19 July 2010 5:01 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former child star Raymond Roe has died at the age of 84.

The actor, who shot to fame as a youngster on Broadway, passed away on 2 July in San Leandro, California after suffering complications following surgery.

Roe began his career as a child star on the New York stage and enjoyed roles in productions such as Our Town and Life With Father before moving to California to kickstart his film career.

His big screen debut came in 1939's Back Door to Heaven and he went on to star in films including The Major and the Minor with Ginger Rogers, June Bride with Bette Davis, and The West Point Story alongside James Cagney.

Roe retired from Hollywood in his later years and served as a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff, according to Variety.com.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two sons and a daughter.

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