Andrew Ray was an English actor, who was best known as a child star.
He was born Andrew Olden in North London, the son of the famous radio comic Ted Ray and his wife, showgirl Dorothy Sibil. Ray's life was transformed at the age of 10 when he was cast in the title part of The Mudlark, a 20th Century Fox film starring Alec Guinness and Irene Dunne. He played a street urchin who ends up meeting Queen Victoria. The film was chosen as the Royal Command Performance in 1950 and catapulted Ray to child stardom.
He featured in numerous films during the next few years, including The Yellow Balloon, Escapade, Woman in a Dressing Gown, Serious Charge, Twice Round the Daffodils and The System.
Noteworthy theatre roles included Flowering Cherry, and Taste of Honey on Broadway.
At the age of 19, he married the Rhodesian actress Susan Burnet and they later had two children.