Angela was born in Altrincham, Cheshire, England and moved to Los Angeles, California with her family when she was three years old. She quickly began working as a child fashion model and by the time she was four, she was well known among top photographers and appeared on numerous magazine covers and advertisements. At the age of three, she made her film debut in Somebody Up There Likes Me as Paul Newman¹s daughter. Another role followed in the movie Something of Value with Rock Hudson and Sidney Poitier.
At the age of four Danny Thomas signed Angela to play his daughter Linda Williams on the hit television series Make Room for Daddy, later called The Danny Thomas Show. The series ran for seven years, during which time Angela starred in the Disney movie Lad: A Dog.
Following the Danny Thomas series, Angela was cast as Brigitta von Trapp in the legendary film The Sound of Music. In 1965, she was offered the role of Penny Robinson in Lost in Space, a television show that ran for three years. She has guest starred in numerous television shows, commercials and movies. She married in 1976, raised two children Becca and Jesse and is a Grandmother of three.
Continuing to pursue her passion for art and photography, Angela authored Mixed Emulsions – Altered Art for Photographic Imagery, which explores her hand-painted photography and her unique altered art techniques. Two more art books followed, In This House and In This Garden. Angela also conceived and collaborated on The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook with her movie von Trapp siblings from the movie.
Angela continues to write articles on photo.art and altered art techniques and self-publishes Pasticcio Quartz a Quality ART Zine published yearly. She has also pioneered and produced a clothing and jewelry line, Angela Cartwright Studio, which incorporates her hand painted art.ography images on natural, easy to wear art.wear and accessories. Her art and photography has been licensed for numerous products and is exhibited and collected around the world. She travels the world with Craftours teaching her art techniques and leading a special trip to Salzburg, Austria sharing her Sound of Music experiences.
Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive is Angela’s award winning coffee table book that offers never before seen photographs and a behind the scenes exclusive glimpse inside Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox Studio archives. Available now in soft cover.
In celebration of the 2015 Lost In Space 50th Anniversary, Angela and Bill Mumy collaborated on Lost (and Found) In Space, a pictorial memoir which offers never before seen photographs and personal tales of their unique experiences while filming the show. The release coincided with the Lost In Space BluRay release in 2015.
On Purpose, a fantasy adventure novel Angela wrote with Bill Mumy, her co-star from the Lost in Space series. A new and updated version spearheaded by Angela of The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook will be released in time for the 55th anniversary of the movies release.