Kathy Garver and "Surviving Cissy"

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Kathy Garver was born in Long Beach, California Her break-through performance came as one of the young slaves in The Ten Commandments She is most well known for starring as the teenage niece of Uncle Bill Davis, Cissy Davis on Family Affair (1966). The show was nominated for Emmys in various categories during its five year run. Kathy was in born in Long Beach, California to Hayes and Rosemary Garver, joining her sister, Beverly, and brothers, Hayes, Jr. and Lance. During Ms. Garver's teenage years, Kathy added radio and stage to her burgeoning film and television career. Ms. Garver was a freshman majoring in speech at UCLA when she was tested for a television series entitled Family Affair (1966). Kathy, deemed "perfect" to star as "Cissy", with Brian Keith as "Uncle Bill" and Sebastian Cabot as "Mr. French", performed for five years in one of the warmest and most enduring series of the 1960s and 70s. The show continues to be popular today through the release of Family Affair's all five seasons on DVD...

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