After Lost In Space I appeared as a guest star in various television shows and also did some theatre
like 40 Carots where I reunited with Marjorie Lord. Years later Marjorie and I caught up with each other again. I could not have asked for a more wonderful TV Mom for all those years.
TV Mom June Lockhart and I attend a charity event.
Performing on stage in Butterflies Are Free with Jim Daughton.
Jerry Mathers Leave It To Beaver and I present the Emmy Award to Gene Kelly
MAKE ROOM FOR GRANDDADDY
Danny Thomas returned to television with Make Room For Grandaddy and it was great being back with the original cast once again. In the one season the show was on the air we had a multitude of fabulous guest stars including Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Diana Ross and tons of others.
Some TV gigs included Room 222 and Adam 12
When I was 18 I cut off all my hair and I found it quite liberating. I went to Italy and modeled for awhile.
What fun it was guest starring as J5 on Logan's Run, with my Sound of Music sister Louisa aka Heather Menzies and
Gregory Harrison on their show
BEYOND THE POSIEDON
In 1978, I worked with Irwin Allen once again, when he cast me as Teresa in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure. The movie starred Michael Caine, Sally Field, Peter Boyle, Karl Malden, Jack Warden, Shirley Jones, Slim Pickens, Veronica Hamel, Telly Savalas and Mark Harmon as my love interest.
The shoot was very physically demanding in classic Irwin Allen style.
There were many scenes where we were under water
in the ocean off Catalina or in a large tank.
Months before I started shooting I was caught in a rip tide off the California coast and I nearly drowned. It was terrifing to put myself under water once again but it was Mark Harmon, who was a natural athelete that helped me with those difficult scenes like buddy breathing with Slim Pickens. Three people on one airhose was scary as hell for me.
HIGH SCHOOL USA
In High School USA I played the High School Cheerleading Coach. Duane Hickman, TV's Dobie Gillis played my love interest. The cast included Michael J. Fox, Eleanor Donahue, Dawn Wells, Nancy McKean and Anthony Edwards.
My love of photography came from my Dad who took many pictures of me over the years like these which appeared in International magazines.
Click here to see more photo shoots in my PICTORIAL section
I was cast in a United Airlines commercial that started with me singing on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and took me all over
the United States where people joined in singing with me in each location. I worked once again with Jim Daughton. You can see this commercial in my videos section.
Soft 'n Dri
I was the Soft & Dri spokeswoman for three years.
I was also the spokeswoman for a round the world
Milk campaign Every body needs milk. Seeing yourself that big on a billboard is a overwhelming experience.
I modeled for many years, but it was really my fascination with being behind the camera that kept me going... and I enjoyed the traveling.
In 1976 I married my husband Steve.
In 1977 I opened an eclectic store Rubber Boots and filled it with wide selection of unusual things.
In 1981 I began my career as MOM with the birth of my daughter Becca and my son Jesse. It's been my most rewarding and enjoyable role yet.
In 1999 I closed my store in Toluca Lake and I began to concentrate on my passions, photography and art. To see the journey that my art is taking me on check out my art website acartwrightstudio.com
Becca and Jesse both have show biz blood running in their veins.... and so it begins...