Cathy Rigby

Born Dec 12, 1952

Cathleen Roxanne Rigby, best known as Cathy Rigby, is a speaker, actress and former gymnast.

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  • Cathy Rigby Sued By Composer Over 'peter Pan' Musical
    LATimes - Jul 18, 2013
  • Theater Review: 'peter Pan' Soars At Moments, Loses Its Way At Others
    LATimes - Jan 17, 2013
  • Charles Karel Bouley: Rigby And Peter Pan At Pantages: Both Refusing To Grow Up
    Huffington Post - Jan 16, 2013
  • As Peter Pan, Cathy Rigby Is Soaring At 60
    LATimes - Jan 08, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cathy Rigby.


1952 Birth Rigby was born in Los Alamitos, California, on December 12, 1952. … Read More


1968 15 Years Old Rigby was the highest-scoring American gymnast at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, making her a favorite with American television audiences and helping to popularize gymnastics in America.
1970 17 Years Old She was the U.S. national champion in 1970 and 1972, and became the first American woman to win a medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: the silver medal on the balance beam at the 1970 Championships.
1972 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Rigby went on to compete at the 1972 Summer Olympics, but was hampered by injury. … Read More


1974 21 Years Old In 1974, the producers of a theater-in-the-round version of Peter Pan offered Rigby the title role. … Read More
1976 23 Years Old In 1976, she guest-starred as a Russian gymnast on the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.
1981 28 Years Old In 1981, she starred as Dorothy in a production of The Wizard of Oz. … Read More


1990 37 Years Old In 1990, Rigby again appeared as Peter Pan on Broadway and later took the production on tour. … Read More


1998 45 Years Old She played the role again in 1998–1999.
2002 49 Years Old In 2002–2003, she played the lead in the touring production of the musical Seussical, and in 2004–2005, she again toured as Peter Pan, billing it as her farewell.


2008 55 Years Old Yet she returned to the role in 2008 at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, and in 2009 at the Mansion Theater in Branson, Missouri.
2011 58 Years Old In August 2011, Rigby started another Peter Pan tour at the age of 60, continuing through 2013.
2012 59 Years Old In 2012, she appeared in American Girl's McKenna Shoots for The Stars, as McKenna's gymnastics coach.


2013 60 Years Old Rigby confirmed that she was leaving the role of Peter Pan for good when her tour concluded on April 28, 2013. … Read More
2015 62 Years Old However, in late August 2015, Rigby reprised her role once again in a limited 15-day run at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. … Read More
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