Cathy Rigby - Updated Jun 2024

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Cathy Rigby

Cathy Rigby is a well-known actress, speaker, and former artistic gymnast from the United States. Cathy Rigby gained prominence as a gymnast in the 1960s and 1970s, competing at the highest levels of the sport. She was the highest-scoring American gymnast at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Early Life

Cathy Rigby was born in Long Beach, California, United States, on December 12, 1952. Her full name is Cathleen Roxanne Rigby and is an American citizen. She is currently 71 years old and has a birth sign of Sagittarius. She belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and has her belief in Christianity religion.

Until now, she has not mentioned her parent’s identities and occupations. She has been quite secretive regarding her family background and it is also unknown whether she has any siblings or not.


According to the online websites, she attended Los Alamitos High School. Further details related to her academic background are unknown.

Professional Career

Gymnast Career

Cathy Rigby has had a keen interest in gymnastics from an early age. She began practising and honing her skills during her childhood and teenage years. She participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics and was a member of the United States women’s gymnastics team.

During that time, she was just fifteen years old and competed in six different events: The Women’s Individual All-Round, Team All-Round, Floor Exercise, House Vault, Uneven Bars, and Balance Beam. Despite her hard work, she could not earn any medals in the tournament. In the tournament, she was ranked in sixth place in the Women’s Team All-Round.

Caption: Cathy Rigby in the 1972 Olympics performing her gymnastics (Source: Pinterest)

Again, she appeared in the Summer Olympics in 1972 on the United State’s women’s gymnastics team. She again entered into the same six events that she had in her previous time at the Olympics.

This time also, she did not earn any medals and finished in fourth place for the Women’s Team All-Round. She announced her retirement from gymnastics after finishing the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Acting Career

Before starting her career in acting, she spent some years independently studying singing and acting. She made her acting debut in 1974, playing as a guest actress in the show “Police Woman.” Later, she appeared on one episode of “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.” The actress also starred in one made-for-television movie in the 1970s called “The Great Wallendas.”

In the 1980s, she was more focused on theatre and appeared in plays such as ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ She also made her Broadway debut in 1990 playing Peter Pan in ‘Peter Pan.’  In the 1990s, she went on to go on tour for this play twice.

Caption: Cathy Rigby playing the role of Peter Pan in the play Peter Pan (Source: The Times-Mail)

Rigby appeared in just one television show “Ghostwriter,” one made-for-television film “Perfect Body,” and one television special “Peter Pan” in the 1990s – 2000s. In 2002-2003, she performed the lead in the touring version of the musical Seussical, and in 2004-2005, she returned to tour as Peter Pan, branding it as her farewell.

Her most recent acting work was in the 2012 film “McKenna Shoots for the Stars,” in which she played Isabelle Manning. In late August 2015, she reprised her role as Peter Pan in a limited 15-day performance at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.

Cathy Rigby – Awards

Rigby was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in the year 1997. She received a Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from The Broadway League in the year 2004.

Net Worth 2024

As of 2023, this American actress’s net worth is expected to be around $1.4 million. Unfortunately, she has not mentioned her salary and income. Primarly, she earns through acting roles in TV series and movies and also makes some of it from her plays.

Relationship Status

On the 11th of September 1982, Cathy Rigby married Thomas P. McCoy. With the marriage, the couple has two kids; Theresa McCoy and Kaitlin McCoy.

Cathy Rigby

Caption: Cathy Rigby’s family photo (Source: Cathy Rigby – Weebly)

Previously, she was married to a football player, Tommy Mason. The couple have two sons, Thomas Buck Mason, and Ryan Mason. However, the couple parted away after seven years and their divorce was finalized in 1981.

Body Measurements

Caption: Cathy Rigby in the Peter Pan costume (Source: Pinterest)

This American actress is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 45 kg. In addition, she has a pair of dark brown eyes with brown hair colour while her other body measurement is unknown.

Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@cathleen59’ there are over 794 followers. Similarly, there are 699 followers on her Twitter page ‘@Panforever’ and over 1.9k followers on her Facebook page.