Angela Margaret Cartwright (born September 9, 1952 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England) is an English-born American actress, primarily known for her roles in movies and television. She is best known as a child actress for her roles in the film The Sound of Music, as Danny Thomas's daughter, Linda Williams, in the 1950s TV series, Make Room For Daddy (a role she played from 1957 to 1964), and in the US television series as Guy Williams's and June Lockhart's daughter and middle child, Penny Robinson, in the 1960s cult sci-fi tv show, Lost in Space.
She made her first film appearance at 3 years old; moving as a young child to the US and to television, Cartwright appeared for seven seasons in the US TV series Make Room For Daddy. She also appeared in several films and became famous playing Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music with actors Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Charmian Carr (1965).
Her trembling vocal delivery was put to good use when she played the excitable young "Penny...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews in the lead role. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and with the musical book written by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Ernest Lehman wrote the screenplay.
The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. It contains many popular songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "The Lonely Goatherd", as well as the title song.
The movie version was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria and Bavaria in West Germany, and also at the 20th Century Fox Studios in California. It was photographed in 70 mm Todd-AO by Ted D. McCord. It won an Academy Award for Best Picture and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. The cast album was..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742