Is Everybody Happy?: The Untold Story of Kathy O'Dare A Hollywood Starlet and Her Struggles with Mental Illness (Paperback)
Kathy D'Orazi, who went by the stage name Kathy O'Dare, seemed destined to become a Hollywood star. After entering the world of entertainment at the age of three, she soon blossomed into an multi-talented performer and in her teen years won starring roles on some of the 1970's most popular TV shows, including Happy Days and The Brady Bunch. As her ascent continued, she went on to appear in several notable feature films, until her path to stardom was interrupted when she began to struggle with mental illness during her late teens.
Included in this story are Kathy's older brother's memories of her, as well as excerpts from her actual notes, journals, and scrapbooks she'd kept throughout her lifetime. Ultimately, they combine to create a heartfelt story about stardom, family, compassion, hope, and the challenges of coping with mental illness.