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An Afternoon with Kathy Garver
Set at the MBC on Saturday, November 21st

The Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago is pleased to present “An Afternoon with Kathy Garver” on Saturday, November 21st, beginning at 12:00 noon. ADMISSION IS FREE.
The actress, who is best known for playing “Cissy” on the classic CBS sitcom “Family Affair,” will share fascinating stories from her diverse career in Hollywood. In addition to “Family Affair,” Garver guest-starred in many other television series including “The Patty Duke Show,” “The Rifleman,” “The Big Valley,” “Nash Bridges,” “Matlock” and more. As a child, two of her earliest roles were in the classic movies “The Ten Commandments,” starring Charlton Heston, and “Night of the Hunter,” which starred Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Garver’s appearance at the MBC will include clips from many of her films and TV series.
Chicago television personality Paul Lisnek will moderate a discussion, followed by a book signing. Garver is currently promoting her memoir, “Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood” (Rowman & Littlefield/Taylor Trade).
“I feel honored to be a part of the history embedded in this intriguing museum,” Garver said. “Discussing my new book and showing clips of my lifetime career brings me close to my friends and fans who love classic stars and realize their importance in the fabric of our culture.”
“Family Affair” was among the highest-rated television series from 1966-71. The series starred Brian Keith as New York bachelor “Bill Davis,” whose orphaned niece “Cissy” and her young siblings “Buffy” (Anissa Jones) and “Jody” (Johnny Whittaker) come to live with him. Sebastian Cabot costarred as “Mr. French,” the butler. A pendant necklace worn by Garver in one of the show’s most memorable episodes, “Flower Power,” is displayed in the Paul Lisnek Gallery at the Museum.
"Kathy Garver was an important part of one of television's most memorable ensemble casts on ‘Family Affair’ and we are honored to welcome her,” said the museum’s founder and president, Bruce DuMont. “She joins other classic TV actresses such as Betty White, Audrey Meadows, Barbara Billingsley, Esther Rolle, Charlotte Ray and Marion Ross, who have also appeared at the museum.”
Founded in 1987, The Museum of Broadcast Communications features a wide range of educational programs, exhibits and archives devoted to television and radio programs, newscasts and commercials.
“An Afternoon with Kathy Garver” will take place on Saturday, November 21, at 12:00 noon at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-5411. Admission will be free on that date only. A portion of the proceeds from book sales during Ms. Garver’s appearance will benefit the museum.
More information is available at or by calling 312-245-8200. Information about Kathy Garver is available at
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