Angela Cartwright known for her iconic roles in the movie THE SOUND OF MUSIC and the classic television show LOST IN SPACE is also an accomplished artist whose art is exhibited and collected around the world.
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.
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 two.
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–Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques and In This Garden–Explorations in Mixed Media Narrative.
Angela also conceived and collaborated on The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook with her von Trapp siblings from the film.
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 and accessories. Her art and photography has been licensed for numerous products and is exhibited and collected around the world. She also takes Travel Quests with CraftTours, exploring art adventures with her students in different parts of the world.
Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive is Angela’s award winning coffee table book released in 2014, which offers an exclusive glimpse inside Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox Studio archives.
In celebration of the 2015 Lost In Space 50th Anniversary, Angela and Bill Mumy have 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 coincides with the Lost In Space BluRay in Fall of 2015.
Coming soon: On Purpose, a fantasy-adventure novel written by Angela and her Lost In Space co-star, Bill Mumy, which will be released the end of 2015.