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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The Girl from Kay’s – The Midlothian Advertiser – Friday 16th March 1917

Chatting about her career, Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well-known actress, said that her first chance came when she had been understudying Miss Letty Lind in “The Girl from Kay’s,” and Miss Lind, having to take a holiday, Mr Edwardes said Miss Ray could have her dance, and he would come to the Apollo Theatre to see what she made of it. He sat in back row of the dress circle and watched her come on. She was a complete contrast to Miss Lind, but she walked on with a show of confidence, and in three minutes received a storm of applause, in which, her manager joined.

The Midlothian Advertiser – Friday 16th March 1917

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