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Kitty Bluett (her real name) was born in Brixton at the height of a Zeppelin raid, but she was taken by her family to Australia at the age of 10 weeks. She became a top radio star down under, where she was the professional partner of Dick Bentley and, at one time, Australia's top female disc jockey.
In 1948 she came to England and became as household name on radio playing comedian Ted Ray's wife in "Ray's A Laugh" during the 1950s.After marrying Julian Jover, an acrobat and Variety performer, in 1955, Bluett eventually moved with him back to Australia. The marriage failed and she returned to England, where she died in Colchester at the age of 78, largely forgotten
This is a very pretty vintage black and white photograph (6.5" x 4.75"), signed and inscribed ("For Diana - Lots of Fun, Sincerely, Kitty Bluett, 'Ray's A Laugh'") in blue ink across the image. In good condition.