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'Family Affair's' Kathy Garver looks back on childhood stardom in new autobiography

'Family Affair's' Kathy Garver looks back on childhood stardom in new autobiography

Kathy Garver was riding high as the perky teenager Cissy on the popular 1966-71 CBS sitcom "Family Affair." But then the series ended and Garver found herself typecast as "this lovely, wholesome, sweet girl." She asked herself, "How do I go beyond that image to show this is a really good actress?" It wasn't easy. Not long after "Family Affair" ended, Garver was mulling a job offer to be James Caan's assistant on the 1971 film "T.R Baskin." But when she discovered she was basically going to be his gofer on the set, Garver turned down the job. Instead she got her master's in theater arts at UCLA and attended the Royal...

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