Guisewite, Cathy

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Portrait of Cathy Guisewite (click to view image source)
Cathy Guisewite
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Guisewite, Cathy Gender: F
born on 5 September 1950 at 13:03 (= 1:03 PM )
Place Dayton OH, USA, 39n45, 84w11
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°36' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°32 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°13'


American comic writer of the syndicated cartoon strip "Cathy," published in more than 500 papers. Her work spun off into 12 books by 1990, greeting cards and other products. Her script is based on a humorous view of her own life as a young single working women dealing with shopping, weight, dates and family. She launched the cartoon in 1976 after working as an advertising copywriter. In 1987, she won an Emmy for a "Cathy" special on TV.

As a graduate of the University of Michigan, she was 50 lbs overweight, which she trimmed down to 100 lbs.

Very pretty and 5'2", age 42 and single, she adopted a baby girl. A workaholic perfectionist, she softened with the addition of Ivy. In 1996 she met screenwriter Christopher Wilkinson, 45, and they married Nov. 1997, Los Angeles. Wilkinson has an 18-month-old son and with Guisewite's five-year-old daughter, they are creating a family.

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  • Relationship : Marriage November 1997 (First marriage at 47)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 1987 (Emmy for TV special of "Cathy")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1976 (Released her debut of "Cathy")

Source Notes

Karen Christino quotes her in AA 10/1990, time from her mom


  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Adopted daughter, step son)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Creativity (Pro cartoonist)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Married at age 47)
  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Traits : Personality : Perfectionist
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (Syndicated cartoon strip)