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?'

The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

 

Dramatic and Musical Gossip of the Week.

A Charming Dancer. –  Miss Gabrielle Ray as Thisbe at the new Gaiety gives promise of qualifying to win a place in the long roll of famous dancers. She has been five years in musical comedy, having made a beginning as Mamie Clancy in The Belle of New York with a company toured by Mr. Ben Greet. Then followed two years in his Casino Girl company as Dolly Twinkle, the part originated it the Shaftesbury by Miss Marie George. Four years previous to her engagement by Mr. Ben Greet Miss Ray had appeared as a child actress in a drama called Proof at the Elephant and Castle, and several pantomime parts in the provinces followed. A year ago she went to the Gaiety to under study Miss Gertie Millar in The Toreador, and from there went to the Apollo, where she has played Miss Letty Lind’s and Miss Ella Snyder’s parts without suffering by comparison. Miss Ray is neither French nor American as is surmised but comes from Lancashire.

The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

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Orchid Favourites (Tuck FG156)

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Gabrielle Ray – Postcards by the Millions – Christchurch Times – Saturday 21st July 1906

 

POSTCARDS BY MILLIONS. – A writer in the “Royal Magazine” has made inquiries with a view to ascertaining whose portrait is most popular with the purchasers of picture post cards. He finds that Miss Marie Studholme comes first, Miss Gabrielle Ray a close second, the two sisters, Misses Zena and Phyllis Dare, practically tie for third place, while Miss Ellaline Terries and Miss Gertie Millar are great favourites. Post Office officials computed that 430,090,000 postcards were posted in Great Britain during 1903. A count was kept at several summer resorts last year, and during June, July, and August the weekly average of cards posted at Blackpool alone was 215,000. In the first week of August the total reached 300,000

Christchurch Times – Saturday 21st July 1906

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Gabrielle Ray – Betty – The Tatler – Wednesday 10th November 1915

Wonderful Gertie and Graceful “Gabs.”

Only the best of the species remain – Gertie Millar at the Palace and now Gabrielle Ray in Betty at Daly’s. Gertie Millar has not cultivated the “flashing” manner of review, but she has perfected the daintier one of musical-comedy, and the contrast between, say, Teddie Gerard and herself is piquant. 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 life, and Betty will certainly profit by her coming. Lauri de Frece, in the part left vacant by the departure of W. H. Berry to the Adelphi, is not yet as funny as his predecessor, but, given time, he will certainly prove his worth. He is one of the few comedians who, what- ever part they play, are always artists, never simply buffoons.

The Tatler – Wednesday 10th November 1915

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 15th December 1926

Aboard Mr. Claude Grahame White’s S.Y. “Ethleen.”

At the moment this picture was taken this yacht was lying off Monte Carlo, which is rapidly filling up with winter visitors. The names in this group aboard the famous aviator’s yacht are: Mrs. Eric Loder, Mrs. Grahame White (better known as Miss Ethel Levy, the famous American actress), Mr. Claude Grahame White, Lady Dudley (who was Miss Gertie Millar), and Major Eric Loder. Mr. Grahame White carries his crack motor-boat, the “T. N. T.,” aboard the yacht, and she has been creating quite a stir with her high-speed performances.

 

The Tatler, Wednesday 15th December 1926

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Tatler – Wednesday 1st July 1908

Gabrielle Ray - The Tatler - Wednesday 1st July 1908This shows Miss Ray with Gertie Millar, Marie Lloyd can also be seen here with her husband.

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Gertie Millar – The Toreador (Rotary 3062)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3436)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3436) 1907

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3997 B)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3997 B) 1909

 

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 R)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3997 C)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3997 C) 1907The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 Q)

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