Before landing the role of Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Angela had a screen test for the part of older daughter Louisa. She had to wear a blond wig for that, and Angela has said that it looked "dreadful." Eventually, the casting crew decided it would be better to cast her as Brigitta and stick with her natural brown hair. A brief look at that screen test is shown on the 40th Anniversary edition of the Sound of Music DVD.
She played one of the reporters interrogating Professor Robinson before his mission in the film version of Lost in Space.
Angela is the mother of actor Jesse Tyler Gullion.
Angela Cartwright: (On her on- and off-screen chemistry with Danny Thomas, who played Danny Williams) He was kind of like my second-family. I worked everyday with them and you know I had my own family that I went home to, but he was so totally different than my family because Danny was very kind of loud and had this sense of humor. Of course, I was given lines to say that I would never dream saying in my own home. It was kind of precautious Linda who could get away with zingers. We were close, when you work together as a group like that [when you're together], we did 26 shows, every season, you have a relationship. Danny was very inspirational to me, he taught me all the ins and out of comedy timing, listening to the audience, we shoot it live every Thursday night.
Angela Cartwright: 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. 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. 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!
Angela Cartwright: 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.