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Overview (3)

Born in Bristol, England, UK
Birth NameVeronica A. Cartwright
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as The Children's Hour (1961), Spencer's Mountain (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). As such, she was cast as "Jemima Boone" in the popular television series Daniel Boone (1964), which ran from 1964 to 66. Her career after "Daniel Boone" may have been influenced by Hitchcock, since she appeared in both the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and the horror classic Alien (1979). On television, she appeared twice as Lumpy's younger sister, "Violet Rutherford" and once as "Peggy MacIntosh" on Leave It to Beaver (1957) and had a small role in the television movie Still the Beaver (1983).

Cartwright also appeared in Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985), Tanner '88 (1988) and had a recurring role on L.A. Law (1986). Her big screen features included The Right Stuff (1983), Flight of the Navigator (1986) and The Witches of Eastwick (1987). Veronica worked on the stage in "Electra", "Talley's Folly", "Homesteaders", "Butterflies are Free" and "The Triplet Connection". Alternating between television and big screen movies in the 90s, Cartwright has appeared in such films as Hitler's Daughter (1990) and Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Spouse (3)

Richard Compton (16 October 1982 - 11 August 2007) (his death) (1 child)
Stanley Hyman Goldstein (4 April 1976 - 6 June 1980) (divorced)
Richard Gates (14 June 1968 - 1972) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays characters prone to frantic or hysterical fits.

Trivia (12)

Older sister of Angela Cartwright.
Has one son with Richard Compton: Dakota Compton.
She appeared in Hitler's Daughter (1990) and was born on Hitler's birthday (April 20).
Her character on Leave It to Beaver (1957) gave Beaver Cleaver his first kiss.
Aunt of actors Jesse Gullion and Rebecca Gullion.
Sister-in-law of Steve Gullion.
She and her sister, Angela Cartwright, were born in England but grew up in America.
She starred in two remakes of the 1950s horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). The first Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and most recently in The Invasion (2007).
She was a guest at the 2012 Memphis Film Festival's "A Gathering of Guns 4: A TV Western Reunion" at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
She was awarded the 1980 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress as Joan Lambert in Ridley Scott's horror classic Alien (1979).
She was awarded the 1984 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for the play, "The Hands of Its Enemy", at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
She originally auditioned for the role of Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's horror classic Alien (1979), but had instead been cast as Joan Lambert. She disliked the character's emotional weakness, but nevertheless accepted the role.

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