Maggie Peterson Mancuso
(born 10 January 1941
in Greeley, Colorado
) is an American television actress
. She is best known for playing Charlene Darling
on The Andy Griffith Show
. She also played innocent Rose Ellen in the 1969 film The Love God?
, starring next to Don Knotts
She also played in the The Andy Griffith Show episode "A Girl for Goober" (1968) as the character Doris.
The Darlings received a star on the Missouri Walk of Fame in April 2008 in Marshfield, Missouri. Representing the Darlings were Peterson, Dean Webb, and Mitch Jayne.