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Dooley, Raylocked

(30 October 1896–28 January 1984)
  • Melissa Vickery-Bareford

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Dooley, Ray (30 October 1896–28 January 1984), comedienne, was born Rachel Rice Dooley in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Robert Rogers Dooley, a noted circus clown and theatrical manager, and Mary Dougherty. The family immigrated to the United States while Rachel was still an infant, eventually settling in Philadelphia. Dooley attended public schools and studied theater under her father’s minstrel act, which also included her three older brothers....

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