The Power of Perseverance
6:30 PM18:30

The Power of Perseverance


Unlike so many of the young stars of Hollywood, Kathy was able to rise above the pitfalls and trappings that befall so many in the entertainment industry. The question is  what is it in Kathy's spirit that enabled her to escape the trials and tribulations of her fellow child stars, to rise above the inevitable rejections faced when they become adults and to overcome personal struggles, some of which we all experience?

One trait that Kathy has displayed repeatedly is her strength of spirit, her perseverance in the face of adversity and a tenacity to continue on when others had long since given up and/or succumbed to addictions.

Join Kathy as she shares the titillating tale of her success in Hollywood and provides insight into how she coped with the day-to-day struggles of early fame and fortune. Learn how she persevered and survived in a world that few are able. And, in the process, learn how you, too, can overcome adversity and rise above whatever comes your way. Her story will enlighten as well as entertain you.


"The essence is to never give up, as Winston Churchill has said, but to greet each day with joy and new hope." KG 

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Book Signing at Just Fabulous in Palm Springs near Palm Springs Walk of Stars
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing at Just Fabulous in Palm Springs near Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Actress, Author and Palm Springs Walk of Stars Honoree, Kathy Garver, will be appearing at a book signing for her hit book, "Surviving Cissy -My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood" on Saturday January 16, 2016 from 2pm - 4pm at upscale lifestyle boutique,  Just Fabulous, located at 515 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. 

Kathy Garver, the teenage heartthrob from the hit TV series Family Affair  appeared in such classic films as Night of the Hunter and The Ten Commandments long before she became a television icon. Kathy Garver's book, "Surviving Cissy - My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood" won the People's Choice Award as best non- fiction. Her 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 audio books. Featuring anecdotes, Hollywood history, and details of her relationships with such stars as Charlton Heston and Jon Provost, "Surviving Cissy - My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood" is a veritable quilt of Kathy’s exciting life. Enjoying outstanding reviews, her best selling book is now in its second printing having originally launched in September of 2015.

Kathy is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the award-winning hit TV sitcom, Family Affair  and her iconic portrayal in it as Catherine "Cissy" Patterson Davis. Please come celebrate with Kathy! Please call Just Fabulous at (760) 864-1300 or email Kathy Garver at for more information. 

 The Palm Springs Walk of Stars, founded in 1992, has honored 391 individuals with a Golden Palm Star placed on the sidewalks of Palm Springs. Show business honorees must have made an impact worldwide in the area of show business. All other star honorees must have contributed to the charm, worldwide prominence and name recognition of Greater Palm Springs.  More information available at 

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