TV crush: Darleen Carr

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You couldn’t watch TV in the 1970s without having a little crush on Darleen Carr.

Carr, born in 1950, came from an acting family. Her older sister, Charmian, played the oldest girl in “The Sound of Music.”

Darleen Carr herself had musical talent, contributing her voice not only to “The Sound of Music” and “The Jungle Book” but releasing an album of music in 1988.

Although Carr appeared in movies and guest starred on many TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s, she was best known for a couple of parts.

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She was a young temptress in the very strange Clint Eastwood Western “The Beguiled,” a 1971 classic.

She played Henry Fonda’s daughter in “The Smith Family,” an odd 1971 TV series that was a mix of family comedy and police drama starring the veteran film actor.

And she played, Jeannie, Karl Malden’s daughter on “The Streets of San Francisco,” that ’70s Quinn Martin production that co-starred Michael Douglas.

When Malden’s Mike Stone wasn’t worried about the latest killer to stalk the city by the bay, he was worried that his adorable daughter was dating a guy who wasn’t good enough for her.

And who can blame him? Carr was one of TV’s classic sweethearts.

According to the Interwebs, Carr is married to Jameson Parker, the now 65-year-old (!) former co-star of “Simon and Simon.”

In the 1990s, Carr kept busy doing voice acting for animated shows and video games.


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