Most remembered for her starring role as the older sister, Cissy, in the television hit, “Family Affair,” Kathy Garver has also garnered critical acclaim in movies, stage, radio, voice-over animation and audio book narration.
Ms. Garver has also used her experience and education to entertain and instruct people with her successful motivational speeches and presentations – from keynote speaker to host to workshop leader.
Kathy was born in Long Beach, California and was a freshman majoring in speech in UCLA when she tested for the part of Cissy. In “Family Affair,” she acted alongside Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Anissa Jones and Johnny Whitaker, winning the Best Actress award from the “Family Television Awards” and securing the Golden Halo Award as well as the Emerald Award for her lifetime achievement in the entertainment world.
Having served on the board of the Young People’s Committee of the Screen Actors Guild, and as a volunteer for Book Pals, Kathy uses her experience to guide new actors into the business. She is involved in such charities as the Child Help Foundation, Rose Resnick Light House for the Blind, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Ms. Garver also teaches speech, diction, narration, ADR and how to voice audio books and toys in San Francisco at Voice One Studios, Santa Rosa at American Eagle Studios, LA at MJ Lallo Studios, and other cities throughout the USA.
Kathy has also published three books – “The Family Affair Cookbook,” “Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood,” and her latest release, “X-Child Stars: Where Are They Now?”
For a complete list of Kathy’s acting and producing credits, please click here.