Fan-tastic! Celebs from TV's good ol' days sign autographs. Most of Kathy Garver's fans these days are 50-year-old men. "They say, 'You were my first crush,'" laughs the 60-year-old Family Affair actress. "I always ask them, Well, what happened?" Garver is among the four dozen celebrities appearing at the International Sports & Entertainment Festival, an autograph- and stalker-friendly gathering of aging stars like Deion Sanders, Adam West, and Stella Stevens.
From 1966 to 1971, Garver played Cissy on Family Affair, a weekly sitcom about three orphans who are taken in by their bachelor uncle and his stuffy British valet. On the cover of the first-season DVD (which will be released in two weeks), Garver is the only one smiling. "It was a harbinger of things to come," she says, referring to the cast's real-life tragedies, including the death of Anissa "Buffy" Jones, who overdosed on a cocaine-Quaalude-angel-dust cocktail when she was 18. Garver who got her start in The Ten Commandments prefers to remember it as an innocent time. "I was so sweet and skinny back then," she says. "I've gotten more of an edge over the years."
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