts in July of the following year when Mrs. Loder petitioned for restitution of conjugal rights. It was then disclosed that her husband had left her in the January previous and had not answered her appeal that he should return.

 

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Babes in the Wood – Yorkshire Evening Post – 1919

Babes in the Wood - Yorkshire Evening Post - Saturday 18 October 1919

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Gabrielle Ray – Birmingham Gazette – 1914

Gabrielle Ray - Birmingham Gazette - Thursday 23 July 1914

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