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Catherine Bach (born Catherine Bachman, March 1, 1954, in Warren, Ohio) is an American actress. She played Daisy Duke on both The Dukes of Hazzard and its animated spin-off.


Catherine Bach is an actress, known for The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) and African Skies (1992). She was previously married to Peter Lopez and David Shaw.


Bach is a natural brunette. The name of her signature character, Daisy Duke, has become synonymous with cut-off denim shorts in the style she wore on TV.

She was born on the same day as Ron Howard.

Her first husband, David Shaw, is the stepson of Angela Lansbury.

While on The Dukes of Hazzard, she had a wonderful working relationship with James Best, who mentored her. She frequently visits his Web site, devoted to his painting.

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