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Angela Margaret Cartwright

(1952-09-09) September 9, 1952 (age 71)
Altrincham, Cheshire, England
  • Actress
  • photographer
Years active 1956–present
Steve Gullion
(m. 1976)
Children 2
Relatives Veronica Cartwright (sister)
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L-R: Cartwright, Milton Berle and Rusty Hamer on TV's Make Room for Daddy

Angela Margaret Cartwright (born September 9, 1952) is an English-born American actress primarily known for her roles in movies and television. On television, she played Linda Williams, the stepdaughter of Danny Williams (played by Danny Thomas) in the long-running TV series The Danny Thomas Show, and Penny Robinson in the 1960s television series Lost in Space. Cartwright's most famous movie role was the part of Brigitta von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music (1965). Her older sister is actress Veronica Cartwright.

Early life and career

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). After moving to the United States, Cartwright appeared for seven seasons in the CBS TV series The Danny Thomas Show, opposite comedian Danny Thomas. 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). The film won five Academy Awards and eclipsed Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all-time.

Cartwright played Penny Robinson in the TV series Lost in Space (1965–68). 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).

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 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

Cartwright married Steve Gullion in 1976. They have two children.

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



Year Title 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 Season 5 Episode 35: "The Schartz-Metterklume Method" (uncredited)
1961 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 Nichols 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"
2018 Lost in Space Sheila Harris Episode: "Echoes"

Books and publications

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.

  • In This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques (2007)
  • Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery (2007)
  • In This Garden: Exploration in Mixed-Media Visual Narrative (2009)
  • "Lineage: A Personal & Private Journey", Somerset Studio magazine (Mar/Apr 2014)
  • Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive (2014), Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, foreword by Maureen O'Hara
    • Styling the Stars, IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Gold Winner, Cover Design: Large Format
  • Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive (Softcover 2017), Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, foreword by Maureen O'Hara
  • 'On Purpose: A Novel by Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy' (2018)
  • Lost (and Found) in Space 2: Blast Off into the Expanded Edition by Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy (2021)

See also

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