Darleen Carr

Darleen Carr (born Darlene Farnon; December 12, 1950) is an American actress, singer, and voice-over artist.[1] She has also been credited as Darlene Carr or Darleen Drake. She has two sisters, both actresses (Shannon Farnon and Charmian Carr).

Darleen Carr
Carr (left) on The Smith Family, 1970
Darlene Farnon

(1950-12-12) December 12, 1950
Other namesDarlene Carr
Darleen Drake
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1963–2001
Spouse(s)Zelko Megovetich
  • Jason Laskay
    (m. 1974; div. 1977)
  • [Jameson Parker]
    (m. 1992)
Children1 son
Parent(s)Brian Farnon
Rita Oehman

Early years

Carr was born in Chicago, Illinois.[2] Her father, Brian Farnon, was the orchestra leader at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and her mother, Rita Oehman, performed in The Oehman Twins singing act.[3]


Carr's only television series in which she had a lead billing was the short-lived CBS sitcom Miss Winslow & Son (1979), in which she played Susan Winslow, the single mother and titular character.[4]:696 In 1965-1966, Carr played Kathy, a student at a private girls' academy in California on The John Forsythe Show.[4]:539 She was a regular on the 1969 version of the NBC variety series Dean Martin Presents the Gold Diggers [4]:245 and played Cindy Smith in the 1971-1972 ABC comedy-drama The Smith Family.[4]:984 Carr also had recurring roles as Margaret Devlin in the western series The Oregon Trail (1977) [4]:795 and the editor, reporter and photographer of the town newspaper in the 1981–1982 television series Bret Maverick.[4]

Carr portrayed Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, John F. Kennedy's favorite sister, in a television movie, Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy. She appeared in the miniseries Once an Eagle (1976). She portrayed the daughter of Karl Malden's character on 12 episodes of The Streets of San Francisco (1972–77),[4]:1028 as well as in the TV movie sequel, Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992).[5]

On television during the 1970s and 1980s she was a guest on such shows as The F.B.I. (on 2 episodes), Alias Smith and Jones, Marcus Welby M.D. (2 episodes), Chopper One, The Rookies (3 episodes), The Waltons, S.W.A.T., Medical Center (3 episodes), Man from Atlantis, Fantasy Island, The Paper Chase, Barnaby Jones (3 episodes), The White Shadow, Vega$, Quincy M.E., Charlie's Angels, V, Murder, She Wrote, Magnum, P.I., and Simon & Simon (4 episodes). In 1994 she appeared as Ambassador E'Tyshra on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Her film roles included appearances in Monkeys, Go Home! (1967) —her film debut,[6] The Impossible Years (1968) with David Niven, Death of a Gunfighter (1969) with Richard Widmark, The Beguiled (1971) with Clint Eastwood, Eight Days a Week (1997) with Keri Russell, and TV horror movies such as The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) and the TV remake of Piranha (1995).

She is also a singer and sang in The Sound of Music, dubbing the high singing voice for Duane Chase as Kurt, and in Walt Disney's The Jungle Book, as The Girl. She released an album, The Carr-DeBelles Band, in 1988.

Personal life

Carr was married to Jason Laskay for two years before they separated in the 1970s.[7] She later married Zelko Megovetich, a horse trainer. They had a son who died of Duncan’s Disease in 1981.[8] She is currently married to actor Jameson Parker.

Award nominations

In 1977, she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her performance in the miniseries Once an Eagle.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1967Monkeys, Go Home!Sidoni Riserau
1967The Jungle BookShanti, the GirlVoice
1968The Impossible YearsAbbey Kingsley
1969Death of a GunfighterHilda Jorgenson
1971The BeguiledDoris
1995PiranhaDr. Leticia Baines
1997Eight Days a WeekErica's mother
1998The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the RescueHelenVoice


  1. Darleen Carr profile at FilmReference.com
  2. Leszczak, Bob (2015). From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 53–54. ISBN 9781442242746. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  3. "Darleen Carr: In Pilot of New Western". The Daily Times-News. North Carolina, Burlington. April 10, 1976. p. 31. Retrieved March 1, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  4. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  5. King, Susan (January 25, 1992). "Back on the 'Streets'". Los Angeles Times.
  6. "Walt Disney Blends Hilarity, Music Romance in 'Monkeys, Go Home!'". Austin American-Statesman. Texas, Austin. February 16, 1967. p. 51. Retrieved March 1, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  7. Kleiner, Dick (April 17, 1976). "Darleen Carr's Future Bright". The Post-Star. New York, Glens Falls. p. 34. Retrieved March 1, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  8. Kleiner, Dick (July 25, 1982). "Demise of 'Bret Maverick' makes Darleen Carr jobless". The Morning Call. Pennsylvania, Allentown. p. 39. Retrieved March 1, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  9. "Darleen Carr". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
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