Buffalo in the 70s: Hengerer’s looking for ‘Family Affair’ star lookalikes

By Steve Cichon

“Family Affair,” starring Brian Keith as bachelor-uncle who becomes the reluctant parent to his young niece and nephew, was one of 1970’s most popular TV shows. Among the show’s most popular stars was Anissa Jones, who played Buffy.

Sadly, Jones died of a drug overdose at the age of 18 in 1976.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and is the News Director at WECK Radio. A 25 year Buffalo media veteran, Steve's contributed more than 1400 Buffalo History stories to The Buffalo News, worked at WIVB-TV, Empire Sports Network, and spent ten years as a newsman and News Director at WBEN Radio. He's also put his communication skills to work as an adjunct professor, a producer of PBS documentaries, and even run for Erie County Clerk. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.