Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Gabrielle Ray


Gabrielle Ray (28 April 1883 – 21 May 1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies.

Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world. In the first decade of the 20th century, she had a good career in musical theatre. After an unsuccessful marriage, however, she never recovered the fame that she had enjoyed.

In 1936, she suffered a complete mental breakdown and was institutionalized for nearly forty years. Ray died in 1973 at Holloway Sanatorium in Egham, Surrey, at the age of 90

February 23, 2010 - Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Maids, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: