Born in Denver, Jay Ray MacLeod was the son of actors. Taking the stage name Jay Ray, he performed on Broadway. He became a stage manager of stock companies, working throughout New England.
As a stage manager of Hartford’s Poli Players, he frequently appeared in various productions, often as a butler. He served as director for Hartford Players, Mark Twain Masquers, and Aetna Players. He also performed in numerous dramatic radio broadcasts.
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Hartford Courant. “Death Comes to Jay Ray of Theater.” November 24, 1936