Angela Cartwright

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Angela Cartwright
Cartwright, November 2005
Angela Margaret Cartwright

(1952-09-09) September 9, 1952 (age 68)
Altrincham, Cheshire, England
Years active1956–present
Steve Gullion
(m. 1976)
RelativesVeronica Cartwright (sister) Edit this at Wikidata
L-R: Cartwright, Milton Berle and Rusty Hamer on TV's Make Room for Daddy

Angela Margaret Cartwright (born September 9, 1952) is a British-American actress primarily known for her roles in movies and television. Cartwright became known in movies as a child actress for her role as Brigitta von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music (1965). On television, she played Linda Williams, the stepdaughter of Danny Williams (played by Danny Thomas) in the 1950s TV series The Danny Thomas Show, and Penny Robinson in the 1960s television series Lost in Space. Her older sister is actress Veronica Cartwright.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Angela Cartwright was born in Altrincham, Cheshire, England, in 1952. She made her first film appearance at the age of three years as Paul Newman's character's daughter in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), and appeared with Rock Hudson and Sidney Poitier in Something of Value (1957).[2] After moving to the United States, Cartwright appeared for seven seasons in the CBS TV series The Danny Thomas Show, opposite comedian Danny Thomas.[3][4] She remained close to Thomas after the series cancellation until his death on February 6, 1991.

Cartwright played the role of Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965).[5] Filmed on location,[6] the film won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and eclipsed Gone with the Wind (1939) as the highest-grossing film of all-time. The Sound of Music soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award and is the longest-running Billboard Magazine Top 10 album in history at 109 weeks.[7]

Cartwright played Penny Robinson in the TV series Lost in Space (1965–68).[8] She made appearances on several TV shows, including My Three Sons, Adam-12, and The Love Boat. She was also cast in the television movies Scout's Honor (1980) and played the role of Miss D'Angelo in High School U.S.A. (1983).[1]

She played Theresa Mazzetti in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979), directed by Lost in Space producer Irwin Allen. Cartwright made a cameo appearance as Reporter #2 in the 1998 Lost in Space film[2] and as Dr. Smith's mother in the third episode of the second season of the 2018 Netflix reimagined Lost In Space series.

Personal life[edit]

Cartwright married Steve Gullion in 1976. They have two children.[9]

She has been a photographer for 30 years. Her work is displayed at her studio in Studio City, Los Angeles.[10]



Year Film Role Notes
1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me Audrey at age 3 Uncredited
1957 Something of Value Caroline Uncredited
1962 Lad, A Dog Angela
1965 The Sound of Music Brigitta von Trapp
1975 Mr. & Ms. and the Magic Studio Mystery Sally TV film
1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Theresa Mazzetti
1980 Scout's Honor Alfredo's Mom TV film
1983 High School U.S.A. Miss D'Angelo TV film
1998 Lost in Space Reporter #2
2010 Elf Sparkle and the Special Red Dress Miss Cow Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1957-1964 The Danny Thomas Show Linda Williams Series regular
1958 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Linda Williams Episode: "Lucy Makes Room for Danny"
Whirlybirds Susan Davis Episode: "Glamour Girl"
1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook Jane Episode: "Babes in Toyland"
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Irenee Wellington Episode: "The Schartz-Metterklume Method", uncredited
1961 Lettie Episode: "Summer Shade", uncredited
The Red Skelton Hour Girl 1 episode. uncredited
1965 The John Forsythe Show Episode: "Little Miss Egghead"
My Three Sons Alice Vail Episode: "The Glass Sneaker"
1965-1968 Lost in Space Penny Robinson Series regular
1969 My Three Sons Debbie Hunter Episode: "Chip and Debbie"
Calling Dr. Gannon Angela Episode: "Operation Heartbeat"
1970-1971 Make Room for Granddaddy Linda Williams Series regular
1971 Adam-12 Cindy Williams Episode: "Assassination"
1972 Room 222 Phyllis 2 episodes
1977 Logan's Run Karen Episode: "The Collectors"
1982 The Love Boat Yanne Episode: "Baby Talk/My Friend, the Executrix/Programmed for Love"
1985 Airwolf Mrs. Cranovich Episode: "Eruption"
2019 Lost in Space Sheila Harris Episode: "Echoes"

Books and publications[edit]

Pasticcio quartz is a bi-annual journal written and published by Sarah Fishburn and Angela Cartwright. Issue Number 1 was 52, full-color glossy 8.5 by 8.5 inch, pages and was published on July 23, 2007. The most current, 60 page issue (Number 15: January 10, 2014), retains the size and full-color attributes.[11]

  • In This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques (2007)[12]
  • Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery (2007)[13]
  • In This Garden: Exploration in Mixed-Media Visual Narrative (2009)[14]
  • "Lineage: A Personal & Private Journey", Somerset Studio magazine (Mar/Apr 2014) [15]
  • Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive (2014) [16][17][18]
    • Styling the Stars, IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Gold Winner, Cover Design: Large Format[19]
  • 'On Purpose: A Novel by Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy' (2018)[20]


  1. ^ a b Bozzola, Lucia. "Angela Cartwright: Biography". AllMovie. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Angela Cartwright". MetaCritic. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Make Room for Daddy [TV Series] (1953)". AllMovie. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Haydon, John (September 8, 2012). "The List: Who is Angela Cartwright?". The Washington Times. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sound of Music Cast & Crew". AllMovie. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "The Sound of Music-shooting locations". 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  7. ^ Montgomery, James (August 30, 2012). "Adele's 21 Drops Out Of Billboard Top 10". MTV. Archived from the original on September 25, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  8. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Lost in Space [TV Series] (1965)". AllMovie. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "Jesse Tyler Gullion".
  10. ^ "Home". Angela Cartwright Studio.
  11. ^ Fishburn, Sarah; Cartwright, Angels, eds. (July 23, 2007). "Pasticcio quartz". 1. cARTwright & fiShburn. ISSN 1941-949X. OCLC 221333550. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ In This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques (Paperback and Kindle). Quarry Books. July 1, 2007. ASIN B003F771MA.
  13. ^ Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery (Paperback and Kindle). Quarry Books. November 1, 2007. ISBN 978-1592533695.
  14. ^ In This Garden: Exploration in Mixed-Media Visual Narrative (Paperback and Kindle). Quarry Books. April 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1592535163.
  15. ^ "Somerset Studio Mar/Apr 2014" (Magazine). Stampington & Company. March 1, 2014. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  16. ^ Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive (Hardcover). Insight Editions. October 7, 2014. ISBN 978-1608872572.
  17. ^ King, Susan (October 4, 2014). "Classic Hollywood Actors ready for close-ups in 'Styling the Stars". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014. Cartwright came up with the idea for "Styling the Stars" when she was in the Fox archives in Century City, looking for pictures for the 2011 book "The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook."
  18. ^ Robertson, Nicole (October 2, 2014). "New book reveals stars behind the scenes at Fox Studio". The Oakland Press. Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  19. ^ "IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Winners". Independent Book Publishers Association. April 11, 2015. Archived from the original on May 31, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  20. ^ Cartwright, Angela (September 18, 2018). On Purpose. Other Realms Press. ISBN 1944068767.

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