Listen to Kathy's interview on The Ray Carr Show. Read more.


"'Walking Dead' Actor Will Star in Tom Sawyer Musical River Song, With Music by 'Mary Poppins' Composers" Playbill, Jan 14, 2015. Read more.


"Tom Sawyer Musical RIVER SONG Will Premiere at Niswonger Performing Arts Center" Broadway World, Jan. 14, 2015. Read more.


"Kathy Garver: From Cissy to Spiderman–Still Going Strong in a Dynamic Career that Sizzles!" The LA Beat, Jan. 7, 2015. Read more.


Kathy stars as "Aunt Polly" in the premiere musical presentation of River Song - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Niswonger Center for the Performing Arts in Greeneville TN. Read more.


Taylor Trade Publishing an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield; lands a two
book deal with entertainment dynamo Kathy Garver. Read more.


A native of Long Beach, California, Kathy Garver worked tirelessly on radio, stage and television while completing her academic work and embarking on a Speech major at UCLA.  It was during that time that she was cast as sweet high school freshman Cissy Davis on Family Affair, the Don Fedderson-produced sitcom starring Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot.  Originally airing on CBS from 1966-71, the series remains a beloved staple for generations of new fans through syndication (currently nationally on the MeTV nostalgia network) and through DVD releases of all five seasons.

Winning accolades such as Best Actress from the Family Television Awards, Kathy also boasts the Golden Halo Award and the Emerald Award for her lifetime of achievement in the entertainment world.  Since her time on the sitcom, Kathy’s distinctive voice can be heard in voice-over work ranging from superheroes on the Spider-Man cartoon to Twilight Zone radio dramas to narrating audio books. Kathy has just signed contracts with Rowman/Littlefield to publish her two new books - one to be released in 2015 the other in 2016 which is the 50th anniversary of Family Affair. Please return often for more updates!

Kathy has electrified the talk show circuit entertaining audiences with tales of her life long career in show business over the years.  And her work with young stars Anissa Jones (Buffy) and Johnnie Whitaker (Jody) landed her at Ground Zero to witness the post-childhood career implosions suffered by many child stars.