Where Is She Now: Lauren Chapin (Actress) - Father Knows Best.
Name: Lauren Chapin
Born: May 23, 1945, Los Angeles, California
Claim To Fame: She is best known for her role as the youngest child "Kathy Anderson" (nicknamed "Kitten") on the television show Father Knows Best.
Family Life: She was married to Jerry Jones from 1961-66. They are divorced. She has a daughter, Summer-Healy Chapin, and a son, Matthew Chapin.
Info: Chapin made a name for herself as a child actress on the television show Father Knows Best, which was produced between 1954 and 1960. Chapin had a troubled childhood.
Following the cancellation of Father Knows Best, she
married at age 16, was divorced at 18, became a drug addict, turned to prostitution to secure her habit, and was sent to a mental institution after she attempted suicide.
In 1979, Chapin turned to religion, which she credits with saving her life.
Trivia: Is the younger sister of former child star Billy
Was awarded five Jr. Emmy's for Best Child Actress.
Has been awarded "Honorable Mayor" of three cities in the states of Oklahoma, Texas and Florida for her numerous charity activities.
Is the co-author of Father Does Know Best?The Lauren Chapin Story (1988) with Andrew Collins.
Where Is She Now: Chapin is now a manager of singers and actors. She also performs live inter-active version of
Father Knows Best for cruise lines, conventions, and other events.
Chapin is also a licensed and ordained Christian evangelist.