Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood

Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood

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Overview

Kathy Garver, the teenage heartthrob from the hit series Family Affair (1966-1971), was no one-hit wonder, but a journeywoman actress who appeared in such classic films as Night of the Hunter and The Ten Commandments long before she became a television icon.

This memoir is a recollection of a working actress's experiences, from the many films, television shows, and stage plays in which she performed, to her second career as a voice-over specialist in popular animated films and audiobooks. Featuring anecdotes, Hollywood history, and details of her relationships with such stars as Charlton Heston and Jon Provost, Surviving Cissy is a veritable quilt of Kathy's exciting life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630761158
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,270,207
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kathy Garver is an accomplished and versatile actress whose acting career first took flight with the legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. She is a UCLA graduate, attended London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has proven her talents for comedy and drama with starring roles in My Fair Lady, Sunday in New York, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She lives in San Francisco, where she gives classes on audiobook narration when she’s not recording an audiobook or a voice-over.

Table of Contents

Foreword Anna Patty Duke xi

Prologue: A Hair-Raising Audition 1

1 Beginning of the Threads 6

2 Ties to Oklahoma 10

3 Los Angeles Strings 15

4 Unraveling Theatrical Threads 19

5 Biblical Cords 26

6 Sewing Together a Resume 32

7 Nice Threads, or the Good Girl 37

8 The Thread Theory 41

9 Taking the Reins 44

10 Foam Warp 47

11 Spinning Cotton 52

12 Selling Threads 57

13 Radio Connections 58

14 Silken Cords 61

15 Changing Swatches 65

16 Knots in the Yam 71

17 Philosophy of the Threads 75

18 Knitting a Degree 77

19 Adding to the Theatrical Swatch 87

20 Gathering Swatches for the Family Quilt 97

21 Piecing the Quilt 100

22 Weaving More Stones 102

23 Knitting Succeeding Rows 107

24 Brian 111

25 Brian Gathers His Own Threads 115

26 Sebastian, the Manny 121

27 Anissa, "Buffy" 125

28 Johnny, "Jody" 131

29 Mrs. Beasley, Played by an Unknown 134

30 Other Family Affair Family 135

31 A Quality Garment 149

32 Weaving an International Quilt 153

33 Puzzling Together the Pieces 157

34 Charitable Threads 160

35 Musical Sheeting 165

36 Camo 168

37 Sparkling Ties to Publicity 171

38 Lacy Love Life 175

39 One Spool Empties 183

40 Winding Another Spool 185

41 The Fiber of the Business 189

42 Throwing Threads to the Wind 192

43 Red Velvet Curtains 194

44 Creating My Own Threads 200

45 Chasing Windmill Fibers 205

46 Tying the Knot 208

47 Invisible Threads through the Air 211

48 Weaving a New Swatch 214

49 Playing with Kiddy Threads 218

50 Breaking Threads 222

51 The Garment Lengthens 225

52 Exotic Threads 232

53 Burning Threads 236

54 Putting Together the Pieces 240

55 Nostalgic Threads 245

56 Audio Swatches 251

57 Helping Others to Sew Their Own Piece 255

58 Still Sewing 257

59 Unraveled 260

60 Completing the Garment 264

Filmography 267

Family Affair Episode Guide 271

Acknowledgments 275

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