In Lost in Space Forever
|Birth Name||Angela Margaret Cartwright|
|Date of Birth||September 9, 1952|
|Series||Lost in Space|
|Movie||Lost in Space (1998)|
|Role(s)|| Penny Robinson (TV Series)|
Reporter #2 (Movie)
|No. of Episodes||84|
Angela Margaret Cartwright (born September 9, 1952) is an English-born American actress primarily known for her roles in movies and television. Cartwright is best known as a child actress for her role as Brigitta Von Trapp in the film ‘The Sound of Music,’ as Danny Williams' stepdaughter, Linda, in the 1950s TV series ‘Make Room For Daddy’ (a role she played from 1957 to 1964), and as Penny Robinson in the 1960s television series ‘Lost in Space.’ Her older sister is actress Veronica Cartwright.
Early life and career
Angela Cartwright was born in Altrincham, Cheshire, England. She made her first film appearance at three years old as Paul Newman's daughter in ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ (1956), and appeared with Sidney Poitier in ‘Something of Value’ (1957). After moving to the US, Cartwright appeared for seven seasons in the TV series ‘Make Room For Daddy.’ While there, she had wonderful on- and off-screen relationships with Danny Thomas and Marjorie Lord. She was reunited with both Thomas and Lord for the 1970 remake, Make Room For Granddaddy. After the series was canceled, Cartwright remained on good terms with Thomas until his death.
She played Penny Robinson opposite TV veterans Guy Williams, June Lockhart and Jonathan Harris in the hit TV series ‘Lost in Space’ (1965–1968). She made appearances on several TV shows including ‘My Three Sons,’ ‘Adam-12,’ and ‘The Love Boat.’
She also appeared in several films, most notably in the role of Brigitta von Trapp in ‘The Sound of Music’ (1965). She later appeared in ‘Beyond the Poseidon Adventure’ (1979), directed by Lost in Space producer Irwin Allen. She was given a small speaking role in the 1998 ‘Lost in Space’ theatrical remake. She was in the television movies ‘Scout's Honour’ (1980) and ‘High School U.S.A.’ (1983).
Cartwright has also appeared in the theatre and TV commercials. She was one of the first stars to take advantage of the World Wide Web and has had her own website for many years. She has published one successful book and will soon publish another one co-written with Bill Mumy, her co-star from ‘Lost in Space.’
Cartwright married Steve Gullion in 1976 and has two children, Jesse and Rebecca Gullion. She has been a photographer for 30 years. Her fine art is displayed at her studio in Studio City, Los Angeles.