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 (Rotophot 0024)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

 

AMUSEMENTS AT PLYMOUTH

LAST NIGHTS PROGRAMMES.

 THE PALACE THEATRE.

 

To anyone who has seen her performance it is easy to understand the popularity of Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well-known London musical comedy star. It is quite different from that of the ordinary comedienne. Too often the latter relies on spiciness. There is not a suspicion of that in Miss Ray. She is an artist as well as an artiste, and to this she owes a large measure of her success. Nothing could be more charming than her song “In the day of the crinoline.” Daintily attired in the fashion of that period, she is attended by eight little tots – four wearing poke bonnets and crinolines and four the top hat and garb of the gallants of the day. They make a quaint picture, which wins round upon round of applause. Another pretty number is “Jack o Jingles,” in which a vivacious little maiden is introduced as well as a lovely little Cupid, who shoots arrows at Miss Ray. The latter, who sings and dances with the utmost charm and grace, is assisted by Leslie Barker. He collaborates in a pierrot and pierrotte song, and sings coon and other songs in rare voice. The remainder of the programme maintains a high level, the most notable features being Delvaine’s Marionettes, the Sisters Reeve (comediennes), Marcelle de Vere (the cycling violinist), Maurice (the French card manipulator), the Mezzettis, and Tom Reno.

 

The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

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Gabrielle Ray (W.N. Sharp P60) Patchwork Card

Gabrielle Ray (W.N. Sharpe P 60)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 858 A)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 5536 B)

 

Kimono (Rotary 1955 J)

Kimono (Rotary X.C.C 504)

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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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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3999-26)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 1939 P)

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Gabrielle Ray – Gancia Wine Advertisement – Punch – 11th April 1973

A Remarkable Gift

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Gabrielle Ray (Philco 2184 A)

Gabrielle Ray (Aristophot E.1588)

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