American actress known for playing the role of Charlene Darling on the television show The
She formed a singing group with her brother and his friends as a child called Ja-Da Quartet, with whom she would sing to people on the back of pickup trucks.
She received a star on the Missouri Walk of Fame in April 2008.
She was born to Arthur Peterson, a doctor, and Tressa Hill Peterson, a homemaker.
She is known for her role on The Andy Griffith Show.