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Catherine Bach (born Catherine Bachman, 1 March 1954, 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 website, devoted to his painting.
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