Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood

Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood


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Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood by Kathy Garver

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781630761158
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 347,444
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.

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Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspiring. Your shared moments depicted as lovely threads of family, friends and associates that create the magnificent embroidery enhancement of your life quilt are vividly recalled in your book. Such a wonderful time spent reading your words detailing the best quality of life you sustain. Your book is positivity on steroids. I'm looking forward to purchasing and listening to the audio books available by you and your cookbook. Thank you for your giving, spiritual nature. You love, and are much loved by so many folks.
ScotWeaver More than 1 year ago
This is not your typical Hollywood Memoir! Kathy Garver gives an amazing account of her life in and out of Hollywood. This book is well written and offers insight into Kathy’s life in Hollywood without trashing or being mean spirited. She uses a metaphor of threads to weave her story. If you are looking for something different, this is the book you need to read. I am so glad I took the time and opportunity to read Surviving Cissy. I definitely recommend that you take the time to read this. You will not be disappointed!
Jeffrey_McGee61 More than 1 year ago
Kathy writes a very intimate account of her life experiences in Hollywood as well as many other exciting global locales. Her honesty gives you a clear picture of who she is, what she went through, and how she pieced it all together to create a great career and a great personal life. It's humorous, enlightening, and inspiring to anyone inside or outside of show business. I recommend this wonderful book to everyone.