Darleen Carr

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Darleen Carr
The Smith Family cast.jpg
Carr (left) on The Smith Family, 1970
Born Darlene Farnon
(1950-12-12) December 12, 1950 (age 67)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1963–2001

Darleen Carr (born Darlene Farnon; December 12, 1950) is an American actress, singer, and voice-over artist.[1] She has also been credited as Darlene Carr or Darleen Drake. She has two sisters, both actresses (Shannon Farnon and Charmian Carr).

Life and career[edit]

Carr had a recurring role as the editor, reporter and photographer of the town newspaper in the 1981–82 television series Bret Maverick opposite James Garner, a sequel to Garner's 1957 series Maverick.

Carr made guest appearances on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Waltons, and The Paper Chase; played Henry Fonda's character's daughter and Ron Howard's sister for thirty-nine episodes of The Smith Family; and portrayed Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, John F. Kennedy's favorite sister, in a television movie, Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy. She appeared in the miniseries Once an Eagle (1976) and had a recurring role as Margaret Devlin in the western series The Oregon Trail (1977). In the 1965-66 television season, Carr played Kathy, a student at a private girls' academy in California on The John Forsythe Show. She portrayed Karl Malden's character's daughter on The Streets of San Francisco (1972–77), as well as in the TV movie sequel, Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992).[2] Carr's only television series in which she had a lead billing was the short-lived CBS sitcom Miss Winslow & Son (1979), where she played Susan Winslow, the single mother and titular character.

Her film roles included appearances in Monkeys, Go Home! (1967) with Maurice Chevalier, The Impossible Years (1968) with David Niven, Death of a Gunfighter (1969) with Richard Widmark, The Beguiled (1971) with Clint Eastwood, Eight Days a Week (1997) with Keri Russell, and TV horror movies such as The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) and the TV remake of Piranha (1995).

She is also a singer and sang in The Sound of Music, dubbing the high singing voice for Duane Chase as Kurt, and in Walt Disney's The Jungle Book, as The Girl. She released an album, The Carr-DeBelles Band, in 1988.


Year Title Role Notes
1967 Monkeys, Go Home! Sidoni Riserau
1967 The Jungle Book Shanti, the Girl Voice
1968 The Impossible Years Abbey Kingsley
1969 Death of a Gunfighter Hilda Jorgenson
1971 The Beguiled Doris
1995 Piranha Dr. Leticia Baines
1997 Eight Days a Week Erica's mother
1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Helen Voice

Award nominations[edit]

In 1977, she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her performance in the miniseries Once an Eagle.


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