- Kathy Garver: Surviving Cissy and Keeping the Legacy of Family Affair Alive Jeff Dwoskin 54:07
From her iconic role as Cissy in the beloved TV show Family Affair to her extensive career in Hollywood and voice-over work, Kathy Garver has left a lasting mark on the entertainment industry. In this interview, Kathy shares her memories of co-stars, discusses the lasting appeal of Family Affair, and talks about her latest projects.
My guest, Kathy Garver, and I discuss:
- “Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair Of Life In Hollywood” – Kathy Garver’s memoir about her life in Hollywood and her iconic role as Cissy in the popular TV show, Family Affair.
- Keeping the Memory of Family Affair Alive – Kathy Garver’s dedication to preserving the legacy of Family Affair through appearances and her books, including “The Family Affair Cookbook” and “Family Affair Scrapbook”.
- Family Affair Reboot – A discussion of the reboot of Family Affair, including Kathy’s thoughts on why the original magic wasn’t captured in the Tim Curry reboot.
- Aunt Cissy – Kathy’s sequel pilot to Family Affair, where she once again plays the beloved character of Cissy as an aunt.
- JL Hudson Detroit Thanksgiving Parade – A look at Kathy Garver’s co-hosting duties with Sebastian Cabot in this iconic parade.
- “Lem The Orphan Reindeer” – Kathy’s classic spoken word album written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.
- Balancing College and an Acting Career – How Kathy Garver managed to maintain normalcy on campus while pursuing an acting career, thanks to great advice from her mom and therapist.
- Rachel in “The 10 Commandments” – A discussion of Kathy Garver’s role as Rachel the slave girl in this iconic film, working with Cecil B. DeMille, and her lasting friendship with Charlton Heston.
- Auditioning for Cissy – Kathy’s experience auditioning for the role of Cissy on Family Affair.
- The Lasting Appeal of Family Affair – Why Family Affair remains a beloved show to this day.
- Episode Highlights – A discussion of two memorable episodes of Family Affair: “Waltz to Remember” and “Member of the Family”.
- Memories of Co-Stars – Kathy Garver shares her fond memories of working with Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Anissa Jones, Johnny Whitaker, and Nancy Walker.
- Unique Filming Approach – How Family Affair was filmed to work around Brian Keith’s movie star schedule.
- To Tell The Truth – Kathy’s time on the new version of this popular game show, and the question of whether she is Dolly Parton’s sister.
- Voice Over Career – Kathy Garver’s extensive voice-over career, including narrating over 80 audiobooks and voicing Marvel’s Firestar for “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends”.
- Latest Projects – A look at Kathy Garver’s latest projects, including “Yellowbird” and “Old Man Jackson”.
- and much more!
You’re going to love my conversation with Kathy Garver
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