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?'

Betty – The Stage – 1915

Betty – Daly’s Theatre – 1915

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Betty – The Sketch – 1915

Betty - The Sketch - 24th November 1915

 

Harlequin! Miss Gabrielle Ray as Estelle in “Betty,” at Daly’s.

 Miss Gabrielle Ray has returned to the footlights at Daly’s, where she achieved so many earlier triumphs, and now takes the part of Estelle in “Betty.” An additional number is assigned to her – a harlequin Dance. Needless to say, it suits so chic a danseuse, whose charming coquetry is set off with added attractiveness by her fascinating costume. Miss Gabrielle Ray has received the warmest possible greetings from her innumerable admirers.

The Sketch, 24th November 1915

“Betty” marked the return of Miss Ray to the theatre after her divorce from Eric Loder.

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Betty – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 1915

Betty - The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News -  6th November 1915

“Betty” – This was another cheerful entertainment which desired last week to call attention to the fact that it had discovered something new, and intended to start its career all over again. The something new was Miss Gabrielle Ray, back again after years of absence from the stage; still splendidly courageous in her attempts to sing with so astonishingly small a voice to work with, but distinctly improved in her dancing, and altogether a more mature young person and more sure of herself than I ever recollect her to have been. She had a great welcome, and will obviously step back easily into the proud position of a popular favourite.

The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 6th November 1915

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Betty – The Daily Mirror – 1915

Betty - Daily Mirror - Monday 27 September 1915

“Gabrielle”

I hear that there is to be another interesting return to the stage. This time it is Miss Gabrielle Ray. She is to take up the part of Estelle in “Betty” in about a fortnight’s tome, as Miss Mable Sealby is leaving to rehearse for the new play at the Adelphi. Not so very long ago Miss Ray was the picture postcard favourite. One form alone sold over 10,000,000 of them. She made her name in “The Belle of New York” when it was on tour in 1899, and she reached the zenith of her popularity in the scene at Maxim’s of “The Merry Widow.”

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Betty – The Tatler – 1915

Gabrielle Ray has returned far more vital and alive than when she went away. She puts into her work a flair and a go which was never there in her former Gaiety days. And, if anything, she is more bewitching to look at than ever In the dainty, rather meaningless, dancing of musical-comedy she is still unapproached. Altogether her art has taken a new lease of v life, and Betty will certainly profit by her coming.

The Tatler, 10th November 1915

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Gabrielle Ray – The Tatler – 1915

Gabrielle Ray - The Tatler - 1st December 1915

Returns.

And as the war seems to have brought back to the stage a kind of rejuvenation of simple, irresponsible things, so, too, it has brought back old favourites whom the playgoing world adored years – well, the days of peace do seem like years and years ago. Lily Elsie in Mavourneen shows us that she is just as adorably sweet and dainty as ever; and Gabrielle Ray in Betty proves once more that, in spite of the strenuous style of the successful American revue artist, her kind of spoilt-child, wayward, careless, but distinctly personal charm is just as potent as ever.

The Tatler, 1st December 1915

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Betty – The Graphic – 1915

Betty - The Graphic - 6th November 1915

“Betty”

The return of Miss Gabrielle ray to the stage gives a new interest to “Betty” at Daly’s, where she plays Estelle. She has lost none of her old charm in her retirement from public life. Mr. Donald Calthorp still plays the wayward young earl, and in Mr. Huntley’s absence Mr. Tom Walls as Lord Playne, gets many a laugh with his droll drawl. The title-role of “Betty” remains in the charming keeping of Miss Barnes.

The Graphic, 6th November 1915

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Betty – The Sketch – 1915

Betty - The Sketch - 20th October 1915

A MUSICAL-COMEDY FAVOURITE RETURNING TO THE STATE A “SKETCH” INTERVIEW WITH MISS GABRIELLE RAY

The Sketch 20th October 1915

It was announced recently that Miss Gabrielle Ray, that popular musical-comedy actress and dancer, had decided to return to the scene of her former triumphs, the London stage. London, naturally, was very glad to hear the news. Miss Ray is due to appear on Wednesday of this week (October 20) in Betty at Daly s, whose highly successful run gives no sign of flagging. Her new part is that of Estelle the Court dressmaker’s head model, hitherto played by Miss Mabel Sealby. The latter, it may be mentioned, is joining the cast of the new piece at the Adelphi. Several new numbers are being introduced into “Betty,” along with Miss Gabrielle Ray’s appearance in the piece. Our readers will recall that she retired from the stage at the end of 1911. In a recent interview she said “Going back to Daly’s Theatre is almost like returning home after a long absence. The risk that I may be forgotten makes me nervous, but I have not forgotten the theatre, and I have not forgotten how to dance.”– [Photographs exclusive to The Sketch.” by Foulsham & Banfield Ltd.]

Unfortunately the page isn’t complete but the pictures in the article are as follows;

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary A.1103 – 4)

“A Naiad-like attitude. Miss Ray in a rural retreat.”

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary A.1104-4)

“I have not forgotten how to dance.”

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary A 296 – 1)

“The face at the window.”

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary B.66-1)

“Types of English beauty: Miss Ray and a very handsome friend.”

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary B.65-1)

“Crossing the brook”

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Betty – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 1915

Betty - The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - Saturday 4th December 1915

Miss Gabrielle Ray is here shown as Estelle in Betty at Daly’s Theatre. Estelle was formerly played by Miss Mabel Sealby. Miss Florence Smithson, who was for so long the “Beauty” at Drury Lane Theatre, is returning there on Boxing Day for the new pantomime, “Puss in Hoots.” Miss Marie Blanche was recently acting in “All Scotch” at the Apollo Theatre, and is now appearing in “Samples” the new revue at the Playhouse.

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Betty – The Sketch – 1915

Betty - The Sketch - 10th November 1915

This week it was all musico-dramatic work. The first event was the return to the stage of Miss Gabrielle Ray, who appeared in “Betty,” at Daly’s Theatre, and took the part formerly played by Miss Mabel Sealby– not a very heavy part, perhaps. For the occasion there were new songs, dances, and dresses. Miss Ray has lost none of her charm and skill during her absence from the theatre, and it is almost needless to say her characteristic performance was received with genuine enthusiasm. This is not the only change in “Betty,” for Mr. Lauri de Frece now represents Achille Yotte, and Mr. Tom Walls appears in the place of Mr. G. P. Huntley. I am not going to draw anv comparisons, for, as we all know, comparisons are dangerous to those who make them. The methods of the newcomers differ no little from those of the old, but the result is the same hearty laughter. Who, then, shall say which is the better method Betty herself is still the original Betty that is to say, Miss Winifred Barnes, who is quite delightful and almost irreplaceable quite, so far as I know. And the company still contains the two recruits from the legitimate, Mr. C. M. Lowne and Mr. Donald Calthrop, whose skilful work is of great value.

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