Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Cathy Rigby Biography (1952-)
Born December 12, 1952, in Long Beach (some sources cite Los Alamitos), CA; daughter of Paul and Anita Rigby; married Tom Mason, 1972 (divorced, 1981); married Tom McCoy, 1982; children: (first marriage) Bucky, Ryan; (second marriage) Theresa, Kaitlin. Career:
Contact-- c/o 110 East Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Fullerton, CA 92632. Career: Actress. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada, CA, coexecutive producer of McCoy Rigby Series, beginning in 1994. Southern California Acrobatic Team, member of gymnastics team, beginning in 1963; Olympic gymnast in Mexico City, Mexico, 1968, and Munich, Germany, 1972; opened gymnastics clubs in Anaheim and MissionViejo, CA. Awards, Honors: First American woman to win individual medal in World Gymnastics Championships, 1970; eight gold and four other international gymnastics medals; named one of America's most influential women in sports by Wide World of Sports, ABC; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, 1991, for Peter Pan..
- Birth Details
- December 12, 1952
- Long Beach, California, United States
The Rowan and Martin Special, NBC, 1973
- (As Cathy Rigby McCoy) Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986
- (As Cathy Rigby McCoy) Mrs. Lenore Luellen, Daddy Can't Read, ABC,1988
The 13th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1988
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1990
A Passion to Play: Stories of Women in Sports, ABC, 1994
Nadia Comaneci: Return to Romania, ABC, 1995
Superstar Gymnasts, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, 1999
- Jana Schmidt, The Great Wallendas, NBC, 1978
- (As Cathy Rigby McCoy) Virginia, Challenge of a Lifetime, ABC, 1985
- Brenda Gray, The Perfect Body, NBC, 1997
- Greta's daughter, "Arson and Old Lace," The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, 1978
Alive and Well, syndicated, 1984
- Ms. Dozier, Ghostwriter, PBS, 1992
Other Television Appearances
- Also appeared in Hard to Read and Triathlon.
- Gymnastics consultant, The Gymnast (special), ABC, 1980
- Technical adviser, The Perfect Body (movie), NBC, 1997
- Title role, Peter Pan, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1998-99
- Also appeared in Meet Me in St. Louis,
Paint Your Wagon, and The Wizard of Oz.
- Title role, Peter Pan, U.S. cities, 1990-91
- Annie Oakley, Annie Get Your Gun, U.S. cities, 1993-94
- Coproducer, Peter Pan, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1990-91
Back Stage, November 27, 1998, p. 52.
Hollywood Reporter, November 24, 1998, p. 19.
Sports Illustrated for Kids, August 24, 1994, p. 26.
Women's Sports and Fitness, January 24, 1995, p. 32; May, 1999, p.33.*