For the record, I never met Ray, but read the following story somewhere a long time ago, so perhaps maxeythecat could confirm this??
When 'Rude Boy' opened in LA back in '80, Ray & a couple of croonies showed up at the theatre playing it (I think it was the Tiffany on Sunset Blvd.) one day during it's engagement. He goes up to the box office & tells the person behind the counter that he's Ray Gange & he's in the movie & can he & his friends "get in for free?" Of course, the B.O. person thinks he's full of sh*t (and probably tells him "Yeahh.... and I'm Joe Strummer!" - that sort of thing) & Ray's like "NO NO NO - look at the poster - THAT'S ME!" So the B.O. person contacts the manager, who then comes up to Ray & Co., and Ray sez the same thing to him - "I'm Ray Gange - that's me on the poster" - etc. The manager tells him "Ok, let me see your ID", which Ray pulls out of his pocket. But the manager is STILL NOT CONVINCED! By this time, the film has already started, so Ray tells him something like "Look, please let us inside & come in the theatre with us. When I appear on screen, I'll point myself out to you & you can judge for yourself." Sure enough, there's Ray on the screen as they walk in. The manager takes one look up there, then looks at Ray in person, shakes his head & begrudging sez something like "Oh alright!" And Ray & Co. get to see the movie for free.
"It's beyond the beyond!" - Pete Townshend