Do any of you have any information regarding "Roger Bray, alias Edward Bray, George Bray or Guy Bray"?
His daughter - Majbritt - is searching for information. Please see the following, and if you can help, please do:
Majbritt's father met her mother in South Africa some point in the early fifties. They "moved" to England 1954 where they settled in Sussex. Majbritt's father left/disappeared when Majbritt was 5 years old and she has no recollection of him at all. Through the years Majbritt has been trying to find out what happened to him and who he was but couldn't find any trace of him. She knew, though, that she had 2 half brothers, but she never found them either. It was not until a couple of years ago when she found a match in a DNA-register things started to clear up. Majbritt went to California to meet her half brothers Guy and Roger, and cousin who have spent some time exploring his uncle's (Majbritt's father) fate.
The following is partly based on what came out when Majbritt and her brothers "compared stories". So this is basically what Majbritt thinks she knows about him.
Roger Bray, alias Edward Bray, George Bray or Guy Bray was obviously a conman. His real name was actually Roger Williams and he was born in South Africa in 1885. He was active in the movie industry in Hollywood and London, as according to what we believe a screen writer. He was working closely to Sir Alex Korda at London Films, and we think he might have been involved in some financial problems at Sir Alex expence. We believe that it was during Sir Alex Korda's second period in England in the forties.
As far as we know British police was after him for some scam in England which might have had something to do with London Films. He ended up in South Africa in the fifties and met Majbritts mother (who was married to a film photographer at the time).
Google: 1955 – "South Africa also suffered its first film industry scandal this year, when a film producer named Roger Bray pleaded for funds (mostly from churches) to make a film on the life of Paul Kruger and then, without shooting a frame of film, disappeared with the investors money".
Majbritt was born 1954 in Brighton, so the scam probably happened before 1955. Maybe they didn't find out until early 1955.
We do believe he and Majbritts mother took off from South Africa 1954. Everybody who might have had more information are likely long time dead and this is what Majbritt knows/believes.
Apart from the film industry scam/scams he seems to have left quite a few women with empty bank accounts behind. Not Majbritt's mother, though, which also raises a few question marks, but for now Majbritt is concentrating on Roger Bray's(?) "career" in the movie industry. Majbritt would be delighted if she could get any small lead to more information regarding this colourful guy - her father.
Mob Boss at Light Illusion