Angela Cartwright

(Angela Margaret Cartwright)

Angela Cartwright
Angela Cartwright
  • Born: September 9, 1952
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Actress

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Angela Margaret Cartwright is an English-born American actress primarily known for her roles in movies and television. Cartwright is best known in movies as a child actress for her role as Brigitta von Trapp in the Academy Award winning 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.

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After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed. I have always had to have an outlet for my creativity and when my life became more about raising my family than the bright lights of show business exploring my photo art was a great outlet for me. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
As I got older, I never considered that tons of people were watching me on television every week. I give a nod to my parents for keeping me as normal as I could be in an un-normal adult world.
I am kind of a private person, so I don't miss that part of show business at all. Looking back on my career in television and making a movie like 'The Sound of Music' from an adult point of view, it actually seems kind of unreal. I was involved in shows that people grew up with - that hold memories for them - and it's a cool feeling. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I hope that through my work, artists will take some chances, break some rules, and make art that comes from inside of them. I would like to be remembered as a kind person, a great Mom, and a bit unruly - in a good way! Hope ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I think here in America the space programme was such an enticing thing to be going on, that the thought of a family being able to go into space and live up there was really kind of mind-bending at the time. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
I was never one to seek out the spotlight. I am kind of a private person, so I don't miss that part of show business at all. Business, Commerce & Finance
Lost in Space brings back a lot of memories for people, and I think that any time you're involved in something that has such a long-lasting appeal, you feel very blessed by that. Time
My shadow in my art is one way I trace who I was and where I have been. My shadow and I have been on a journey for quite a while now! Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
People think it must be wonderful being in movies or on television, but it can be very tough on a child. I had two friends in elementary school. That was it. There was a clique of girls that were brutal to me. They pulled some very mean stuff. My two friends got me through it. Without them, I would have been all alone. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was 15. After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Rejection is a big part of show business. It can be tough on anyone who doesn't have fairly good self-esteem. Especially kids, as they try to discover who they are. Business, Commerce & Finance
The Sound of Music was just such an honour to be in, because it was a movie that appeals to so many people, and they just loved it so much and they still love it to this day. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Working with Danny Thomas was truly an adventure every week. Danny didn't always say the words as they appeared in the script. I learned more by osmosis than by sitting down together. He was a force to be reckoned with: an explorer of television.