Kathy Garver

Born Dec 13, 1945

Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Garver is an American film, television, voice-over and character actress of stage, most widely known for playing Uncle Bill Davis's teenaged niece, Catherine "Cissy" Davis, on the popular 1960s sitcom, Family Affair. Before that, she played a slave in The Ten Commandments. Garver authored The Family Affair Cookbook and has been a TV host (Backstage with Barry and Kathy).… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on December 13, 1945.


1960 14 Years Old Garver later moved to San Bernardino, California, where she entered Pacific High School in 1960 and remained there until graduation in 1964. … Read More


1966 20 Years Old In 1966, while studying at UCLA, she auditioned for, and won, the role of "Cissy" Davis, the eldest of the three siblings on Family Affair. … Read More
1971 25 Years Old Family Affair lasted for five seasons and Garver would play the role of "Cissy" until the show was cancelled in 1971. … Read More


1997 51 Years Old Garver lives in Hillsborough, California, with her husband, David Travis, and son, Reid. She kept in touch with and visited her Family Affair co-star Brian Keith until his death on June 24, 1997, and attended his funeral.
2002 56 Years Old Garver and her surviving co-star from the original version of Family Affair, Johnny Whitaker, appeared in the Christmas episode of the 2002-2003 Family Affair revival series.


2008 62 Years Old On June 26, 2008, she attended the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony when Brian Keith was awarded a star posthumously; Garver gave a speech in his behalf.
2010 64 Years Old …  In 2010, Garver was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for her role in Family Affair.
2011 65 Years Old On March 19, 2011, Garver made a guest appearance at the 21st annual "Festival of the West" in Scottsdale, Arizona, promoting her best-selling book, The Family Affair Cookbook (published in 2009).
2015 69 Years Old On September 15, 2015, Amazon Books published her autobiography, Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair Of Life In Hollywood.
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