'Family Affair': What Is Kathy Garver Doing Today?

The stars of Family Affair: Anissa Jones, Kathy Garver and Johnny Whittaker
September 23, 2019 - 14:56 / Laura Pérez

Kathy Garver portrayed little "Cissy" in the 1960's sitcom Family Affair. The show ended a couple of decades ago but Kathy hasn't stopped working! Find out what she is up to now down below...

Family Affair was one of the most acclaimed American sitcoms during the 1960's. The show tells the story of three orphans who suddenly have to grow up and live with their uncle. It aired on CBS from 1966 to 1971. We are sure that you probably remember some of the main characters like little "Cissy", portrayed by Kathy Garver. But do you know what the actress been up to since the series ended?

Kathy Garver at The Chiller Convention - Gathering of Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Fans, 2002

Kathy Garver, a very young talent

Ten years before her role as "Cissy" Kathy Garver was already on the big screen with an appearance in the epic religious drama film The Ten Commandments, where she played the role of a young slave girl. It was in 1966 when she became part of the cast of Family Affair at the age of 22, where she played a 15-year-old orphan who lives with her uncle and her two young siblings. She played that role for the entire series until it ended in 1971.

Kathy Garver

Kathy Garver: Behind the cameras

Kathy Garver has also worked as a dubbing artist for cartoons like Spider-Man and Scooby-Dooshe has been the voice of many other characters in shows like Tom & Jerry Kidsand has recorded several TV commercials as well as audio books. She produced, narrated, wrote and recorded eight Beatrix Potter stories that sold more than two million copies and won several prizes. From 2008 to 2012 she co-hosted the Comcast TV talk show Backstage! With Barry and Kathy.

Kathy Garver at the Lucille Ball Lobby Tribute Reception at the Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles, 2019

What is Kathy Garver up to now?

Recently Kathy Garver took part in the 2017 drama film Helen's Last Love and according to IMDB she is working on some other projects which are set to be released later this year and in 2020. She has been married to her husband David since 1981, with whom she also has a son. The family lives in California.

Kathy Garver at the 4th annual Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner Icon Awards, California, 2019