artist, actress, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, instructor, traveler, wife, mother, and grandmother, not always in that order…
Born in Cheshire, England Angela moved with her family to Los Angeles, California and began her acting career at the age of three playing Paul Newman’s daughter in the movie Somebody Up There Likes Me. After movie, commercial and modeling roles at the tender age of four Angela was cast to play Linda Williams, Danny’s daughter, on the hit television series The Danny Thomas Show.
Angela was then cast as Brigitta von Trapp in the legendary film The Sound of Music. Shortly after, she was offered the role of Penny Robinson on the iconic television show, Lost in Space. Angela has guest starred in numerous television shows, commercials and movies over her six decades in show business. She married in 1976, raised two children and is a grandmother of three.
As an author, Angela and her Lost In Space co-star Bill Mumy collaborated on a pictorial memoir, Lost (and Found) In Space, which offers photographs and personal memories while filming the show for three years.
Her latest project, On Purpose, a fantasy adventure novel Angela wrote with her co-star Bill Mumy, includes twenty-three of her illustrations to accompany the book.
Angela authored and researched her award-winning coffee table book Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive which offers never before seen photographs and a behind the scenes exclusive glimpse inside Hollywood’s Golden Era. The book is now available in soft cover.
Continuing to pursue her passion for art and photography, Angela’s art is collected around the world. Her books, Mixed Emulsions, In This House and In This Garden, explore her original hand-painted photography and her unique altered art techniques. Angela also conceived and collaborated on The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook and has contributed to numerous art books.
Angela has pioneered and produced a clothing and jewelry line, Angela Cartwright Studio, which incorporates her hand painted art.ography images on art.wear and accessories. She travels the world teaching her art techniques and leads a unique group tour to Salzburg, Austria, sharing her The Sound of Music behind the scenes experiences.